September 26, 2012
Using observation units in hospitals to provide care to certain patients can be more efficient than admitting them to the hospital and can result in shorter lengths-of-stay and lower costs.
September 24, 2012
In the decade leading up to the ACA’s passage, per capita spending on personal health services among the nonelderly rose at an annual rate 3.5 percent faster than general consumer prices.
September 18, 2012
The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state in the country over the next 20 years, according to F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012.
September 17, 2012
Program Results Report
The FRESH-Thinking project at Stanford University, directed by Victor Fuchs and Ezekiel Emanuel, sponsored a series of meetings in 2007–10 that addressed policy options essential to all health reform proposals.
August 13, 2012
Tobacco cessation programs are proven to have a high return on investment, despite chronic underfunding.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.
July 24, 2014
This brief explains the origins of these differential
payments and the debate over approaches that
have been proposed for developing so-called
This series includes insightful profiles written by prominent health policy journalists on how Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative has improved health care in local communities.
July 17, 2014
Study finds architecture, interior design, and other physical aspects of their work environments can enhance early-career nurses’ job satisfaction—and it has implications for better patient health outcomes and reducing costs.
July 1, 2012
In her July 2012 message, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey examines the challenges that confront the nation in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act.