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Health Spending on Track for 5th Year of Slow Growth While Health Job Growth Declines

Press Release


January 17, 2014

Depending on the December data, 2013 could be the fifth consecutive year of health spending growth below 4%, a rate that had not been seen before in the 50-plus years of national health expenditure accounting.

Pathways Newsletter - January 2014

Pathways Partner News


January 15, 2014

The Institute Update is a service of Altarum Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit health care research and consulting organization. Altarum integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care.

Study: Consumers Active in Their Own Health Care but Face Financial Pressures and Are Unprepared for Health Care Costs in Retirement

Press Release


January 8, 2014

The nation appears to be shifting away from the traditional model of health care, in which doctors have most of the decisionmaking authority.

Health Care Price Growth Hits Historic Low

Press Release


December 11, 2013

Health care prices in October 2013 rose 0.9% above October 2012, the lowest reading in the fifty-plus years for which we have data.

Institute Update - December 2013

Institute Update


December 11, 2013

Altarum Institute's December 2013 e-Newsletter

Health Care Employment Growth Slowing as Prices and Spending Remain Low

Press Release


November 14, 2013

A net 15,000 health care jobs were created in October 2013, significantly below the two-year average of 21,000 jobs per month. For the first 10 months of 2013 we saw an average of 17,000 new health care jobs, compared with 26,000 over the same period in 2012.

"The Business Case for Racial Equity” quantifies the cost of racism in the U.S.

Press Release


October 24, 2013

Today Altarum Institute and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) released a report detailing the economic impact of racism, and the benefits of advancing racial equity as the demography of our nation continues to evolve.

Center for Food Assistance and Nutrition: News

CFAN News


October 23, 2013

October 2013 Center for Food Assistance and Nutrition Newsletter

Pathways Newsletter - October 2013

Pathways Partner News


October 16, 2013

The Institute Update is a service of Altarum Institute, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit health care research and consulting organization. Altarum integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to deliver comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health and health care.

Historically Low Health Care Price Inflation Holds Health Spending Growth to 3.8% in August

Press Release


October 9, 2013

National health care prices in August 2013 were 1.0% higher than in August 2012, down one-tenth from the July 2013 level and equal to the May 2013 rate, which was the all-time low in our series that extends back to January 1990.

Long Term Care Commission Steps Forward

Press Release


September 19, 2013

The current system for providing long-term services and supports (LTSS) is dysfunctional and needs substantial reform, concludes the final report of the 15-member Long Term Care Commission on Sept. 18th.

Institute Update - September 2013

Institute Update


September 18, 2013

Altarum Institute's September 2013 e-Newsletter

Altarum Institute Named One of the Michigan 2013 Winners of the 101 Best and Brightest in Wellness™ Award

Award


September 13, 2013

Altarum Institute has been named one of the Michigan 2013 winners of the 101 Best and Brightest in Wellness™ award from the Michigan Business and Professional Association.

Health Spending Growth Remains Low but Jobs Rebound

Press Release


September 10, 2013

After the decade-low employment growth initially reported in July, health care rebounded in August 2013 to rise by 33,000 jobs, well above the 24-month average of 23,000 jobs.

Altarum’s Endowed Professorship at University of Michigan Awarded to Lutgarde Raskin

Press Release


August 30, 2013

Lutgarde Raskin, Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, has received the Altarum Institute/ERIM Russell O’Neal Endowed Professorship. This endowed professorship is one of the highest honors that the University’s College of Engineering can award to a faculty member.

Altarum Staffer Receives Awards for Long-Term Care Policy Improvements

Press Release


August 29, 2013

Anne Montgomery, senior policy analyst for Altarum Institute’s Center for Elder Care and Advanced Illness (CECAI), will receive both this year’s National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Public Policy Award and the National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs (NASOP) Hollis Turnham Advocacy Award.

Health Share of Economy Drops Due to Data Revisions: Health Price, Spending, and Jobs Growth Contained

Press Release


August 16, 2013

Health care prices grew 1.1 percent in July 2013 relative to July 2012, only a tenth above the May rate, which was the lowest in our data series extending back to January 1990.

Health Sector Job Growth Flat For First Time in a Decade: Is Long-Anticipated Slow Down Here?

Press Release


August 8, 2013

Health care employment rose by only 2,500 jobs in July 2013, well below the 24-month average of 22,000, and the lowest increase since July 2003.

Hair Care or Health Care: Which Provider Would You Keep?

Press Release


July 24, 2013

Is customer loyalty different in health care from other consumer services – such as hair care?

Targeted Crizotinib Therapy in People with Lung Cancer – Informing an International Debate on the Cost of Extending Life

Press Release


July 22, 2013

Recent advances in the treatment of lung cancer hope to stem the tide of this deadly disease, which, in 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), killed over 158,000 people; an additional 205,000 were diagnosed. One such advance is the accelerated review, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, of crizotinib (trade name Xalkori®, Pfizer).

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