Publications

As an integral part of our mission, Altarum Institute publishes reports and papers, using our own research, or on behalf of clients, for the interested public, the academic community, government officials, and health policy experts. We cover emerging issues and trends in military and veterans’ health, sexual and behavioral health, elder care, health economics, and much more.

Publications

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Aspirin Project

Fact Sheet    July 31, 2015

The Aspirin Project’s goal is to increase awareness of daily, low-dose aspirin use for the prevention of disease. Serving both consumers and providers, the Project provides unbiased information about who should and who should not take aspirin.

ActionToQuit

Fact Sheet    July 31, 2015

ActionToQuit is a tobacco control policy program dedicated to reducing tobacco-related death, disease and cost through communication, education, and advocacy. ActionToQuit is an initiative of Altarum Institute.

Health Sector Trend Report, June 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports    June 24, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

PWC Health Research Institute - Medical Cost Trend: Behind the Numbers 2016

PDF Publication    June 9, 2015

Spending growth in the $2.9 trillion US health economy is expected to slow in 2016 as compared to 2015, but it will still outpace overall economic inflation.

The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

PDF Publication    May 29, 2015

Drawing research from a range of sources, including The Johns Hopkins University, the Altarum Institute and consultants from Michigan State University, Brandeis University and Harvard University, this report estimates the potential economic benefits of seizing opportunities in actively promoting equity and addressing racial and ethnic inequities in Michigan.

Building the Evidence Base for Population-Level Interventions - Barriers and Opportunities

Online Article, PDF Publication    April 1, 2015

Population-level interventions focused on policy, systems, and environmental change strategies are increasingly being used to affect and improve the health of populations.

Telemedicine Today: The State of Affairs

PDF Publication    March 9, 2015

Imagine if financial transactions were different every time that you went to the bank and rules differed from state to state, program to program, and agency to agency. For consumers, the complexity would make no sense.

Testimony to the Michigan Senate Health Policy Committee Relevant to Senate Bill 68, Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

PDF Publication    March 4, 2015

The following document is the testimony of Ani Turner, Deputy Director of the Center for Sustainable Health Spending at Altarum Institute, on relevant findings from projections of the future supply and demand for clinicians, comparing Michigan’s advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) practice environment to other states, and highlighting the evidence on outcomes we might expect under Michigan Senate BIll 68 (S.B. 68.)

Behavioral Health

Fact Sheet    February 25, 2015

Over the past 4 years, Altarum has been at the forefront of efforts to address behavioral health issues in the United States, especially those related to the continuing integration of mental health and addiction service systems and the concurrent integration of behavioral health with physical health systems under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication    February 24, 2015

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication    January 23, 2015

This report provides a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Reducing the Burden of Childhood Dental Disease in Michigan

Fact Sheet    January 20, 2015

Altarum Institute, in collaboration with Delta Dental of Michigan, the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and the Michigan Department of Community Health, is working with our partner organizations to improve the oral health of more than 1 million children across the state.

Sustaining “Meaningful Use” of Health Information Technology in Low-Resource Practices

Online Article    January 13, 2015

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has been extensively studied, but their maintenance once implemented has not.

Health Sector Trend Report, December 2014

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication    December 18, 2014

This report presents and interprets recent trends in national health spending, prices, utilization, and jobs from 2006 through the third quarter of 2014.

Trends In Complicated Newborn Hospital Stays & Costs, 2002–2009: Implications For The Future

Online Article    December 2, 2014

This paper assesses trends in complicated newborn hospital stays from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample all-payer administrative data.

Integrating Women’s Health into Schools of Public Health Curricula

PDF Publication    October 17, 2014

Women, it is said, hold up half the sky. Healthy women hold up a healthy world: they nurture and improve their own health and well-being, and that of children, families, and communities.

Focus on the Future: Revisiting the Family Planning Research Agenda

PDF Publication    October 17, 2014

This report summarizes the results of a literature review of recent family planning service delivery research (2003-2011) and presents areas for further research recommended by leading experts in the field.

A 10-Year Projection of the Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures, Including Nonretail

PDF Publication    October 14, 2014

The latest forecast of national health expenditures (NHE) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prescription drug spending making up roughly 9.5% of total health spending each year from 2013 through 2023.

Clarifying Feasible Procedures for Reinvesting Health Care Cost Savings

PDF Publication    September 18, 2014

Efforts to promote significant change in the U.S. health system are underway in a variety of settings and along multiple dimensions.

IOM Report Provides Roadmap for End-of-Life Care

PDF Publication    September 17, 2014

Americans express strong views when asked about the care they want to receive when they are seriously ill and approaching death.

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