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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Experiences Engaging Healthcare When Dizzy

PDF Publication


August 23, 2016

Dizziness is a common yet difficult symptom to manage in patients seeking medical care. The purpose of this study was to describe the experiences of participants with dizziness engaging the medical community for help.

Correcting for the 2007 MEPS Discontinuity in Medical Condition Spending and Treated Prevalence

Online Article, PDF Publication


August 16, 2016

Under a contract with the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Altarum has updated estimates of spending by medical condition that were first published in 2009 and that covered the years 1996 through 2005.

Health Sector Trend Report, July 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports


July 27, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, July 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, June 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports


June 29, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, June 2016

Annual Reports

Annual Report


June 29, 2016

Altarum Institute's Annual Reports, since 2003

LTSS Policy Options Framework

Fact Sheet


June 20, 2016

The rapid aging of the U.S. presents future Administrations and Congress with multiple challenges and opportunities for improving access to long-term services and supports (LTSS).

MediCaring Communities Book

Online Article, Other


June 15, 2016

MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost

Health Sector Trend Report, May 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication


May 23, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, May 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, April 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports


April 29, 2016

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, March 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports


March 25, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2016

Steering Autonomous Vehicle Policy: The Role of Public Health

PDF Publication


March 18, 2016

The prospect of a coming boon in self-driving cars has captured the imagination of many Americans. Self-driving cars offer the promise of enjoyable, stress-free drives. This report aims to identify policy issues related to the use of autonomous vehicles (AVs) that will have a bearing on public health and to identify research topics that will support informed decisionmaking related to AVs and public health.

Ask About Aspirin

PDF Publication


March 11, 2016

Aspirin is a remarkable drug. Each year, researchers publish hundreds of new scientific studies about aspirin and its benefits.

Assessing the Value of Investments in Primary Prevention

Fact Sheet


March 8, 2016

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Altarum Institute’s Center for Sustainable Health Spending is creating a structure to demonstrate the value of investments in nonclinical primary prevention—interventions outside of the medical system that reduce the incidence of injury and illness—and their impact on health care costs.

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication


February 25, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2016

Ethics Consultation Quality Assessment Tool: A Novel Method for Assessing the Quality of Ethics Case Consultations Based on Written Records

Online Article


February 25, 2016

Although ethics consultation is offered as a clinical service in most hospitals in the United States, few valid and practical tools are available to evaluate, ensure, and improve ethics consultation quality.

The Road to Certification for Clinical Ethics Consultants: Finding Our Bearings

Online Article


February 25, 2016

Fins and colleagues (2016) describe their pilot evaluation of portfolios for quality attestation as “a significant step on the pathway to an eventual certification process for clinical ethics consultants”.

Center for Food and Nutrition (CFAN)

Fact Sheet


February 3, 2016

Altarum Institute’s Center for Food and Nutrition assists administrators of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) with developing and implementing nutrition education programming to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices and pursue physically active lifestyles.

Health Sector Trend Report, January 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports


January 28, 2016

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.

The Aging Network in Transition: Hanging in the Balance

PDF Publication


January 27, 2016

Despite the challenges of perennially low funding levels and the lack of federal investment in the development of infrastructure and technology for the aging network, it is showing signs of significant progress in developing relationships with a diverse array of health care organizations.

Health Sector Trend Report, December 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication


December 30, 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.

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