Publications

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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, 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

Online Article


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

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.

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”.

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.

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports, PDF Publication


February 25, 2016

Health Sector Trend Report, February 2016

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.

A Framework for Assessing the Value of Investments in Nonclinical Prevention

Online Article


December 10, 2015

We present a high-level framework to show the process by which an investment in primary prevention produces value. We define primary prevention broadly to include investments in any of the determinants of health.

Health Sector Trend Report, November 2015

Health Sector Trend Reports


November 24, 2015

Health Sector Trend Report, November 2015

2015 Health Care Value Forecast: Payers, Purchasers and Providers

PDF Publication


November 17, 2015

The short answer is staggering: In the U.S., we will spend $3.207 trillion in 2015.1 That’s $3,207 with nine zeroes behind it—a number so large that it’s nearly impossible to comprehend.

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Health Sector Trend Report, November 2016

Health Sector Trend Reports

Health Sector Trend Report, November 2016

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