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April 15, 2014
Inadequate weight gain in pregnancy is a major contributor to low birth weight in Colorado, where the low birth weight rate is among the highest in the nation.
Assessing Care Integration for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries: A Review of Quality Measures Chosen by States in the Financial Alignment Initiative
March 25, 2014
Caring for the 9 million low-income elderly or disabled adults who are eligible for full benefits under both Medicare and Medicaid can be extremely costly.
March 19, 2014
The number and complexity of clinical laboratory tests is rapidly expanding, presenting primary care physicians with challenges in accurately, efficiently, and safely ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests.
March 12, 2014
In this issue of JAMA, Adelman and colleagues describe an older woman who attempted suicide to escape the overwhelming burdens of caring for her ill and debilitated husband.
March 12, 2014
Altarum partnered with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) WIC program to conduct this community-based participatory study.
March 4, 2014
Despite the availability of endorsed quality measures and widespread usage of hospice, hospice quality data are rarely available to consumers.
February 28, 2014
Quality Matters asked Lynn how the U.S. health care system could do a better job of caring for these patients.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: Corporate Policy Matters: Health Outcomes Aren’t Always Determined by Health
January 8, 2014
In this review, Dr. Lynch and Dr. Sherman identify Missing Variables often ignored by researchers – which may lead to erroneous conclusions about the connection between health and business outcomes.
December 3, 2013
Many of us – tens of millions, in fact – are on track to live into our 80s and beyond.
November 13, 2013
Those lucky enough to grow old—including millions of Baby Boomers—face a health care system not designed to meet the real needs of very old people for continuity of care, community-based services, access to nutrition and transportation, and help for family caregivers.
October 24, 2013
There is a substantial earnings gap between non‐Hispanic whites and persons of color in the U.S. that applies to males and females across all ages.
Targeted Crizotinib Therapy in People with Lung Cancer – Informing an International Debate on the Cost of Extending Life
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.
June 16, 2013
It is widely believed that the US health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive prevention.
June 3, 2013
The National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report that U.S. health care spending was $2.6 trillion in 2010.
March 11, 2013
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.
February 21, 2013
Postpartum depression is estimated to occur among 10–20% of new mothers and has long been known to differentially affect low-income women.
Altarum Policy Roundtable Report: Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity
February 13, 2013
This Altarum Institute Roundtable Report (in PDF) provides and in-depth summary of the November 7, 2011 Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum Roundtable titled "Learning How Pediatric BMI Surveillance Can Lead to Approaches to Combating Childhood Obesity."
November 28, 2012
Coinciding with the release of the fall 2012 results on HospitalSafetyScore.com, Altarum Institute has released a new white paper describing strategies employers can use to increase the safety and quality of hospital care their employees receive and describes successful approaches used by leading employers across the United States. Read the full report, Steering Employees Toward Safer Care.
Altarum Center for Sustainable Health Spending Symposium: Sustainable Health Spending and the U.S. Federal Budget - July 24, 2012
November 13, 2012
This half-day symposium explicitly connected the U.S. budget situation to health care cost control.
Health Sector Trend Reports
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.