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Short-Lived Success: Assessment of an Intervention to Improve Pregnancy Weight Gain in Colorado

Online Article, PDF Publication

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

PDF Publication

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.

Primary Care Physicians' Challenges in Ordering Clinical Laboratory Tests and Interpreting Results

Online Article

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.

JAMA: Strategies to Ease the Burden of Family Caregivers

Online Article, PDF Publication

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.

Opportunities to Enhance American Indian Access to the WIC Food Package

PDF Publication

March 12, 2014

Altarum partnered with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. (ITCA) WIC program to conduct this community-based participatory study.

American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

PDF Publication

March 4, 2014

Despite the availability of endorsed quality measures and widespread usage of hospice, hospice quality data are rarely available to consumers.

Quality Matters Q&A: Closing Gaps in Care with At-Home Visits

Online Article

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

Online Article, PDF Publication

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.

Getting the Treatment You Want: Is Anyone Listening?

Online Article, PDF Publication

December 3, 2013

Many of us – tens of millions, in fact – are on track to live into our 80s and beyond.

JAMA: Reliable and Sustainable Comprehensive Care for Frail Elderly People

Online Article

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.

The Business Case for Racial Equity

PDF Publication

October 24, 2013

Striving for racial equity – a world where race is no longer a factor in the distribution of opportunity – is a matter of social justice. But moving toward racial equity can generate significant economic returns as well.

Economic Impact of Closing the Minority Earnings Gap

PDF Publication

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

Online Article

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.

Tradeoffs in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Treatment, and Research

Online Article

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.

Connecting U.S. Health Expenditures with the Health Sector Workforce

Online Article

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.

Focus on the Future: Revisiting the Family Planning Research Agenda

Online Article

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.

Disparities in Postpartum Depression Prevalence Affect Women Participating in WIC

Online Article

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

PDF Publication

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."

Steering Employees Toward Safer Care

PDF Publication

November 28, 2012

Coinciding with the release of the fall 2012 results on, 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

Monograph, PDF Publication

November 13, 2012

This half-day symposium explicitly connected the U.S. budget situation to health care cost control.


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