Publications

Our research is used by government agencies, foundations, and others to advance better health policies and programs.

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Inflation-Adjusted Health Care Spending is Falling for the First Time in Half a Century

July 27, 2022 | Research Brief

The confluence of a slower rebound in health care expenditures alongside rapid economywide inflation has resulted in a surprising reversal in health care’s real spending growth over the past year.

July 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 20, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending continues to decline as a share of GDP, health care price growth finally accelerates as private prices jump in June, and health care hiring picks up.

Healthy Choices Catch On: Data-informed Evolution of a Social Marketing Campaign

July 09, 2022 | Online Article

In Support of Advancing Integration in Medicare and Medicaid (AIM) Act

July 01, 2022 | Report

Read about Altarum's support of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging’s bill that creates the Advancing Integration in Medicare and Medicaid (AIM) Act.

Projections of the Non-Retail Prescription Drug Share of National Health Expenditures

July 01, 2022 | Report

Report includes projection of non-retail and total drug spending from 2020 to 2030.

June 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 23, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending is declining as a share of GDP, health care price growth remains well below economywide inflation, and health employment continues to show moderate growth.

Virginia’s Health Care Sector Economic Trends in 2020

June 21, 2022 | Report

Altarum experts apply their HSEI framework to provide the first comprehensive picture of 2020 health economic data for Virginia—including spending by health components and payers, employment trends, private insurance costs, and federal government support.

May 2022 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 17, 2022 | Economic Indicators

National health spending continues to grow more slowly than GDP, falling Medicare price growth pulls health care inflation lower, and health employment grows moderately and mostly in ambulatory care settings.