Publications

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

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Program to Improve Eldercare—Issue Briefs

July 08, 2020 | Fact Sheet

This collection of issue briefs examine the impact of various social determinants of health (housing, transportation, workforce and more) on long-term services and supports for the elderly—and offers strategies to address them.

June 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 12, 2020 | Economic Indicators

​These monthly briefs analyze the most recent data available on health sector employment, spending, prices, and utilization—helping to fill gaps in the official government data.

Private Health Plans Pay Hospitals Much Higher Prices in Indiana than in Michigan: Explanations and Implications

May 14, 2020 | Report

This report finds that the key differences in price are due to the governance of the dominant insurer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

April 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 16, 2020 | Economic Indicators

Health spending deceleration continues; Covid-19 impact is still to come. This report covers February 2020 data, before main Covid-19 effects. See more on health spending, price, and labor growth for April.

March 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 13, 2020 | Economic Indicators

Health spending growth declines for the first time in 6 months. January 2020 cooling after acceleration at the end of 2019. See more on health spending, price, and labor growth for March.

2019 National Survey of Organ Donation Attitudes and Practices

February 28, 2020 | Online Article

Conducted every seven years by HRSA, Altarum partnered to produce this survey, which is the premier source of public information on organ donation attitudes and practices.

February 2020 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 21, 2020 | Economic Indicators

See the latest data on health spending, price, and labor growth.

Development of the National Network of Depression Centers Mood Outcomes Program

February 19, 2020 | Online Article

Our important work with the National Network of Depression Centers was recently published in Psychiatric Services, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Psychiatric Association.