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May 1, 2017
The purpose of this paper is to compare and contrast BEA's new accounts that estimate health spending by disease category and BLS's Experimental Disease Price Index and to suggest areas for future improvements.
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.
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
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.
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.
April 1, 2015
Population-level interventions focused on policy, systems, and environmental change strategies are increasingly being used to affect and improve the health of populations.
January 13, 2015
The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has been extensively studied, but their maintenance once implemented has not.
December 2, 2014
This paper assesses trends in complicated newborn hospital stays from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample all-payer administrative data.
August 21, 2014
The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health
Medicaid Admissions and Readmission: Understanding the Prevalence, Payment, and Most Common Diagnoses
August 4, 2014
A Health Affairs article released today titled “Medicaid Admissions and Readmission: Understanding the Prevalence, Payment, and Most Common Diagnoses” describes results of a multistate analysis conducted through the Medicaid Medical Directors Learning Network.
July 10, 2014
Published by HRSA's MCHB in June 2014, the chartbook is based on data from the latest round of the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH).
July 8, 2014
I have never been one to visit my primary care physician regularly. For many years I kept healthy, with periodic visits to local urgent care facilities for my minor health care woes.
June 13, 2014
Many of the elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect in 2014, and with the establishment of many new rules and regulations, there will continue to be significant changes to the U.S. health care system.
June 11, 2014
Dignity-driven decision making (DDDM) is beginning to move into wider circulation in the U.S. health care system.
May 15, 2014
A supplemental issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior was published in May 2014 focusing on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
Consumers' Understanding of and Interest in Provider- Versus Practice-Level Quality Characteristics: Findings From a Focus Group Study
April 22, 2014
Little is known about consumers’ understanding of and interest in practice-level measures.
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.
How Much Does the U.S. Spend on Prescription Drugs? A new report from the Altarum Center for Value in Health Care examines how "non-retail" spending is allocated across national health account services categories.