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A Comparison of Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics Disease-Price Indexes

Online Article, PDF Publication


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.

Correcting for the 2007 MEPS Discontinuity in Medical Condition Spending and Treated Prevalence

Online Article, PDF Publication


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.

LTSS Policy Options Framework

Online Article


June 20, 2016

The rapid aging of the U.S. presents future Administrations and Congress with multiple challenges and opportunities for improving access to long-term services and supports (LTSS).

MediCaring Communities Book

Online Article, Other


June 15, 2016

MediCaring Communities: Getting What We Want and Need in Frail Old Age at an Affordable Cost

The Road to Certification for Clinical Ethics Consultants: Finding Our Bearings

Online Article


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

Online Article


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.

A Framework for Assessing the Value of Investments in Nonclinical Prevention

Online Article


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.

Building the Evidence Base for Population-Level Interventions - Barriers and Opportunities

Online Article, PDF Publication


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.

Sustaining “Meaningful Use” of Health Information Technology in Low-Resource Practices

Online Article


January 13, 2015

The implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) has been extensively studied, but their maintenance once implemented has not.

Trends In Complicated Newborn Hospital Stays & Costs, 2002–2009: Implications For The Future

Online Article


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.

The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health

Online Article


August 21, 2014

The Relative Contribution of Multiple Determinants to Health

Maternal and Child Health Journal

Online Article


August 6, 2014

Jennifer Pooler and Sheryl Mathis are contributing authors on an article to be published in an upcoming issue of the Maternal and Child Health Journal.

Medicaid Admissions and Readmission: Understanding the Prevalence, Payment, and Most Common Diagnoses

Online Article


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.

The Health and Well-Being of Children: A Portrait of States and the Nation 2011-2012

Online Article, PDF Publication


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).

Down The Rabbit Hole: A Chronic Pain Sufferer Navigates The Maze Of Opioid Use

Online Article


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.

The Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Preparedness Resources and Programs - Workshop Summary

Online Article, PDF Publication


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.

Dignity-Driven Decision Making: What is it and Why is it so Important?

Online Article, PDF Publication


June 11, 2014

Dignity-driven decision making (DDDM) is beginning to move into wider circulation in the U.S. health care system.

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior’s 2014 WIC Supplement

Online Article


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

Online Article, PDF Publication


April 22, 2014

Little is known about consumers’ understanding of and interest in practice-level measures.

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.

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

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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.

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