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July 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

July 15, 2016 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in May 2016 was 5.0% higher than in May 2015. Spending on prescription drugs dropped to 5.2% growth, continuing its decline from the 12.2% spike in 2014.

Making It Safe to Grow Old: A Financial Simulation Model for Launching MediCaring Communities for Frail Elderly Medicare Beneficiaries

July 01, 2016 | Online Article

This study uses financial simulation to determine whether communities could implement the model within current Medicare and Medicaid spending levels, an important consideration to enable development and broad implementation.

Altarum's 2015 Annual Report

June 29, 2016 | Annual Report

Altarum exists to solve complex systems problems to improve human health. In 2015—as in every year—this bold calling is evident in our work across a wide range of health issues, affecting diverse populations and communities.

June 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

June 10, 2016 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in April 2016 was 4.6% higher than in April 2015. This marked the sixth consecutive month of spending growth below 5%, and is well under the estimated average of 5.8% for all of 2015.

Technical Notes on Triangle of Painful Choices

June 06, 2016 | Research Brief

The triangle of painful choices was first introduced in August 2012 as a tool to provide insights about what rate of growth in health spending would be sustainable in the long term.

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

June 01, 2016 | N/A

This book lays out a thoroughly pragmatic way to organize service delivery and financing so that Americans could count on living comfortably and meaningfully.

May 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 12, 2016 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in March 2016 was 4.7% higher than health spending in March 2015, the fifth consecutive month of spending growth below 5%, and lower than the average 5.8% rate for all of 2015.

April 2016 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 08, 2016 | Economic Indicators

National health spending in February 2016 was 4.8% higher than health spending in February 2015.