Publications

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

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Travel and Wait Times Are Longest for Health Care Services and Result in an Annual Opportunity Cost of $89 Billion

February 22, 2019 | Research Brief

According to data analyzed from the BLS American Time Use Survey, accessing professional health care services required on average 34 minutes of travel and 11 minutes of waiting, a burden that hasn’t changed over the past 11 years.

January 2019 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 18, 2019 | Economic Indicators

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

Health Sector Trend Report, December 2018

January 04, 2019 | Trend Reports

This quarterly report examines current trends in US health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Family Planning Confidential: A Qualitative Research Study on the Implications of the Affordable Care Act

December 17, 2018 | Online Article

December 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

December 14, 2018 | Economic Indicators

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

Collateral Damage of the Opioid Crisis

December 12, 2018 | Research Brief

This survey reveals the needs of grandparents raising grandchildren displaced by the opioid crisis, and offers recommendations for supporting them.

Sustainable U.S. Health Spending: Serious Issues—Sound Policy Solutions

December 12, 2018 | Report

Monograph of Altarum's 8th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 12, 2018 in Washington DC.

November 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 15, 2018 | Economic Indicators

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