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April 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 13, 2018 | Economic Indicators

In March 2018, the Health Care Price Index rose by 2.2% compared to the previous year, fractionally higher than in February, and the highest rate since January 2012.

Health Sector Trend Report, March 2018

March 28, 2018 | Trend Reports

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report provides a summary of key trends in Q4 2017 in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

March 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 16, 2018 | Economic Indicators

Altarum's latest Health Sector Economic Indicators provide a second look at spending for the entire 2017 calendar year and suggest that national health spending grew by 4.6% from its 2016 level.

It Takes YOUR Community Symposium Transcript

February 13, 2018 | Transcript

Transcript from the "It Takes YOUR Community" symposium that convened on December 5, 2017.

Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Ohio

February 12, 2018 | Research Brief

Altarum implemented a three-phase approach to analyze current resources and determine where additional investment was needed to address the opioid crisis in Lorain County, Ohio.

February 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 12, 2018 | Economic Indicators

National health spending rose 4.7% in 2017, slightly above GDP, but keeping its share of GDP at 18%, according to Altarum’s latest Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs.

Measuring the Impact of Transparency

January 19, 2018 | Research Brief

This report presents survey results of Maryland residents about their experiences finding value in health care and about the state's public transparency website, WearTheCost.org.

January 2018 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 11, 2018 | Economic Indicators

U.S. health sector spending continues to grow at a more sustainable rate, driven in part by a slowdown in hiring, hospital spending, and price growth in hospitals, physician and clinical services, and prescription drugs.