Publications

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

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Medical Cost Trend: Behind The Numbers 2016

June 09, 2015 | Research Brief

Spending growth in the $2.9 trillion US health economy is expected to slow in 2016 as compared to 2015, but it will still outpace overall economic inflation.

The Business Case for Racial Equity in Michigan

May 29, 2015 | Report

This report estimates the potential economic benefits of seizing opportunities in actively promoting equity and addressing racial and ethnic inequities in Michigan.

May 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

May 13, 2015 | Economic Indicators

The health services sector added 45,000 jobs in April 2015, continuing the surge that began roughly 1 year ago.

April 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

April 10, 2015 | Economic Indicators

National health spending grew by 5.2% in 2014, and preliminary estimates show 6.6% growth in February 2015 compared to February 2014.

March 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

March 06, 2015 | Economic Indicators

Preliminary estimates indicate that national health spending grew by 5.7% in January 2015 compared with January 2014, suggesting that the strong growth in the latter half of 2014 is carrying forward into the new year.

February 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

February 12, 2015 | Economic Indicators

Health sector employment began 2015 much as it left off in 2014, adding 38,300 new jobs in January 2015, consistent with the 39,000 new jobs per month seen in the fourth quarter of 2014.

January 2015 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

January 15, 2015 | Economic Indicators

Health sector employment ended 2014 with a bang as it added 34,100 new jobs in December 2014 and saw upward revisions of 17,800 in October and November.

Clarifying Feasible Procedures for Reinvesting Health Care Cost Savings

September 18, 2014 | Research Brief

Efforts to promote significant change in the U.S. health system are underway in a variety of settings and along multiple dimensions.