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Health Sector Trend Report, November 2017

November 29, 2017 | Trend Reports

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

November 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

November 09, 2017 | Economic Indicators

Total health spending growth in September was 4.3% higher compared to a year earlier primarily due to slow growth in hospital spending.

Price Transparency and Physician Quality Report Card 2017

November 08, 2017 | Report

Most states fail to provide consumers with the information they need to make informed health care choices and even fewer provide data on the price and quality of care together, according to a report by independent nonprofit organizations Altarum and Catal

Health Sector Trend Report, October 2017

October 26, 2017 | Trend Reports

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

Beyond the ACA: Health Policy and Sustainable Health Spending

October 24, 2017 | Transcript

Monograph of Altarum's 7th annual sustainable health spending symposium, which took place on July 18, 2017 in Washington DC.

October 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

October 11, 2017 | Economic Indicators

Fueled by health policy uncertainty and structural health sector changes, health care price growth in August rose by only 1.2% compared to a year earlier.

Health Sector Trend Report, September 2017

September 25, 2017 | Trend Reports

These reports, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provide a monthly summary of key trends in health care spending, prices, utilization, and employment.

September 2017 Health Sector Economic Indicators Briefs

September 08, 2017 | Economic Indicators

This month's Health Sector Economic Indicator Briefs show a leveling off of the hiring jump experienced in the last few months, as well as continued slow price and spending growth.