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For the amount of money the United States spends on healthcare—the largest percentage of GDP of any nation—the return on investment is not very good. To make our healthcare expenditure more cost-effective, we must reward hospitals that effectively manage population health. But, before we can reward, we must measure. (more…)
The BCRA revised July 20 would increase total costs for lower-income enrollees in all age groups, finds Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg in their updated analysis.
Loren Adler and Paul Ginsburg find that the BCRA would increase total costs for lower-income enrollees in all age groups. (more…)
In a new Health Affairs article released in February, Schaeffer Center researchers provide evidence that hospital productivity increased from 2002 to 2011, suggesting that the US health care system could be performing better than many believe. John Romley, Research Assistant Professor at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health (more…)
By Dana Goldman
“Moonshot” was the word Google CEO Larry Page used to describe his newest venture, Calico–a biotech startup focused on the challenge of aging and age-associated pathology. In fact, medical therapies to delay aging are increasingly feasible, and, as shown by our study in Health Affairs, could achieve a far greater return on investment than comparable advances in the treatment of specific diseases. (more…)