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The biggest reason health care in the United States costs so much more than in other wealthy countries is that it takes more, and more highly paid, people to deliver care says Quintiles Senior Fellow Bob Kocher. He offers policy solutions for improving labor productivity.
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…)
Battling the opioid epidemic requires flexible, carefully designed, and rapidly evaluated policies. (more…)
Like many appealing ideas, this one, proposed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), has hidden land mines that are already well-mapped out based on previous failed attempts to enact them, even in Paul’s home state of Kentucky. (more…)
Given the demographic changes occurring in the US, understanding the health problems that are affecting older Latinos is of increasing importance. (more…)
This post discusses using transdisciplinary alliances to create innovative modes of data collection and new, dynamic computational models health-related behavior in real time.