David Cutler: “The economy will not regain its footing until the health crisis is addressed”

David Culter, PhD, has written a Commentary in the JAMA Forum that explains why the health care field may not weather a COVID-19 recession as well as it has survived … Continue reading “David Cutler: “The economy will not regain its footing until the health crisis is addressed””

Looking for a way to lower total annual health-care spending in the U.S. by 50 billion dollars?

Faculty member David Cutler, PhD, has published a policy proposal that puts forth several reforms to the U.S. health-care system that target lowering administrative costs, which account for one-quarter to … Continue reading “Looking for a way to lower total annual health-care spending in the U.S. by 50 billion dollars?”

When can a healthy economy actually shorten a lifespan?

Part of the answer may depend on where you live (industrial vs. agricultural economy). The findings of recent work by Harvard Pop Center faculty member and health economist David Cutler … Continue reading “When can a healthy economy actually shorten a lifespan?”

David Cutler in JAMA Forum on what actions policy makers may need to take to address rising medical costs

Harvard Pop Center faculty member David Cutler, PhD, outlines three likely approaches—cutting prices, charging people more, and bundled payments—that policy makers may need to take to tackle the trend in … Continue reading “David Cutler in JAMA Forum on what actions policy makers may need to take to address rising medical costs”

Many living longer with more time free from disability, thanks to advancements in cardiovascular & vision health

Harvard Pop Center faculty member David Cutler, PhD, is an author on an NBER working paper that reports that we are not only living longer, but are spending more time … Continue reading “Many living longer with more time free from disability, thanks to advancements in cardiovascular & vision health”

The protective effect of education for cohorts graduating in bad times

Timing is everything. A study by David Cutler confirms that graduates who enter the labor market during bad economic times experience lower income, lower life satisfaction, greater obesity, more smoking and … Continue reading “The protective effect of education for cohorts graduating in bad times”

David Cutler’s Earlier Optimism on Increasing Efficiency of Healthcare System May Have Been Right, say New Republic

Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member David Cutler is referenced in this article in New Republic on some recently released statistics on healthcare spending, indicating that the healthcare system may … Continue reading “David Cutler’s Earlier Optimism on Increasing Efficiency of Healthcare System May Have Been Right, say New Republic”

David Cutler’s discusses his new book about the American health care system, “The Quality Cure”

Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member David Cutler spoke about his book The Quality Cure: How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending Too on … Continue reading “David Cutler’s discusses his new book about the American health care system, “The Quality Cure””