Why is U.S. healthcare spending so high? How does it really stack up to other high-income countries?

Faculty member Ashish, Jha, MD, is author and lead researcher on a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that takes a “careful and more comprehensive” look at the U.S. healthcare system. Learn about the somewhat surprising results of the study in this piece in The New York Times.

Why is measuring cost-related medication burden for Medicare beneficiaries so important?

Jessica Williams, PhD, a Harvard RWJF Health & Society program alumna, has written a piece for the blog of the journal, Medical Care in which she discusses the timeliness and value of a recently published paper that examines the instruments used to measure cost-related medication burden.

When humanitarian disasters strike, do unconditional cash transfers improve use of health services & health outcomes?

Sze Yan (Sam) Liu, PhD, Harvard Pop Center principal analyst in the Research Core, is an author on a paper published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews that evaluates the impact of unconditional cash transfers (UCTs), a form of humanitarian assistance during disasters, on the use of healthcare services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).