Amitahb Chandra is co-author of this editorial in JAMA that suggests that the significant job growth in the health care sector may have to be scaled back in order to reduce health care costs.
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.
Segmenting high-cost Medicare patients into subgroups may lead to lower healthcare costs
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Ashish K. Jha, MD, is author on a study that suggests that interventions focused on frail or disabled patients (examples of “high-cost” segments) may be a useful way to help providers control healthcare costs.
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). Photo: http://www.401kcalculator.org/
Cardiac arrest patients fare significantly better in medium-spending regions in Japan
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Ashish K. Jha, MD, is co-author of a paper published in BMJ Open that explores the relationship between regional health spending and patient health outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Japan.
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