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Bending the curve: options for achieving savings and improving value in U.S. health spending

Contributor(s):
Schoen, Cathy.
Guterman, Stuart.
Shih, Anthony.
Lau, Jennifer.
Kasimow, Sophie.
Gauthier, Anne.
Davis, Karen.
Commonwealth Fund.
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System, [2007]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Cost Savings
Health Expenditures -- trends
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Decision Making
Drug Costs
Forecasting
Federal Government
Health Policy
Health Promotion
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Health
Medical Informatics
Obesity -- prevention & control
Smoking Cessation -- economics
State Government
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
U.S. health spending is projected to increase from 16 percent of GDP in 2006 to 20 percent in 2016--from $2 trillion to $4 trillion. Meanwhile, the number of uninsured Americans continues to rise. In this report prepared for The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System, the authors examine 15 federal policy options that have the potential to lower health spending relative to projected trends. They include policies that would: produce and use better information for health care decision-making, promote health and enhance disease prevention, align financial incentives with quality and efficiency, and correct price signals in health care markets. Combining policies would capture the synergistic benefits of individual changes. If implemented along with universal health insurance, a combination of selected options could save $1.5 trillion in national health expenditures over 10 years, while also improving value in terms of access, quality, and health care outcomes.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101468888 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
Schoen, Cathy.
Guterman, Stuart.
Shih, Anthony.
Lau, Jennifer.
Kasimow, Sophie.
Gauthier, Anne.
Davis, Karen.
Commonwealth Fund.
Commission on a High Performance Health System.
Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System, [2007]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Cost Savings
Health Expenditures -- trends
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Decision Making
Drug Costs
Forecasting
Federal Government
Health Policy
Health Promotion
Insurance Coverage
Insurance, Health
Medical Informatics
Obesity -- prevention & control
Smoking Cessation -- economics
State Government
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
U.S. health spending is projected to increase from 16 percent of GDP in 2006 to 20 percent in 2016--from $2 trillion to $4 trillion. Meanwhile, the number of uninsured Americans continues to rise. In this report prepared for The Commonwealth Fund Commission on a High Performance Health System, the authors examine 15 federal policy options that have the potential to lower health spending relative to projected trends. They include policies that would: produce and use better information for health care decision-making, promote health and enhance disease prevention, align financial incentives with quality and efficiency, and correct price signals in health care markets. Combining policies would capture the synergistic benefits of individual changes. If implemented along with universal health insurance, a combination of selected options could save $1.5 trillion in national health expenditures over 10 years, while also improving value in terms of access, quality, and health care outcomes.
Copyright:
Reproduced with permission of the copyright holder. Further use of the material is subject to CC BY license. (More information)
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101468888 (See catalog record)