The latest report from the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform on health care spending from 2006 to 2009 sheds light on pre-reform trends and the impact of the recession.
More than half of practicing US physicians are now employed by hospitals and trending upward. While this is potentially good for health care coordination and quality, the economics for hospitals is surprisingly negative. Read more on the NEJM site.
This white paper lays out key considerations for employers as they develop their posture on post-reform benefits strategy.
This report focuses on three concrete objectives to be reached within the next 5 years to achieve savings while improving quality across the health system (PDF–672 KB)
Innovators—some from developing nations—have found ways to deliver care effectively at significantly lower cost while increasing access and quality (PDF–315 KB).
The development of an automated payment network would reduce bad debt, cut administrative costs, and save billions of dollars (PDF–726 KB).
The United States has a great opportunity to restrain the cost of its health care system, to improve medical outcomes, and to ease the financial and psychological burden on US consumers (PDF–738 KB).