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Peterson Center on Healthcare
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Transforming healthcare into a high-performing system.
Transforming healthcare into a high-performing system.

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High-need patients deserve high-quality care at an affordable cost. Read about our new partnership with the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers and Health Quality Partners to improve their care.
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New analysis from the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker: Among people with employer coverage, nearly 1 in 5 inpatient admissions includes a claim from an out-of-network provider, putting them at risk for potentially high out-of-pocket costs.
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General Motors Co. has struck a deal with a Detroit-based hospital system to offer a new coverage option to employees, upending the traditional benefits setup in an attempt to lower costs and improve care.
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The U.S. spends more per capita on healthcare than any other developed nation. It will soon spend close to 20 percent of its GDP on health—significantly more than the percentage spent by other developed nations.
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A body of research shows that people do in fact cut back on care when they have to spend more for it. The problem is that they don’t cut only wasteful care. They also forgo the necessary kind.
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Americans are willing to share personal data—even sensitive medical data—to advance the common good.
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Many doctors and nurses say the pain-rating system (asking patients to rate their pain on a scale of 0 to 10) isn’t working, so they’re trying a new approach.
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For years, drug shortages have created a behind-the-scenes scramble as pharmacists, doctors, and nurses cobble together fixes that are often invisible to patients. But doctors around the country say the latest shortages are more directly affecting patient care.
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Today, 39 percent of large employers offer only high-deductible plans, up from 7 percent in 2009, according to a survey by the National Business Group on Health.
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A new Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker report found deductibles rose 176 percent and coinsurance increased 67 percent between 2006 and 2016, but copayment spending dropped by 38 percent in that period.
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