Resources

Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis
by Tom Daschle with Jeanne M. Lambrew and Scott S. Greenberger

 

COST DRIVERS

Congressional Budget Office. The Long-Term Outlook for Health Care Spending.
Washington, D.C.: CBO, 2007

The Rising Prevalence Of Treated Disease: Effects on Private Health Insurance Spending
Thorpe KE, et al. Health Affairs 2005; Web Exclusive, June 27, 2005.

Slowing the Growth of U.S. Health Care Expenditures: What Are the Options?
January 29, 2007, Commonwealth Fund, Authors: Karen Davis, Ph.D., Cathy Schoen, M.S., Stuart Guterman, Tony Shih, M.D., M.P.H., Stephen C. Schoenbaum

Opportunities to Increase Efficiency in Health Care
Peter Orzag Congressional Budget Office

 

QUALITY

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century.
Institute of Medicine, ed. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences; 2001.

National Healthcare Quality Report: 2007,
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Paying For Quality: Providers’ Incentives For Quality Improvement Health Affairs
March/April 2004; 23(2): 127-141

Medicare Spending, The Physician Workforce, And Beneficiaries’ Quality Of Care
Katherine Baicker and Amitabh Chandra, Health Affairs Web Exclusive, April 7, 2004

 

CHRONIC DISEASE

An Unhealthy America: The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease
Milken Institute

Almanac of Chronic Disease
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Disease Overview. 2008.

Making Health Care More Affordable: Estimated Savings from Care Coordination
Lifestyle Change, and System Redesign in Senator Obama's Health Care Plan. 2008. 

The Chronic Care Model

Chronic Disease Management: Evidence of Predictable Savings
Health ManagementAssociates, November 2008

The Advanced Medical Home: A Patient-Centered, Physician-Guided Model of Health Care,
Policy Monograph of the American College of Physicians, 7 January 22, 2006

 

PREVENTION

The Future of the Public's Health in the 21st Century
Institute of Medicine.  Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences; 2002.

The Value of Prevention
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease & Partnership for Prevention

Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

INSURANCE

Sources of Health Insurance and Characteristics of the Uninsured: Analysis of the March 2008 Current Population Survey

Employer Health Benefits: 2008 Annual Survey

Facts and Research on the Uninsured, Cover the Uninsured

The Uninsured: A Primer
Kaiser Family Foundation

 

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: 2008-2012

Accelerating Progress, Using Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Information Exchange to Improve Care
State Alliance for Health Reform

Health Information Technology: Can HIT Lower Costs and Improve Quality? 

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Institute of Medicine

Congressional Budget Office

Government Accountability Office

United States Senate Committee on Finance

United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce

United States House Committee on Ways and Means

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Commonwealth Fund

Kaiser Family Foundation

New America Foundation

Improving Chronic Illness Care

National Committee for Quality Assurance

National Quality Forum