The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker provides clear, up-to-date information on trends, drivers and issues that impact the performance of the system. It also illustrates how the U.S. is performing relative to other countries and how different parts of the system are performing relative to one another. A partnership of the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Tracker’s work goal places a heavy emphasis on data and evidence, addressing key questions through collections of charts, which provide data with additional context and synthesis of the latest research and developments. The Tracker also provide regular insight briefs for a more in-depth look at topical questions.
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This Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds that while prescription opioid use among people with private insurance has declined to its lowest levels in over a decade, the cost of treating opioid abuse has increased substantially.
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- Health Spending Explorer
- How Does Cost Affect Access to Care?
- What are the recent and forecasted trends in prescription drug spending?
- How has health spending changed over time?
- How Do Health Expenditures Vary Across the Population?
- What Do We Know About People with High Out-of-Pocket Spending?
- Payments for Cost Sharing Increasing Rapidly Over Time
- What Are Recent Trends and Characteristics of Workers with High Drug Spending?
- What Do We Know about Cardiovascular Disease Spending and Outcomes in the United States?
- What Are the Current Costs and Outcomes Related to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders?
- A New Way of Measuring Health Costs Sheds Light on Recent Health Spending Trends
- Health of the Healthcare System
Although health spending in the United States grew at historically-low levels between 2008 and 2013, projections published on Health Affairs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suggest the rate will increase, averaging 4.9 percent per year on a per capita basis from 2014 to 2024. This slideshow provides details of those projections, along with historic trends, for overall health spending, spending on prescription drugs, and per capita out-of-pocket spending. The collection also compares projections from 2011 with those from 2015, demonstrates the long-term significance of small changes in the spending rate, and illustrates the challenges of predicting long-term trends.
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The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker is an online hub monitoring how well the U.S. health system is operating through key quality and cost measures. A partnership of the Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Tracker documents trends in Health Spending, Quality of Care, Access & Affordability, and Health…
Health spending growth has consistently outpaced U.S. economic growth and is higher than medical spending in other wealthy countries. Despite spending more, the United States doesn’t have better health outcome in terms of life expectancy, mortality rates and other measures. This brief provides an overview of trends in health costs and the performance of the U.S. health system, including comparisons to countries from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The brief charts growth in the nation’s per capita health spending along with the recent slowdown, touching on the roles of expanded Medicaid eligibility, increases in Medicare beneficiaries and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Additionally, it discusses the health system’s effectiveness and capacity to provide services, including the accessibility and affordability of care.
The Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with the Peterson Center on Healthcare, today announced a new online hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system. The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker provides comprehensive data on how the system is performing on critical quality and cost measures,…