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Hospitals and healthcare systems are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This comes as they are also grappling with policy changes, new technologies, and an aging population. Schaeffer Center researchers are analyzing these effects and what they mean for healthcare and health outcomes overall.