Hospitals and Health Systems
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We Need More Primary Care Physicians: Here’s Why and How
USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative researchers explain why we need more primary care physicians and how to close the gap between primary care and specialty medicine.
Do Lower Readmissions at Penalized Hospitals Signify an Effective Policy or Simply a Statistical Anomaly?
A new analysis finds at least three quarters of the improvement in readmission rates by hospitals who had poor baseline performance was due to regression to the mean (i.e. statistical luck) rather than the policy.
Schaeffer Center Fellow Wins Top Student Award of the American Society of Health Economists
Eunhae Shin, 2019 USC doctoral degree graduate and USC Schaeffer Center pre-doctoral fellow, received the 2019 Student Paper Award from the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) at the society’s annual meeting in Washington, DC on June 24.
Value-Based Contracting in Healthcare: What Is It and How Can It Be Achieved?
Value-based contracts must incentivize the clinical decision maker, usually the physician, to allocate treatment based on both price and value. Changing certain elements in the financing system could create an environment for successful value-based contracting without having to reform the entire system.
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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.