Tag: Healthcare Policy

AHRQ taking down the National Guideline Clearinghouse

by on April 30, 2018 9:09 am
An announcement appeared recently on the AHRQ’s National Guideline Clearinghouse web site stating the the web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. The AHRQ will no longer have federal funding for this service. The NGC will continue to post summaries of new and updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines until July 2, 2018.… Read more AHRQ taking down the National Guideline Clearinghouse

Cuba outperforms U.S. healthcare in cost-effectiveness – by a large margin

by on November 6, 2017 4:28 pm
Cuba achieves nearly the same outcomes in 4 key indicators while spending 15 times less per capita, according to statistics gathered from the World Health Organization. A RAND blog post by Melody Harvey and Claire E. O’Hanlon, Doing more with less: Lessons from Cuba’s Healthcare system, summarizes the key differences, including medical education, between the… Read more Cuba outperforms U.S. healthcare in cost-effectiveness – by a large margin

AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems

by on October 18, 2017 9:17 pm
In 2015, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) created the Comparative Health System Performance (CHSP) Initiative to study how health care systems promote evidence-based practices in delivering care. AHRQ’s goal is to understand the factors that affect health systems’ use of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and to identify best practices in disseminating and… Read more AHRQ Releases First Public Database on Nation’s Health Systems

An American Sickness

by on July 13, 2017 10:25 am
An American Sickness : how healthcare became big business and how you can take it backby Elisabeth RosenthalSummarizes the history of the health insurance industry in the US, charting its evolution from the non-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield to the for-profit companies. Health insurance in the U.S. started in an era when “given the… Read more An American Sickness