2003 or Earlier AHA Policy Research

Paying for Performance: Creating Incentives for Quality Improvement (pdf), TrendWatch, September 2003

The Medicaid Dilemma: Shrinking Budgets, Difficult Choices (pdf), TrendWatch, June 2003, Part I
The Medicaid Dilemma: Shrinking Budgets, Difficult Choices (pdf), TrendWatch, June 2003, Part II

The Changing Physician Environment (pdf), TrendWatch, June 2003

Recent Premium Increases Exceed Health Care Cost Growth, (ppt), April 2003

Cost of Caring: Key Drivers of Growth in Spending on Hospital Care Report (pdf), February 2003 
Executive Summary (ppt)

Hospital Merger Activity Doesn't Raise Costs, Says Economist Study (pdf), February 2003
Executive Summary (pdf)

Computerized Physician Order Entry: Costs, Benefits and Challenges (pdf), January 2003


2002

Cutting Edge Costs: Hospitals and New Technology (pdf), TrendWatch, September 2002 - Part I
Cutting Edge Costs: Hospitals and New Technology (pdf), TrendWatch, September 2002 - Part II

Medical Liability Insurance: Looming Crisis? (pdf), TrendWatch, June 2002 - Part I
Medical Liability Insurance: Looming Crisis? (pdf), TrendWatch, June 2002 - Part II

Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals (pdf), TrendWatch, June 2002

Teaching Hospitals-Social Missions at Risk (pdf), TrendWatch, May 2002

Emergency Department Overload: A Growing Crisis Survey (pdf), April 2002
This survey was commissioned by AHA and conducted by The Lewin Group to gather nationally representative data on key issues including perceptions of ED volume vs. capacity, ED diversion rates, reasons for diversion and impact on service levels.


2001

Forces Driving Inpatient Utilization (pdf), TrendWatch, November 2001

The Hospital Workforce Shortage: Immediate and Future (pdf), TrendWatch, June 2001

Patients or Paperwork? The Regulatory Burden Facing America's Hospitals (pdf), May 2001

Emergency Departments--An Essential Access Point to Care (pdf), TrendWatch, March 2001

 


2000

Redefining Hospital Capacity (pdf), TrendWatch, September 2000

Essential Access - Broadening the Safety Net (pdf), TrendWatch, June 2000

The Impact of the BBA and the BBRA (pdf), TrendWatch, March 2000

Hospital Preparedness for Mass Casualties (doc), March 2000
A summary of an invitational forum convened by AHA in with the support of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The views expressed in this report reflect the advice and guidance of Forum participants. They do not necessarily reflect the positions of the AHA, the HHS Office of Emergency preparedness, or the organizations that employ the participants.


1999

What Can Medicare Learn from the Private Sector? (pdf), TrendWatch, September 1999

Medicare's Post-Acute Care Challenge (pdf), TrendWatch, June 1999

RN Shortages in Hospitals (pdf), TrendWatch, March 1999

Hospital Financial Performance (pdf), TrendWatch, January 1999

 


 

From 1999 to 2005, The Lewin Group provided objective analysis to support AHA policy development. As a research and consulting organization, The Lewin Group did not advocate for, or endorse positions on specific policy issues. 
 

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