Issue Brief

Dec 5, 2022
Patients requiring additional care after a hospitalization — such as skilled nursing, behavioral health or therapy-at-home — face growing delays in accessing that care. Delays in discharges as patients move through the continuum of care can cause harm to patients’ health outcomes and can impact…
Nov 17, 2022
AHA's Issue briefs frame the issue of affordability and can be used by hospitals and health systems to initiate conversations with stakeholders in their communities.
Aug 24, 2022
Hospitals and health systems are where the most complex care is provided for ill and injured patients. Yet spending on inpatient and outpatient care has grown more slowly than spending on other health services. Hospitals and health systems have worked hard to provide the best value to patients and…
Jul 13, 2022
Key Findings CMS’ new star ratings methodology preserves some year-to-year stability, but ratings remain volatile for hospitals reporting fewer measures. Under CMS’ new peer grouping approach, 74% of hospitals are scored on all five measure g
Jan 25, 2022
As demand for hospital care remains high and patient acuity for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care has increased, hospitals and health systems are facing a critical shortage of workers necessary to meet that demand.
Jan 11, 2022
This brief provides tips to help your organization get started with collecting and using demographic data, an essential tool for understanding the impact of your work.
Jan 11, 2022
This document makes suggestions for designing, implementing, and assessing the impact of programs and investments through gathering and analyzing demographic data ensuring responsive and relevant approaches to impact.
May 5, 2021
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP, Plaintiff, v. XAVIER BECCERA, et al., Defendants. CASE NO.: 1:21-CV-00027-LPS
Dec 2, 2020
As hospitals consider how and where they deliver care to patients, many are seeing the hospital-at-home model as a promising approach to improve value.