Citizens of the 21st century need to have a more comprehensive set of real-time metrics that are relevant to evolving health systems across the globe. One single ranking number is not going to tell us whether we are improving or not.
Rankings from the World Health Organization (WHO) place the US health care system as one of the least efficient among Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Researchers have questioned this, noting simplistic or inappropriate methodologies, poor measurement choice, and poor control variables. Our objective is to re-visit this question by using newer modeling techniques and a large panel of OECD data.
Flawed results by OECD have been used to call for health care reform in the U.S.
Although the United States spends more on health care than other developed countries, reports have indicated inferior US health system performance. But the methodology behind such comparisons turns out to be far from accurate.
As part of the AEI project Beyond “Repeal and Replace,” health industry analyst Stephen T. Parente questions whether The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is likely to overcome longstanding economic disincentives to the use of electronic health records.
Why the uninsured will continue waiting for insurance long after Obamacare becomes law.
AEI scholars and other experts will examine the likely impact, feasibility, and support for forthcoming health care reforms.