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Non-CME Health Economics: health care trends
Health care spending as a share of the gross domestic product has remained stable from 2009 through 2011, which means that growth in all three years has occurred at the slowest rates ever recorded in the 52-year history of the National Health Expenditures Accounts. Health economics: Health care trends addresses the most important health economics trends affecting patients, physicians and payers today and those that are expected to have a significant impact in the future. This report by the AMA’s Council on Long Range Planning and Development analyzes data on health spending, access to care, the health insurance market, pharmaceutical expenditure growth and drug shortages to formulate predicted impacts of these trends for patients, physicians and payers. Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Susan Close at susan.close@ama-assn.org.
Health Economics: Health care trends
Release Date: October 15, 2013
End Date: October 15, 2016


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify four contributing factors to the recent deceleration of health care inflation, which is driving the long-term projections for Medicare spending downward.
  2. Describe one effect of the Affordable Care Act on access to care.
  3. Describe one result of the drug shortage problem.
  4. Identify three predicted impacts of health economics trends for patients, physicians and payers.


Target Audience
The primary audience for Health Care Trends is physicians and medical students; however, the resource is also accessed by patients, researchers, educators, strategists, policymakers, health insurers, employers and others.

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Council on Long Range Planning and Development
The Council on Long Range Planning and Development (CLRPD) has a key role in identifying and making  recommendations regarding important strategic issues and directions related to the AMA’s vision, goals and priorities.

Marilyn Laughead, MD, Chair (AZ)
Clifford K. Moy, MD, Vice Chair (TX)
H. Hugh Vincent, MD, Immediate Past Chair (CA)
James A. Goodyear, MD, Member (PA)
Mary T. Herald, MD, Member (NJ)
Alfred Herzog, MD, Member (CT)
Glenn Loomis, MD, Member (KY)
Gamini Soori, MD, MBA, Member (NE)
Alik Widge, MD, PhD, Resident Member (MA)
Douglas Phelan, Medical Student Member (PA)


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Should you have questions regarding the content, please contact Susan Close susan.close@ama-assn.org.

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 1-800-621-8335.

 


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