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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: November 22, 2013
Expiration Date: November 22, 2016

Objectives

At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Describe the contributing factors to the recent deceleration of health care inflation.      
  2. Identify effects that the Affordable Care Act is having on access to care.
  3. Summarize how drug shortages have resulted in problems with care delivery.
  4. Explain predicted impacts of health economics trends for patients, physicians and payers.  

Target Audience
This activity is designed for physicians and medical students.   

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide educate physicians on the critical factors that will likely influence medicine and the delivery of health care in the 21st century and the potential impact of these trends that will affect physicians' professional practice in a myriad ways. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/ACGME competencies: patient care; practice-based learning and improvement; interpersonal and communication skills; professionalism; and systems-based practice.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Receiving Your CME Credit
To claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must; 1) view the activity material in its entirety, 2) successfully complete the quiz by answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 3) complete the evaluation

 
CME Planning Committee

Barry Dickinson, PhD - AMA CME Program Committee
Susan Close, RN - Director, Long Range Health Care Trends, Secretary, CLRPD
Victoria Elliott - Senior Research Associate, CLRPD
Marilyn Laughead, MD - Chair, CLRPD
Clifford Moy, MD - Vice Chair, CLRPD

Faculty
Susan Close, RN, author
Victoria Elliott, MA, author
Marilyn Laughead, MD, content reviewer
Clifford Moy, MD, content reviewer 
James Goodyear, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Mary Herald, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Alfred Herzog, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Glenn Loomis, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Gamini Soori, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
H. Hugh Vincent, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Alik Widge, MD, CLRPD Member, content reviewer
Douglas Phelan, Medical Student, CLRPD Member, content reviewer

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.  

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc. 
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

Audio speakers or headphones

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

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



Type:     Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
57 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> AMA> Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians