Friday, January 25, 2008

Evaluating and Reforming the U.S. Health Care System

Many new studies and policy reports focus on the comparative performance of the U.S. health care system and recommendations for its redesign and improvement.

Websites and key publications:

The Commonwealth Fund:
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall- An International Update on the Comparative Performance of American Health Care (2007):
A Roadmap to Health Insurance for All - Principles for Reform (2007):

The United Health Foundation:
America's Health Rankings (2007):

The Institute of Medicine:
Knowing What Works in Health Care - A Roadmap for the Nation (2008):

The U.S. Census Bureau:
Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States (2006):

The American Medical Association:
Voice for the Uninsured - The AMA Proposal:

Physicians for a National Health Program:
Proposal of the Physicians' Working Group for Single-Payer National Health Insurance (JAMA, vol.290, no. 6 (2003):

California HealthCare Foundation:
Gauging the Progress of the National Health Information Technology Initiative (2008):

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