To ensure high-quality care and the most efficient use of resources, clinicians and patients need to have the best possible evidence about the effectivenes
In 2016, the U.S. spent $3.3 trillion on health care. That is about 17.9 percent of the nation’s economic output or gross domestic product (GDP).
Key transformations in the organization and delivery of care hold great promise not only for improvements in quality
Fraud and abuse are significant problems affecting costs in the health care system. They come in many forms.
Antitrust in Health Care">Antitrust in Health Care
- Antitrust in Health Care">Antitrust in Health Care
Federal antitrust laws protect open competition in economic markets. Antitrust laws reflect
Accurate food labeling and advertising: The links between diet and health, and between obesity and
Respect for patients’ autonomy and the right to self-determination are essential features of a high-quality health system.
Health Care Workforce">Health Care Workforce
- Health Care Workforce">Health Care Workforce
A well-educated and highly skilled workforce is essential to achieving universal and equitable access to health care.
Health Care Workforce Licensing and Continuing Education">Health Care Workforce Licensing and Continuing Education
- Health Care Workforce Licensing and Continuing Education">Health Care Workforce Licensing and Continuing Education
Licensing: Oversight by licensing boards ensures compliance with professional standards.
Current law provides rights to spouses of retirement plan participants. Protections are stronger in defined benefit (DB) plans than in defined contribution (DC) plans.