Publications

Consumers Union and the Healthcare Value Hub have a various publications that will help you work on healthcare value topics. These publications may take the form of Easy Explainers (2 page summaries of the research) or longer Research Briefs.

 

Convening Report | October | 2017

Finding a Collaborative Pathway to Broad Consumer Engagement on Healthcare Affordability


Easy Explainer | No. 6 | June 2017

Care Programs for Complex Patients: An Inventory


Research Brief | No 18 | March 2017

Consumer-Centric Healthcare: Rhetoric vs. Reality


Convening Report | March | 2017

State Accountability for Healthcare: A Report from a Convening of Healthcare Experts


Research Brief | No. 17 | February 2017

Addressing the Unmet Medical and Social Needs of Complex Patients


Research Brief | No. 16 | January 2017

Making Healthcare Affordable: Finding a Common Approach to Measure Progress


Research Brief | No. 15 | December 2016

Measuring Healthcare Value at the State Level: A Call to Action


Convening Report | December | 2016

Getting to Healthcare Value: Finding Common Ground to Increase Our Power


Research Brief | No. 14 | October 2016

Measuring Healthcare Value at the State Level: Advocates' Guide


Easy Explainer | No. 5 | July 2016

Value-Based Insurance Design: Potential Strategy for Lower Costs, Increased Quality


Research Brief | No. 13 | June 2016

A Call to Action: Addressing Research Gaps to Provide Better Healthcare Value for Consumers


Research Brief | No. 12 | June 2016

Advocates' Guide to Health Insurance Merger Remedies


Easy Explainer | No. 4 | April 2016

Community Health Needs Assessment: A Brief Background


Research Brief | No. 11 | April 2016

Rethinking Consumerism in Healthcare Benefit Design


Blog Post | Health Affairs | March 2, 2016

Healthcare Consumerism: Can the Tail Wag the Dog?


Research Brief | No. 10 | January 2016

Addressing Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry


Convening Report | November | 2015

Getting to Healthcare Value: What's Your State's Path?


Research Brief | No. 9 | November 2015

Medical Harm: A Taxonomy


Research Brief | No. 8 | September 2015

All-Payer Claims Databases: Unlocking Data to Improve Healthcare Value


Research Brief | No. 7 | July 2015

Bundled Payments: Payment Reform With Promise


Easy Explainer | No. 3 | July 2015

Certificate of Need Regulations: Mixed Evidence for Cost Containment


Research Brief | No. 6 | June 2015

Health Insurance Rate Review: A Powerful Tool for Addressing Consumer Health Costs


Easy Explainer | No. 2 | May 2015

Why are Healthcare Costs an Urgent Problem?


Research Brief | No. 5 | April 2015

Rx Costs: A Primer for Healthcare Advocates


Research Brief | No. 4 | April 2015

A Primer: How Antitrust Law Affects Competition in the Healthcare Marketplace


Research Brief | No. 3 | March 2015

High-Deductible Health Plans: A Strategy Not Appropriate for Many Consumers


Research Brief | No. 2 | March 2015

Accountable Care Organizations: Still A Lot to Learn About Best Practices


Research Brief | No. 1 | August 2017 (update from March 2015)

Hospital Rate Setting: Promising, but Challenging to Replicate


Easy Explainer | No. 1 | March 2015

Health System Transformation: Consumers' Views on Cost and Quality


Convening Report | November | 2013

Addressing Rising Healthcare Costs