Spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. rose at a faster clip in 2009 than spending for hospital and physician care, a trend that is expected to continue through 2020. The desire to get a handle on drug spending is a focus not only in the U.S. but in other…
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The Alliance for Health Reform and the Commonwealth Fund co-sponsored this briefing to examine the quasi-governmental authorities that Germany, the Netherlands and France have established to control health care costs, oversee quality, and regulate insurance and provider payment. How and why have these quasi-governmental authorities come into being? What is…
Recent legislation, including the stimulus package and the new health reform law, invests substantial funds in health information technology which can help prevent medical errors and improve the quality and value of care. However, questions have been raised about the cost of implementation and personal privacy considerations. This briefing addressed…
This report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) evaluates international efforts to finance the response to the AIDS epidemic. The annual funding analysis finds donor governments disbursed US$7.86 billion toward the AIDS response in low-and middle-income countries in 2012, essentially unchanged from the US$7.63 billion level in 2011 after adjusting for inflation.
The Kaiser Family Foundation hosts a town hall-style discussion with Ambassador Eric Goosby, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, about the latest developments in the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Kaiser Family Foundation Forum: World Progress in Maternal and Child Health, and the Future Role for the U.S.
This webcast captures the May 24, 2010, forum examining progress in improving maternal and child health worldwide, and the role on the U.S. in pursuing those efforts.
This Kaiser/CSIS forum examines the global health and development outcomes of the June Group of Eight and the Group of 20 Summits held in Canada.
This November 16, 2010, webcast features an expert panel exploring the future of U.S. multilateral engagement on global health. It is part of the Foundation’s U.S. Global Health Policy: In Focus series.
This primer on health care spending in the United States reviews the growth in health care spending since 1970 and the impact of health care costs on families and employers.