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AHRQ Research to Reduce Cost and Improve the Quality of Health Care
Chronic Care for Low-Income Children with Asthma: Strategies for Improvement
Cost of Poor Quality or Waste in Integrated Delivery System Settings
Creation of New Race-Ethnicity Codes and Socioeconomic Status (SES) Indicators for Medicare Beneficiaries
Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Trends in Cost and Access
Focus on Cost-Effectiveness Analysis at AHRQ
Health Care Costs: Fact Sheet
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures
Monitoring and Evaluating Medicaid Fee-for-Service Care Management Programs: User's Guide
Reducing Costs in the Health Care System
Research Initiative in Clinical Economics (RICE)

Research Activities: Online Newsletter
Summarizes study findings relating to health care costs

Agency Press Releases

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3/5/12 Study Finds Consumers Choose High-Value Health Care Providers When Given Good Cost and Quality Information

News and Numbers

Date   Title
1/12/12 Most Health Care Costs Incurred by Few Americans
12/1/11 Cost of Hospitalization Highest Among the Nonelderly
10/27/11 Heart Disease, Cancer and Trauma-Related Disorders Among the Most Costly Conditions for Men

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Evidence Reports

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 132:
Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology

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Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

AHRQ Analyses of MEPS Data Inform Estimates of the Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time

AHRQ Analyses of MEPS Data Inform HHS Report on Health Insurance Reform and Costs for Small Businesses

MEPS Data in New Report on Hidden Costs of Health Care

MEPS Topics: Health Care Costs

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