Updating The Commonwealth Fund's Bending the Curve Report


Published by The Commonwealth Fund in 2007, Bending the Curve: Options for Achieving Savings and Improving Value in U.S. Health Spending estimated the national health spending impact of 15 policy options for improving both the effectiveness and efficiency of care. Several of the options in the report found their way into the health reform bill that was just enacted. With the passage of comprehensive reform, an Urban Institute team will work with Fund staff to update Bending the Curve and develop new policy options, with input from the Commission on a High Performance Health System, that would complement and build upon the new law's provisions for maximizing quality and value in health care. The updated report will also feature estimates of the policies' potential impact on national health spending over the next 10 years. Payment reform, quality improvement and patient safety, insurance market efficiency, and public health and prevention are anticipated areas of focus.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Urban Institute
Principal Investigator:
Stephen Zuckerman, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
April 13, 2010

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