The Affordability of Medical Care: Management of Chronic Conditions and the Potential Effects of Health Reform, Phase 2


During the first phase of this project, the research team has been examining recent national and state trends in the affordability of medical care for Americans. In the proposed second phase, the team’s analysis will focus on changes over time in the financial burden associated with two chronic illnesses: diabetes and asthma. The analysis will examine the level of out-of-pocket spending by patients with optimal treatment and care management, and spending by patients with suboptimal treatment and care management. The findings will inform federal and state policymakers and regulators of the possible need for policy remedies to provide patients with additional protections and assistance to help ensure compliance with recommended treatment regimes.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Center for Studying Health System Change
Principal Investigator:
Peter J. Cunningham, Ph.D.
Award Amount:
Approval Date:
July 12, 2011

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