"Medical Care Economic Risk: Measuring Financial Vulnerability from Spending on Medical Care" by ed. Michael J. O'Grady and Gooloo S. Wunderlich
Committee on National Statistics; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Board on Health Care Services; National Research Council and Institute of Medicine
NAS Press | 2012 | ISBN: 0309266041 9780309266048 | 246 pages | PDF | 5 MB
The implementation of the patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides a strong impetus to think rigorously about ways to measure medical care economic burden and risk, which is the basis for Medical Care Economic Risk. As new policies are implemented that seek to expand and improve health insurance coverage and to protect against the high costs of medical care relative to income, such measures will be important to assess the effects of policy changes in both the short and long term on the extent of financial burden and risk for the population, which are explained in this volume.