We cannot improve what we do not measure. We are working with the Kaiser Family Foundation to monitor how well the U.S. healthcare system is performing in terms of quality and cost. The Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker provides clear, up-to-date information on trends, drivers, and issues that impact the performance of the system. The Tracker also illustrates how the U.S. is performing relative to other countries and how different parts of the system are performing relative to one another.
The Tracker puts a spotlight on performance and facilitate discussion about how the health system can be improved. Visitors to the website, whether they are healthcare providers, employers, payers, consumer advocates, or policy makers, will find data analyses that will provide insight as to what is driving the performance of one of the most vital sectors in the U.S. economy.
The Tracker places a strong emphasis on data and evidence, addressing key questions through chart collections and analyses—including a blog that provides context and synthesizes the latest research and developments, and insight briefs for a more in-depth review of topical questions. The Tracker also provides up-to-date information on U.S. health spending through an interactive tool that allows users to explore spending trends and share custom-made charts.
Learning and analysis from the Center’s initiative with the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation will be published through the Tracker.
This initiative will look to analyze drivers of U.S. healthcare spending in order to forecast future spending trends. The project will explore the various factors that have historically impacted healthcare spending, providing analysis that can guide future policies aimed at moderating the trajectory of healthcare spending and improving outcomes.