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The Peterson Center on Healthcare mourns the loss of its Founder and Chairman, Pete Peterson, who died March 20, 2018, at the age of 91.

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Diffusion of Innovation

Diffusion of Innovation

The February issue of Health Affairs contains a collection of papers focused on the hottest word in healthcare: innovation.

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Exploring Attributes of High-Value Primary Care

Exploring Attributes of High-Value Primary Care

According to new research, thirteen attributes of care delivery can improve quality of care while lowering costs.

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Improving Healthcare for High-Need Patients

Improving Healthcare for High-Need Patients

Find out what we have learned, and why we are optimistic about improving care for high-need patients.

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Monitoring Healthcare Spending

Monitoring Healthcare Spending

A new study reveals that healthcare spending rose by nearly $1 trillion between 1996 and 2013.

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Healthcare Challenges

The U.S. healthcare system is the most expensive in the world, and our costs are projected to grow dramatically in the coming years. Yet, our health outcomes are worse than many other nations. Ineffective care puts our population through unnecessary treatments, leaves us in poorer health, and shortens our life expectancy. The high cost of healthcare makes everything in our economy more expensive, and reduces the resources that individual families and the nation have to invest in our collective future.

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Strategies for Change

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is dedicated to transforming U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system by improving quality and lowering cost. Our programs are designed to accelerate improvement by:

  1. Finding and validating innovative solutions,
  2. Facilitating their broad adoption, and
  3. Fostering the conditions to improve healthcare nationally.

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Our Initiatives

The Peterson Center on Healthcare collaborates with key thought leaders and stakeholders across the healthcare system, including health providers, consumer advocacy groups, health insurance plans, and major purchasers such as employers, states, and unions. Our grant-making, partnerships, and research are focused on scaling innovative solutions that improve quality and lower costs on a national scale.

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About Us

The Peterson Center on Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to making higher quality, more affordable healthcare a reality for all Americans. The organization is working to transform U.S. healthcare into a high-performance system by finding innovative solutions that improve quality and lower costs, and accelerating their adoption on a national scale. Established by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the Center collaborates with stakeholders across the healthcare system and engages in grant-making, partnerships, and research.

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