Health Care Costs

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) research and projects related to health care costs.

AHRQ Research to Reduce Cost and Improve the Quality of Health Care
Chronic Care for Low-Income Children with Asthma: Strategies for Improvement
Cost of Poor Quality or Waste in Integrated Delivery System Settings

Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Trends in Cost and Access
Focus on Cost-Effectiveness Analysis at AHRQ
Health Care Costs: Fact Sheet
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
The High Concentration of U.S. Health Care Expenditures

Reducing Costs in the Health Care System
 

Research Activities: Online Newsletter
Summarizes study findings relating to health care costs

Agency Press Releases

Date  Title
3/5/12Study Finds Consumers Choose High-Value Health Care Providers When Given Good Cost and Quality Information

Evidence Reports

Evidence Report/Technology Assessment, No. 132:
Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

AHRQ Analyses of MEPS Data Inform Estimates of the Concentration and Persistence in the Level of Health Expenditures over Time

AHRQ Analyses of MEPS Data Inform HHS Report on Health Insurance Reform and Costs for Small Businesses

MEPS Data in New Report on Hidden Costs of Health Care

MEPS Topics: Health Care Costs

Current as of December 2012
Internet Citation: Health Care Costs. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/costs/costix.html