Annual Lecture Publication Now Available

US Healthcare Reform: Monumental Health System Transformation or Fatally Flawed Compromise?

Now available is the full text of Dr Alan Garber's remarks at the OHE Annual Lecture.

Each year, the OHE sponsors a lecture that explores a timely issue in medicine and/or health economics.  Last year’s lecture, by Prof Tony Atkinson, summarized in this blog, focused on measuring health outputs in government systems.

The OHE’s Annual Lecture for 2010 featured Dr Alan Garber, Director both of Stanford University’s Center for Health Policy and its Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research at the School of Medicine.  Entitled ‘US Healthcare Reform: Monumental Health System Transformation or Fatally Flawed Compromise?’, his remarks focused on the national health care legislation enacted in March 2010 in the US.

Dr Garber commented on the legislation from a unique perspective – as a practicing professor of medicine, one of the world’s leading health economists, and an expert in health care policy.  His overview touched on several of the key issues raised by the new law that relate to coverage, cost, and quality.

Download Garber, A. (2010) US healthcare reform: Monumental health system transformation, or fatally flawed compromise? Annual Lecture. London: Office of Health Economics.

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