Health Care Trends Report: An Environmental Analysis
Health Care Trends is an analysis of data from professional, governmental and nongovernmental sources by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Long Range Planning and Development (CLRPD). The report provides brief overviews of health care issues, identifies related trends and suggests likely implications for patients, physicians and other health care entities.
Several sections of the 2013-2014 edition are available to AMA members and the general public at no charge from the AMA Online Learning Center. This activity has been designed to provide information on the critical factors that will likely influence medicine and the delivery of care in the 21st century and the potential impact of these trends on physicians’ professional practice. Each of these chapters has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Additionally, non-physicians may access the chapters and receive certificates of participation.
Health economics analyzes data on health spending, access to care, the health insurance market, pharmaceutical expenditure growth and drug shortages.
Public Health Infrastructure analyzes data on the public health work force, health inequities, obesity, tobacco, infectious disease and injury.
You will be asked to login with your AMA website registration. If you do not have one, you will be able to create one. Subsequent sections of the 2013-2014 edition will be released every few months.
The following chapters are in development:
- Health care resources and physician payment will include information on physician satisfaction, work force and modes of practice.
- Science & technology in medicine will track trends on research funding, health information technology, health information exchanges and telehealth.
- Global health care will have information on medical services in developing and developed countries.
- Health status of the U.S. population will report on disease trends and behavioral determinants of health.
- Medical practice & quality will have information on quality metrics and measurement processes.
- Medical education will include information on undergraduate and graduate medical education, continuing medical education and physician re-entry.
The 2010-2012 edition of Health Care Trends remains available and contains 11 sections: Health Economics; Public Health Infrastructure; Patient Expectations and Perceptions; Demographics and Health Status of U.S. Population; Health Care Inequities, Health Care Resources; Medical Education; Medical Practice and Quality; Globalization; Science and Technology in Medicine; and Physician Payment.
Please register to download the 2010-2012 edition of the Health Care Trends report and the fact sheets. To navigate the 2010-2012 edition of the report, please use the bookmark feature of the document. There are no printed copies available for distribution, and this edition is not an approved CME activity.