Bending the Curve

Value Based Purchasing

Released in September of 2009, this report is not about making candy canes. Compiled by the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution, the paper proposes that health care reform should include comprehensive efforts to achieve higher-value care. The report was co-signed by a distinguished group of scholars and policymakers: Joseph Antos, Ph.D., (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research); John Bertko (Brookings Institution); Michael Chernew, Ph.D., (Harvard Medical School); David Cutler, Ph.D., (Harvard University); Dana Goldman, Ph.D., (RAND Corporation); Mark McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., (The Brookings Institution); Elizabeth McGlynn, Ph.D., (RAND Corporation); Mark Pauly, Ph.D., ( University of Pennsylvania); Leonard Schaeffer (University of Southern California); and Stephen Shortell, Ph.D., (University of California, Berkeley).

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