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Health Productivity Symposium

On May 3, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy hosted a conference on health care productivity growth. Two main questions were addressed: First, how productive has the health care sector been historically, particularly once changes in the quality of care are taken into account? And, second, what are the prospects for improvements in productivity growth in the future?


Session 1:

What do we know about what healthcare productivity has been?

Stephen Heffler

Director, National Health Statistics Group - Office of the Actuary, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

John A. Romley

Visiting Associate Professor - Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, University of Southern California

Ernst Berndt

Louis E. Seley Professor in Applied Economics - MIT Sloan School of Management

Session 2:

What are the prospects for improved productivity in the future?

Michael E. Chernew

Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and the director of the Healthcare Markets and Regulation (HMR) Lab - Harvard Medical School

Carol Propper

Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, Chair in Economics - Imperial College London Business School

Martin Gaynor

E. J. Barone Professorship of Economics and Health Policy - Carnegie Mellon University

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