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The Source for Competitive Healthcare is an independent, nonprofit initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy that serves as a multi-disciplinary resource for information and analysis about healthcare cost and competition.

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Total Expenditures per Patient in Hospital-Owned and Physician-Owned Physician Organizations in California

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Association Between Availability of Health Service Prices and Payments for These Services

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Is Reference Pricing the Next Big Thing in Payment Reform?

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10 top states where health insurers dominate: New study

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Swimming against the Current — What Might Work to Reduce Low-Value Care?

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The financial burden of cancer care: do patients in the US know what to expect?

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Quality and price – impact on patient satisfaction

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Reference Pricing: A Small Piece of the Health Care Price and Quality Puzzle

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Fundamentals of Health Law

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142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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March 16 - 18, 2015

Second National Summit on Health Care Price, Cost and Quality Transparency

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10 Most Competitive & 10 Least Competitive Markets for Commercial Insurance

Data courtesy of AMA's Competition in Health Insurance: A Comprehensive Study of U.S. Markets


  • Least Competitive States (darkest = least)
  • Most Competitive States (darkest = most)

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In a survey of 1,600 cancer survivors, a third reported financial or work-related hardships that persisted well beyond treatment of their disease.

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