Friday 12th December
LSEHSC Formal Seminar:
Understanding the Pricing Dynamics in the US Health Care Industry
Speaker: Dr Zack Cooper (Yale University and ISPS)
Registration link: http://lsehsc-cooper.eventbrite.co.uk
Despite being one of the largest sectors of the economy, we have severely limited information about the prices that health care providers charge individuals and private insurers for their services. For decades, these prices have been treated as commercially sensitive and have been largely unavailable to researchers. As a result, we have a limited understanding of key health care pricing dynamics including the growth and variation in providers' prices within the US. This knowledge gap is a hindrance to policy-makers and limits our collective ability to introduce effective public policy. In this seminar, Dr Cooper will discuss the variation within and across markets in the US and analyse the factors that are driving this variation.