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Thursday, December 4, 2014

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New Tracker Monitors the Performance of the U.S. Health System

The Kaiser Family Foundation, in partnership with the Peterson Center on Healthcare, today announced a new online hub dedicated to monitoring and assessing the performance of the U.S. health system.

The Peterson–Kaiser Health System Tracker provides comprehensive data on how the system is performing on critical quality and cost measures, offering clear, up-to-date information on relevant trends, drivers and issues. The Tracker also will illustrate how the United States is performing relative to other countries, and how different parts of the system are performing relative to one another. Regular in-depth insight briefs will delve into major issues, beginning with Assessing the Performance of the U.S. Health System, which presents an overview of trends in cost and outcomes and a detailed explanation of the Tracker’s purpose and approach. The site also will feature frequent blog posts synthesizing relevant research from a wide range of organizations. 

The Health System Tracker is one of several initiatives of the new Peterson Center on Healthcare. Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Kaiser Family Foundation, is a member of the Peterson Center’s Advisory Board and today participated in a panel discussion about the Center at its launch event in Washington.

For more information about the Peterson Center on Healthcare, visit

For additional Kaiser resources, go to

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.


Amy Jeter | (650) 854-9400 |
Craig Palosky | (202) 347-5270 |

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