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Atul Grover, MD, PhD, explains consolidation in the U.S. health care system, and why comparing market share of both health systems and insurers is necessary.

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Recent Publications

Issue Brief

A new approach to better understand the roles and contributions of NPs and PAs, and why it should be incorporated into workforce projection models.

July 9, 2024
The image depicts the growth in employed physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) in the United States from 2012 to 2021.
Data Snapshot

An updated analysis of the training location preferences of U.S. medical students by state abortion ban status two years after the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

May 9, 2024
Percent change in U.S. MD senior applicants from the previous application cycle by year and state abortion-ban status.
Data Snapshot

A comparison of market share between health systems and insurers highlights the implications of market consolidation across these two industries.

May 1, 2024
Leading health systems and insurers in the United States by Total Hospitals, Total Discharges, and Enrollment in 2021

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