USC Price School of Public Policy

Schaeffer study: Hospitals’ productivity has grown more rapidly in recent years

May 25, 2015

The New York Times featured research by John Romley, Dana Goldman and Neeraj Sood of the USC Schaeffer Center. Their research found that hospitals’ productivity has grown more rapidly in recent years than in prior ones. Hospitals are providing better care at a faster rate than growth in the payments they receive from Medicare, the study found. The study’s findings suggest that the Affordable Care Act, which made a big bet on hospitals providing better care for less money from Medicare, was right to do so.