Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration

Selected Market Failures in Health Care: Analyzing the Scope, Causes, and Potential Solutions

Zack Cooper, Yale University

ZackCooperGrantee
September 01, 2016
December 31, 2017
$67,570

This study will produce a series of papers aimed at describing health care market failures and analyzing potential policy solutions to address these failures. One set of papers will focus on the frequency, causes and state responses to surprise bills for out-of-network services. The second will focus on quantifying the barriers to patient shopping for health care services, including travel distance, referral physician preferences, vertical integration and lack of transparency information. Findings will provide a better understanding of these market failures and the impact of possible policy responses.