Sound policy or personal decisions about health care require a clear sense of two very different kinds of cost. One is the individual and institutional costs of care, from doctor visits and hospitalizations to drugs and procedures to the insurance policies that may cover such expenses. The other equally important cost to measure is the cost of ill-health itself. What do injury, disability, lifestyle, and both chronic and infectious diseases cost individuals in terms of lost income and career development? What do they cost businesses and society in terms of lost productivity?
NORC has deep expertise in answering these questions and exploring health economics. Whether it’s assessing the economic impact of conditions as diverse as obesity and blindness, determining the clinical and cost effectiveness of various kinds of health screening regimens and treatment protocols, or comparing the price of care across different delivery models, NORC delivers data that allow policymakers, insurers, caregivers, and patients to make more informed decisions.