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The Jackson Hole initiatives for a twenty‐first century American health care system

The Jackson Hole initiatives for a twenty‐first century American health care system THE JACKSON HOLE INITIATIVES FOR A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM PAUL M. ELLWOOD, ALAIN C. ENTHOVEN AND LYNN ETHEREDGE INTRODUCTION The ‘Jackson Hole Group’ is an informal collection of health industry leaders, public officials, and health services researchers that started meeting in the mid-1970s in Paul Ellwood’s living room in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Ellwood, a paediatric neurologist, is CEO of Interstudy, a nonprofit health policy research institute. Usually there have been about 15 to 20 participants. The composition of the group has varied as focus shifted from one to another aspect of the health care system. Alain Enthoven, an economist and Stanford professor, participated from the outset. Lynn Etheredge, former official in the Office of Management and Budget and now an independent health policy analyst, joined in the late 1980s. A list of attendees who have been active in recent discussions is in the appendix to this article. In recent years, the Jackson Hole discussions have focused on understanding the shortcomings of existing private sector institutions and public policies that make up the nation’s health care system. Each attendee presents an analysis of the subject of the meeting from his or her own perspective, not necessarily http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Health Economics Wiley

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1992 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN
1057-9230
eISSN
1099-1050
DOI
10.1002/hec.4730010303
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Abstract

THE JACKSON HOLE INITIATIVES FOR A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM PAUL M. ELLWOOD, ALAIN C. ENTHOVEN AND LYNN ETHEREDGE INTRODUCTION The ‘Jackson Hole Group’ is an informal collection of health industry leaders, public officials, and health services researchers that started meeting in the mid-1970s in Paul Ellwood’s living room in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Ellwood, a paediatric neurologist, is CEO of Interstudy, a nonprofit health policy research institute. Usually there have been about 15 to 20 participants. The composition of the group has varied as focus shifted from one to another aspect of the health care system. Alain Enthoven, an economist and Stanford professor, participated from the outset. Lynn Etheredge, former official in the Office of Management and Budget and now an independent health policy analyst, joined in the late 1980s. A list of attendees who have been active in recent discussions is in the appendix to this article. In recent years, the Jackson Hole discussions have focused on understanding the shortcomings of existing private sector institutions and public policies that make up the nation’s health care system. Each attendee presents an analysis of the subject of the meeting from his or her own perspective, not necessarily

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Health EconomicsWiley

Published: Oct 1, 1992

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