Healthcare Openness and Access Project: Mapping the Frontier for the Next Generation of American Health Care

58 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2018

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Darcy Bryan

Independent

Jared Rhoads

Dartmouth College - Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Robert F. Graboyes

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Date Written: 12/01/2016

Abstract

The Healthcare Openness and Access Project (HOAP) is a collection of state-by-state comparative data on the flexibility and discretion US patients and providers have in managing health care. HOAP combines these data to produce 38 indicators of openness and accessibility. In turn, these indicators are grouped into 10 broad subindexes (Corporate, Insurance, Occupational Regulation, Pharmaceutical Access, Telemedicine, Direct Primary Care, Medical Liability, Provider Regulation, Public Health, and Taxation), which in combination form the overall HOAP index. The indicators, subindexes, and overall index are all scored on a 1-to-5 Likert scale. The project provides state-by-state rankings over a number of variables. Using the data provided on the project’s website, readers may adjust the weights on the indicators to custom-build subjective measures and rankings that differ from the ones presented in this paper.

Suggested Citation

Bryan, Darcy and Rhoads, Jared and Graboyes, Robert F., Healthcare Openness and Access Project: Mapping the Frontier for the Next Generation of American Health Care (12/01/2016). MERCATUS RESEARCH. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3211663 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3211663

Darcy Bryan (Contact Author)

Independent

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Jared Rhoads

Dartmouth College - Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice ( email )

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Robert F. Graboyes

Mercatus Center at George Mason University ( email )

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Arlington, VA 22201
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