Healthcare Openness and Access Project: Mapping the Frontier for the Next Generation of American Healthcare, June 2018 Update

64 Pages Posted: 3 May 2019

See all articles by Darcy N. Brian, M.D.

Darcy N. Brian, M.D.

University of California, Riverside

Jared Rhoads

Dartmouth College - Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Robert F. Graboyes

Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Date Written: June 13, 2018

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 healthcare. HOAP combines these data to produce 37 indi- cators of openness and accessibility. In turn, these indicators are grouped into 10 broad subindexes (Corporate, Insurance, Occupational Regulation, Pharma- ceutical 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. This June 2018 update revises some of the data series from the original November 2016 study.

Keywords: health, health data, healthcare, Medicaid, public health, regulation, caregiving, health professional, hospital, medicine, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, optician, midwifery, physician, telemedicine

JEL Classification: I100, I110, I180, H7

Suggested Citation

Brian, Darcy and Rhoads, Jared and Graboyes, Robert F., Healthcare Openness and Access Project: Mapping the Frontier for the Next Generation of American Healthcare, June 2018 Update (June 13, 2018). Mercatus Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3381924 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3381924

Darcy Brian

University of California, Riverside ( email )

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Jared Rhoads

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

United States

Robert F. Graboyes (Contact Author)

Mercatus Center at George Mason University ( email )

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Arlington, VA 22201
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