be valuable for monitoring the implementation of health care reform. The report will include a summary of the workshop and commissioned papers.
As expressed by the sponsor, much work has been done on a new income poverty measure, the Supplemental Poverty Measure, but the medical care economic risk measure is a separate measure and needs to move forward.
In response to this request, the NRC’s Committee on National Statistics, in collaboration with the IOM’s Board on Health Care Services, appointed a panel of nine members representing a range of expertise related to the scope of the study.
Developing a measure of medical care economic risk presents many difficult issues relating to defining risk, resources, and financial burden. Such issues include
The panel executed its charge to “critically examine the state of the science in the development and implementation of a new measure of medical care economic risk as a companion measure to the new Supplemental Poverty Measure” through the conduct of a workshop, panel meetings, and background research. The panel’s goal was to advance the development of a measure to inform policy that is feasible to collect and estimate and that will monitor changes in medical care economic risk as health