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Dr. Scheffler awarded the Gold Medal of Charles University

Posted on 28 Jul 2015
Petris Center Director Dr. Richard Scheffler was awarded the Gold Medal of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic for his “extraordinary contribution to the international science and post-doctoral education in the field of health policy and health economics from 1990 till

Drivers of Health Expenditure Growth in California

Posted on 02 Apr 2015
California’s state government, employers and families are concerned about the affordability of healthcare in California. The Affordable Care Act is likely to have opposing effects on healthcare expenditures. On the one hand, the number uninsured in California is expected to decrease f

Accountable Care Organizations in California: Promise & Performance

Posted on 17 Feb 2015
There is new evidence that California’s accountable care organizations (ACOs) are growing in size and number, serving more patients, and improving the quality of care—according to a report released today by the Berkeley Forum for Improving California’s Healthcare Delivery System. Cali

Healthcare Leaders and Berkeley Policy Experts Issue Report on Honoring Patients’ Wishes by Expanding Palliative Care in California.

Posted on 19 Nov 2014
A report released November 19 by the Berkeley Forum finds that California hospital spending could be reduced by billions of dollars over the next eight years if patients’ wishes about palliative care were honored. The Forum—a collaborative effort involving executive leadership o

California Journal of Politics and Policy: Berkeley Healthcare Forum Report Publication

Posted on 09 Oct 2014
In a typical day, Californians spend over $850 million on healthcare. In a typical year, 53% of the state’s healthcare expenditures are spent by just 5% of the population. More alarming is the fact that by 2022, total employer-based insurance premiums for a family are projected to con

Professor Scheffler’s Letter Featured on NYTimes.com

Posted on 30 Apr 2013
To the Editor: Do healthy people go to church, or does church make you healthy? If the answer is that church makes you healthy, what is the mechanism? Leaving out divine intervention, what happens in church that produces health? Economists and other social scientists have examined the

New book released!

Posted on 19 Apr 2013
We are happy to announce “The Labor Market for Health Care Workers in Africa” is now available online. Head over to our resources to view the book. Visit this link for more information regarding ordering a physical copy.

Berkeley Forum Appendices Posted

Posted on 19 Apr 2013
The appendices for the Berkeley Forum are now available for download. You can download them from our Berkeley Forum Page at the bottom.

Berkeley Forum Releases Report, February 26, 2013.

Posted on 26 Feb 2013
EMBARGOED UNTIL 9 A.M. PT, TUESDAY, FEB. 26, TO COINCIDE WITH REPORT’S RELEASE Policy experts, health care leaders offer landmark roadmap for better health care at lower cost NOTE TO MEDIA: The authors of this report will be available for media interviews on Tuesday, Feb. 26, fr

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