Pivoting from decomposing correlates to developing solutions: An evidence-based agenda to address drivers of health

Austin B. Frakt, Ashish K. Jha, Sherry Glied

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Abstract

Health is influenced by many factors outside the health system. This is often expressed by decomposing contributors to health into factors that sum to 100 percent. In this commentary, we assess the (few) strengths and (many) limitations of such decompositions. We conclude that they fail to be useful for policy guidance. We conclude by proposing an alternative approach to assessing how various factors affect health: evaluations of interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)781-786
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Services Research
Volume55
Issue numberS2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

Keywords

  • delivery of health care
  • economics
  • policy
  • public health
  • quality of health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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