Cathy Schoen

Summary

Affiliation: Commonwealth Fund
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A survey of primary care doctors in ten countries shows progress in use of health information technology, less in other areas
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2805-16. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint State trends in premiums and deductibles, 2003-2011: eroding protection and rising costs underscore need for action
    Cathy Schoen
    The Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 31:1-39. 2012
  3. doi request reprint New 2011 survey of patients with complex care needs in eleven countries finds that care is often poorly coordinated
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:2437-48. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Building blocks for reform: achieving universal coverage with private and public group health insurance
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:646-57. 2008
  5. doi request reprint In chronic condition: experiences of patients with complex health care needs, in eight countries, 2008
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1-16. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint U.S. health system performance: a national scorecard
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w457-75. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Taking the pulse of health care systems: experiences of patients with health problems in six countries
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Insured but not protected: how many adults are underinsured?
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Progressive or regressive? A second look at the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance premiums
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 53:1-8. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Primary care and health system performance: adults' experiences in five countries
    Cathy Schoen
    Health Policy, Research, and Evaluation, Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. doi request reprint A survey of primary care doctors in ten countries shows progress in use of health information technology, less in other areas
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:2805-16. 2012
    ..Signaling the need for reforms, the vast majority of US doctors surveyed said that the health care system needs fundamental change...
  2. ncbi request reprint State trends in premiums and deductibles, 2003-2011: eroding protection and rising costs underscore need for action
    Cathy Schoen
    The Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 31:1-39. 2012
    ..If annual premium growth slowed by one percentage point, by 2020 employers and families would save $2,029 annually for family coverage...
  3. doi request reprint New 2011 survey of patients with complex care needs in eleven countries finds that care is often poorly coordinated
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:2437-48. 2011
    ..The United States in particular has opportunities to learn from diverse payment innovations and care redesign efforts under way in the other study countries...
  4. doi request reprint Building blocks for reform: achieving universal coverage with private and public group health insurance
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:646-57. 2008
    ..The paper estimates coverage and costs, and assesses the approach. Our findings indicate that the framework could reach near-universal coverage with little net increase in national health spending...
  5. doi request reprint In chronic condition: experiences of patients with complex health care needs, in eight countries, 2008
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1-16. 2009
    ..Still, deficits in care management during hospital discharge or when seeing multiple doctors occurred in all countries. Findings highlight the need for system innovations to improve outcomes for patients with complex chronic conditions...
  6. ncbi request reprint U.S. health system performance: a national scorecard
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w457-75. 2006
    ..The findings underscore the importance of policies that take a coherent, whole-system approach to change and address the interaction of access, quality, and cost...
  7. ncbi request reprint Taking the pulse of health care systems: experiences of patients with health problems in six countries
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..Deficiencies in transition care during hospital discharge and coordination failures among patients seeing multiple physicians underscore shared challenges of improving performance across sites of care...
  8. ncbi request reprint Insured but not protected: how many adults are underinsured?
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..Including adults uninsured during the year, 35 percent (sixty-one million) were under- or uninsured. These findings highlight the need for policy attention to insurance design that considers the adequacy of coverage...
  9. ncbi request reprint Progressive or regressive? A second look at the tax exemption for employer-sponsored health insurance premiums
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 53:1-8. 2009
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  10. ncbi request reprint Primary care and health system performance: adults' experiences in five countries
    Cathy Schoen
    Health Policy, Research, and Evaluation, Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Contrasts across countries point to the potential to improve performance and to learn from international initiatives...
  11. ncbi request reprint Health insurance markets and income inequality: findings from an international health policy survey
    C Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Health Policy 51:67-85. 2000
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  12. ncbi request reprint Inequities in access to medical care in five countries: findings from the 2001 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey
    Cathy Schoen
    Health Policy, Research and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Health Policy 67:309-22. 2004
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  13. ncbi request reprint Toward higher-performance health systems: adults' health care experiences in seven countries, 2007
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w717-34. 2007
    ..Patient-reported errors were high for those seeing multiple doctors or having multiple chronic illnesses. The United States stands out for cost-related access barriers and less-efficient care...
  14. ncbi request reprint State trends in premiums and deductibles, 2003-2009: how building on the Affordable Care Act will help stem the tide of rising costs and eroding benefits
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 104:1-32. 2010
    ..If reforms succeed in slowing premium growth by 1 percentage point annually in all states, by 2020 employers and families together will save $2,323 annually for family coverage, compared with projected trends...
  15. doi request reprint How many are underinsured? Trends among U.S. adults, 2003 and 2007
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w298-309. 2008
    ..S. adults were underinsured or uninsured. The underinsured report high levels of access problems and financial stress. The findings underscore the need for policy attention to benefit design, to assure care and affordability...
  16. ncbi request reprint Disparities in women's health and health care experiences in the United States and Israel: findings from 1998 National Women's Health Surveys
    Cathy Schoen
    The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY, USA
    Women Health 37:49-70. 2003
    ..S. managed care plans. The analysis explores the extent to which such a system helps to equalize access experiences with contrasts to the experiences of U.S. women...
  17. doi request reprint How health insurance design affects access to care and costs, by income, in eleven countries
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2323-34. 2010
    ..For US adults, comprehensive health reforms could lead to improvements in many of these areas, including reducing differences by income observed in the study...
  18. doi request reprint Affordable Care Act reforms could reduce the number of underinsured US adults by 70 percent
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, NY, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1762-71. 2011
    ..If reforms succeed in increasing the affordability of care for people in this income range, we could expect a 70 percent drop in the number of underinsured people and a steep drop in the number of uninsured people...
  19. doi request reprint A survey of primary care physicians in eleven countries, 2009: perspectives on care, costs, and experiences
    Cathy Schoen
    Research and Evaluation, at Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1171-83. 2009
    ..We believe that opportunities exist for cross-national learning in disease management, use of teams, and performance feedback to improve primary care globally...
  20. ncbi request reprint On the front lines of care: primary care doctors' office systems, experiences, and views in seven countries
    Cathy Schoen
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w555-71. 2006
    ..Disease management capacity varies widely. Overall, findings highlight the importance of nationwide policies: Policy changes in the United States could lead to improved performance...
  21. ncbi request reprint Maintaining health insurance during a recession: likely COBRA eligibility: an updated analysis using the Commonwealth Fund 2007 Biennial Health Insurance Survey
    Michelle Doty
    Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 49:1-12. 2009
    ..In addition, expansion of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program would benefit low-income, laid-off workers and their families who are ineligible for COBRA...
  22. ncbi request reprint Rite of passage? Why young adults become uninsured and how new policies can help
    Sara R Collins
    The Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 26:1-16. 2007
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  23. ncbi request reprint Rite of passage? Why young adults become uninsured and how new policies can help
    Sara R Collins
    The Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 20:1-14. 2006
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Medicare versus private insurance: rhetoric and reality
    Karen Davis
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, New York, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..Making the program more like private insurance runs the risk of undermining a program that is working well from the perspective of beneficiaries...
  25. ncbi request reprint Rite of passage? Why young adults become uninsured and how new policies can help, 2009 update
    Jennifer L Nicholson
    The Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 64:1-20. 2009
    ..Congressional proposals to reform the health system could help uninsured young adults gain coverage and prevent others from losing it. This is the seventh edition of Rite of Passage, first published by The Commonwealth Fund in 2003...
  26. ncbi request reprint How health care reform can lower the costs of insurance administration
    Sara R Collins
    Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 61:1-19. 2009
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  27. ncbi request reprint The building blocks of health reform: achieving universal coverage and health system savings
    Karen Davis
    Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 38:1-13. 2008
    ..6 trillion over 10 years...
  28. ncbi request reprint Setting a national minimum standard for health benefits: how do state benefit mandates compare with benefits in large-group plans?
    Allison Frey
    Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 56:1-7. 2009
    ..With few exceptions, benefits in the FEHBP standard option either meet or exceed those that state mandates require-indicating that a broad-based national benefit standard would include most existing state benefit mandates...
  29. ncbi request reprint State health system performance and state health reform
    Karen Davis
    Commonwealth Fund in New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w664-6. 2007
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Rite of passage? Why young adults become uninsured and how new policies can help, 2008 update
    Jennifer L Kriss
    Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 38:1-24. 2008
    ..This issue brief, the sixth in a series, updates an earlier version of Rite of Passage..
  31. doi request reprint Mortality amenable to health care in the United States: the roles of demographics and health systems performance
    Stephen C Schoenbaum
    The Josiah Macy Jr Foundation, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Public Health Policy 32:407-29. 2011
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  32. ncbi request reprint Creating consensus on coverage choices
    Karen Davis
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, New York, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..The paper provides coverage and cost estimates and identifies potential sources of revenue to finance coverage...
  33. ncbi request reprint A call for change: the 2011 Commonwealth Fund Survey of Public Views of the U.S. Health System
    Kristof Stremikis
    The Commonwealth Fund, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 6:1-23. 2011
    ..To the extent reforms succeed, patients and their families stand to gain from more accessible, safer, responsive, and less wasteful care...
  34. doi request reprint Aiming high for the U.S. health system: a context for health reform
    Karen Davis
    The Commonwealth Fund, USA
    J Law Med Ethics 36:629-43, 607. 2008
    ..The incoming president and Congress should aspire to have the best health system in the world--not just assert it--and can do so by learning from examples of excellence within the U.S. and abroad...
  35. ncbi request reprint Listening to parents. A national survey of parents with young children
    K T Young
    Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 152:255-62. 1998
    ..To document the child-rearing needs and pediatric health care experiences of parents with children from birth to 3 years old...
  36. ncbi request reprint Health-compromising behaviors: why do adolescents smoke or drink?: identifying underlying risk and protective factors
    E Simantov
    Department of Research and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:1025-33. 2000
    ..To better understand the motivation for adolescent smoking and drinking and to identify the underlying risk and protective factors associated with these behaviors among adolescents...
  37. ncbi request reprint A 2020 vision for American health care
    K Davis
    The Commonwealth Fund, c o Best Assembly Inc, 373 South St, Eatontown, NJ 07724, USA
    Arch Intern Med 160:3357-62. 2000
    ..In the year 2000 Medicare and Medicaid outlays were an estimated $104 billion less than projected just 5 years ago-representing an estimated 45% of the budget surplus this year, or about $1 trillion of the 10-year surplus...
  38. ncbi request reprint Medicare extra: a comprehensive benefit option for Medicare beneficiaries
    Karen Davis
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..Eliminating some of the excess payments to Medicare Advantage plans would yield savings that could be used to help finance premium subsidies for low-income beneficiaries...
  39. ncbi request reprint Market failure? Individual insurance markets for older Americans
    E Simantov
    Commonwealth Fund, New York City, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:139-49. 2001
    ..Costs are likely to be unaffordable for most uninsured older adults, even with large tax credits or in states with community rating. These findings indicate a need to include risk and age pooling to reach the uninsured in this age group...
  40. ncbi request reprint Health counseling for women in the absence of financial barriers: comparing reported counseling rates of women in the United States and Israel
    Revital Gross
    Health Policy Research Unit, Myers JDC Brookdale Institute, Jerusalem, Israel
    Women Health 43:1-18. 2006
    ..This paper highlights structural and functional barriers to counseling that persist in the Israeli system in the absence of financial barriers and discusses ways to overcome them...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prescription drug coverage and seniors: findings from a 2003 national survey
    Dana Gelb Safran
    Health Institute at Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..We discuss MMA's potential to improve quality and the need to monitor performance...
  42. ncbi request reprint Prescription drug coverage and seniors: how well are states closing the gap?
    Dana Gelb Safran
    Health Institute, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..With erosion of state and private sources of prescription benefits expected, the findings speak to the need for a national policy solution...
  43. ncbi request reprint Common concerns amid diverse systems: health care experiences in five countries
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:106-21. 2003
    ..The most crucial policy implication of these findings is that a focus on a small population of intensive health system users could have the potential to both control costs and improve care...
  44. ncbi request reprint Confronting competing demands to improve quality: a five-country hospital survey
    Robert J Blendon
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:119-35. 2004
    ..Asked about future strategies to improve quality, executives in all five countries expressed support for making information technology an investment priority...
  45. ncbi request reprint Inequities in health care: a five-country survey
    Robert J Blendon
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:182-91. 2002
    ..In contrast, relatively few citizens reported problems getting needed health care. Low-income U.S. citizens reported more problems getting care than did their counterparts in the other four countries...