FAIR Health in the News

FAIR Health is frequently cited by news organizations and other media outlets to shed light on public health areas of concern. The articles often draw on FAIR Health’s independent research studies, such as those on COVID-19, venues of care and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or focus on our tools, like our Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker and shared decision-making (SDM) tools. Links to articles citing FAIR Health are maintained on our website here. Below are some highlights of how our data have been cited this year.

COVID-19 First Brief
Our first COVID-19 brief, entitled COVID-19: The Projected Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the US Healthcare System, projected US costs for COVID-19 patients requiring inpatient stays and delved into the potential of telehealth for helping to cope with the pandemic. The brief, released on March 25, was cited in over 500 publications in 28 countries.

Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker
On May 7, FAIR Health launched the Monthly Telehealth Regional Tracker, a new, interactive feature on fairhealth.org. The tracker offers insights into the month-by-month evolution of telehealth in every region of the country, especially now as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses.

FH® Healthcare Indicators and FH® Medical Price Index
Released annually, FH Healthcare Indicators and FH Medical Price Index are published jointly as a white paper available on fairhealth.org. As in previous years, this year’s release reveals trends and patterns in the places where patients receive healthcare, reports shifts in costs and supports useful comparisons among medical prices in six procedure categories.

SDM Tools
In March, FAIR Health launched SDM tools for palliative care—a groundbreaking website feature that combines clinical and cost information to support seriously and chronically ill patients and their caregivers in the process of shared decision making with clinicians for three palliative care scenarios.

STDs Infographic
FAIR Health’s infographic on STDs was released in February. Its findings on recent growth of common STDs received widespread media attention.