CRE wlll be examing the policy implications of hospital consolidaton. The Community Tracking Study is integral to such a review. Key descriptors of the study are attached hereto.
“The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), with funding by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has undertaken a multiyear study of changes over time in the U.S. health care system. While the Community Tracking Study (CTS) allows for national estimates using survey data, its design also allows for a more focused study of twelve randomly selected metropolitan areas, including data from site visits”.