Health Research Institute

At the forefront of the New Health Economy

PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) supports executive decision makers by providing new intelligence, perspectives, and analysis on trends affecting all health-related industries.

As a healthcare executive, you face a dynamic industry. Powerful drivers - including surging consumerism, immense technological innovation and ever-evolving regulations - are reshaping the healthcare value chain. PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) is here to help you navigate this change through primary research and collaborative exchange. A group of seasoned professionals, HRI is dedicated to delivering new intelligence, perspectives, and analysis on trends affecting all corners of the New Health Economy.

Medical cost trend: Behind the numbers 2018

The healthcare industry appears to be settling into a “new normal” marked by more moderate fluctuations in a single-digit medical cost trend. PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) projects 2018’s medical cost trend to be 6.5%—the first uptick in growth in three years. Within the “new normal,” price continues to be a major driver of healthcare cost. Businesses will have to tackle the price of services as well as the rate of utilization to reduce medical cost trend in the future. Learn more about PwC’s 2018 medical cost trend projection and the forces putting upward and downward pressure on that trend in HRI’s latest edition of Behind the Numbers.

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About HRI

PwC's Health Research Institute (HRI) provides new intelligence, perspectives, and analysis on trends affecting all health-related industries. HRI helps executive decision makers navigate change through primary research and collaborative exchange. Our views are shaped by a network of professionals with executive and day-to-day experience in the health industry.

Our thought leadership is accessible through a variety of means, depending upon an organization's needs:

  • Thought Leadership: HRI’s Health Reports focus on large-scale issues, including industry-wide developments and trends. Reports deliver meaningful information and best practices to the industry.
  • Consultation: HRI is often consulted to provide a comprehensive perspective of the health industry and current issues driving the industry.
  • Presentations: HRI management team is often invited to present and speak at industry and organization conferences.

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Kelly Barnes
US Health industries and Global Health industries Consulting Leader
Tel: +1 (214) 754 5172
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Benjamin Isgur
Health Research Institute leader
Tel: +1 (214) 754 5091
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