Publication Date: June 2005
Publisher: Center for Studying Health System Change
Author(s): Sally Trude; Gloria J. Bazzoli; Jon B. Christianson; Anneliese M. Gerland
Research Area: Health
In January 2005, a team of researchers visited Cleveland, Ohio, to study that community's health system, how it is changing and the effects of those changes on consumers. The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), as part of the Community Tracking Study, interviewed more than 85 leaders in the health care market. Cleveland is one of 12 communities tracked by HSC every two years through site visits and surveys. Individual community reports are published for each round of site visits. The first four site visits to Cleveland, in 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002, provide baseline and initial trend information against which changes are tracked. The Cleveland market includes Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina counties.