Stethoscope and cutout of people figures Despite the lack of progress, there has been a general hunger for more movement toward population health and risk-based outcomes. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Health care providers in the United States made little progress in 2019 toward greater population health even as health care costs continue to rise, a trend which may reverse in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to the authors of a new study.

The 2020 Numeroff & Associates State of Population Health report, which surveyed around 500 C-suite health care executives between June and September 2019, found that the U.S. has made little progress toward meaningful implementation of population health.

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