Nikhil Sahni is a health care analyst working on policy implications, cost trends, and labor forces in U.S. health care. As a consultant for McKinsey and Company, Nikhil focused on domestic and European health care. He later completed a fellowship in the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health Reform. He has worked on health care and economic policy issues at the National Economic Council and consulted with the Government of India on improving their public and private healthcare systems. Nikhil received undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Bioengineering, South Asia Studies, and Finance. He graduated with distinction with a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and earned a concurrent Masters in Public Administration in International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Recent Posts by Nikhil Sahni

Physician Workforce Trends And Their Implications For Spending Growth

In an era when we might have expected rapid primary care physician growth, the share of the physician workforce devoted to primary care actually decreased from 44 percent to 37 percent, and the number of primary care physicians per capita has remained roughly flat.

Will The Readmission Rate Penalties Drive Hospital Behavior Changes?

Since the development of the metric in 1984 by Anderson and Steinberg, inpatient hospital readmission rates have been used as a marker for hospital quality. A good deal of attention is now being paid to the new readmission rate penalties in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While the penalties...

Creating Outcome-Driven Health Care Markets

America’s health care market does not work well. It is inefficient, asymmetric, and in most cases not particularly competitive. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) legislated a myriad of changes to reform and improve insurance markets with exchanges as a centerpiece. While exchanges and reforms...