Rowena Jacobs

Summary

Affiliation: University of York
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Alternative methods to examine hospital efficiency: data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis
    R Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, UK
    Health Care Manag Sci 4:103-15. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Hospital efficiency targets
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
    Health Econ 12:669-84. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint How robust are hospital ranks based on composite performance measures?
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, U K
    Med Care 43:1177-84. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint The effects of expanding patient choice of provider on waiting times: evidence from a policy experiment
    Diane Dawson
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    Health Econ 16:113-28. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Variation in unit costs of hospitals in the English National Health Service
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 8:202-8. 2003
  6. doi request reprint The relationship between organizational culture and performance in acute hospitals
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York YO105DD, UK
    Soc Sci Med 76:115-25. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Exploring the determinants of NHS performance ratings: lessons for performance assessment systems
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 11:211-7. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Explaining trends in concentration of healthcare commissioning in the English NHS
    Mark Dusheiko
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    Health Econ 17:907-26. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint The market for elective surgery: joint estimation of supply and demand
    Stephen Martin
    Department of Economics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
    J Health Econ 26:263-85. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Is patient choice an effective mechanism to reduce waiting times?
    Diane Dawson
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 3:195-203. 2004

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Alternative methods to examine hospital efficiency: data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier analysis
    R Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, UK
    Health Care Manag Sci 4:103-15. 2001
    ..The conclusions concur with previous findings that there are not truly large efficiency differences between Trusts and savings from bringing up poorer performers would in fact be quite modest...
  2. ncbi request reprint Hospital efficiency targets
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
    Health Econ 12:669-84. 2003
    ..A pressing need for future work is the development of measures to encourage efficiency that take account of quality improvement...
  3. ncbi request reprint How robust are hospital ranks based on composite performance measures?
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, U K
    Med Care 43:1177-84. 2005
    ..Although composite indicators present the "big picture" in a way that is easy to interpret, misleading conclusions may be drawn if attention is not paid to key methodological issues in their construction...
  4. ncbi request reprint The effects of expanding patient choice of provider on waiting times: evidence from a policy experiment
    Diane Dawson
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    Health Econ 16:113-28. 2007
    ..In line with the model predictions, the project led to shorter average waiting times in the London region and a convergence in waiting times amongst London hospitals...
  5. ncbi request reprint Variation in unit costs of hospitals in the English National Health Service
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 8:202-8. 2003
    ..We examine empirically the dispersion in unit costs to assess the extent of variation in the productivity of hospitals and trends over time...
  6. doi request reprint The relationship between organizational culture and performance in acute hospitals
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York YO105DD, UK
    Soc Sci Med 76:115-25. 2013
    ..The study provides evidence for a relationship between culture and performance in hospital settings...
  7. ncbi request reprint Exploring the determinants of NHS performance ratings: lessons for performance assessment systems
    Rowena Jacobs
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 11:211-7. 2006
    ..We examine the degree to which variations in the performance of health care organizations are explained by a range of factors that are subject to differing degrees of managerial control...
  8. ncbi request reprint Explaining trends in concentration of healthcare commissioning in the English NHS
    Mark Dusheiko
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    Health Econ 17:907-26. 2008
    ..Our results have implications for the effects of the recent reintroduction of fundholding and the halving of the number of PCOs...
  9. ncbi request reprint The market for elective surgery: joint estimation of supply and demand
    Stephen Martin
    Department of Economics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
    J Health Econ 26:263-85. 2007
    ..The results offer an important justification for more careful econometric modelling of hospital behaviour than has traditionally been employed in the health economics literature...
  10. ncbi request reprint Is patient choice an effective mechanism to reduce waiting times?
    Diane Dawson
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 3:195-203. 2004
    ..This represented a clear improvement in equity of access, an important objective of the English National Health Service...
  11. doi request reprint Do waiting times reduce hospital costs?
    Luigi Siciliani
    Department of Economics and Related Studies, and Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
    J Health Econ 28:771-80. 2009
    ..However, the level of waiting time which minimises total costs is always below ten days...
  12. ncbi request reprint Giving greater financial independence to hospitals--does it make a difference? The case of English NHS Trusts
    Giorgia Marini
    Centre for Health Economics, Alcuin A Block, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
    Health Econ 17:751-75. 2008
    ..However, we explore the nature of the trends emerging over time and discuss the implications of our findings for policy...
  13. ncbi request reprint The effect of practice budgets on patient waiting times: allowing for selection bias
    Mark Dusheiko
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, UK
    Health Econ 13:941-58. 2004
    ..We also find that patients of fundholding practices had shorter waits (by 3.7% or 2 days) for non-chargeable elective admissions, suggesting that fundholders were able to obtain shorter waits for all types of elective admissions...
  14. ncbi request reprint The effect of financial incentives on gatekeeping doctors: evidence from a natural experiment
    Mark Dusheiko
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    J Health Econ 25:449-78. 2006
    ..These differences in differences in differences estimates suggest that the abolition of fundholding increased ex-fundholders' chargeable elective admissions by 4.9% (using the non-chargeables DID) and by 3.5% (using the emergencies DID)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Comparing the efficiency of national health systems: a sensitivity analysis of the WHO approach
    Hugh Gravelle
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York, UK
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 2:141-7. 2003
    ..However, the lack of robust results to reasonable alternative specifications suggests that it is premature to use the methods adopted by the WHO to construct league tables of health systems...
  16. pmc Health, policy and geography: insights from a multi-level modelling approach
    Adriana Castelli
    Centre for Health Economics, University of York, York YO105DD, UK
    Soc Sci Med 92:61-73. 2013
    ..This is relevant not only to the English context but also to other countries where responsibilities for health and wellbeing are being devolved to localities and communities...
  17. pmc From cultural cohesion to rules and competition: the trajectory of senior management culture in English NHS hospitals, 2001-2008
    Russell Mannion
    Centre for Health and Public Services Management, University of York, UK
    J R Soc Med 102:332-6. 2009
    ..To assess changes in senior management culture in English NHS hospitals between 2001 and 2008...
  18. ncbi request reprint Setting of clinical standards
    Rowena Jacobs
    Lancet 364:1399-400. 2004