K E Thorpe

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Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Treated disease prevalence and spending per treated case drove most of the growth in health care spending in 1987-2009
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:851-8. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Analysis & commentary: The Affordable Care Act lays the groundwork for a national diabetes prevention and treatment strategy
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:61-6. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint The rise in health care spending and what to do about it
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1436-45. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Matching health policy with data: data and analytic requirements for federal policymakers
    K E Thorpe
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 21:15-23. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint The rise in spending among Medicare beneficiaries: the role of chronic disease prevalence and changes in treatment intensity
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w378-88. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors accounting for the rise in health-care spending in the United States: the role of rising disease prevalence and treatment intensity
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Public Health 120:1002-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Differences in disease prevalence as a source of the U.S.-European health care spending gap
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w678-86. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Vermont's Catamount Health: a roadmap for health care reform?
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w703-5. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Reframing the debate over health care reform: the role of system performance and affordability
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1560-2. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Chronic conditions account for rise in Medicare spending from 1987 to 2006
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:718-24. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Treated disease prevalence and spending per treated case drove most of the growth in health care spending in 1987-2009
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:851-8. 2013
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  2. doi request reprint Analysis & commentary: The Affordable Care Act lays the groundwork for a national diabetes prevention and treatment strategy
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 31:61-6. 2012
    ..Funding for the Medicare component could be provided through the budget of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The proposal in its totality has the potential for improving health outcomes and reducing costs...
  3. ncbi request reprint The rise in health care spending and what to do about it
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1436-45. 2005
    ..To be effective, reforms should focus on health promotion, public health interventions, and the cost-effective use of medical care...
  4. ncbi request reprint Matching health policy with data: data and analytic requirements for federal policymakers
    K E Thorpe
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, USA
    Health Care Financ Rev 21:15-23. 1999
    ..Failure to collect more timely and comprehensive data will undermine ongoing efforts for controlling the growth in costs and improving quality...
  5. ncbi request reprint The rise in spending among Medicare beneficiaries: the role of chronic disease prevalence and changes in treatment intensity
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w378-88. 2006
    ..5 percentage points in less than ten years. This raises important questions about the "fit" of how Medicare pays for services for complex medical management...
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors accounting for the rise in health-care spending in the United States: the role of rising disease prevalence and treatment intensity
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Public Health 120:1002-7. 2006
    ..To examine the factors responsible for the rise in health- care spending in the United States over the past 15 years...
  7. ncbi request reprint Differences in disease prevalence as a source of the U.S.-European health care spending gap
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w678-86. 2007
    ..Disease prevalence and rates of medication treatment are much higher in the United States than in these European countries. Efforts to reduce the U.S. prevalence of chronic illness should remain a key policy goal...
  8. ncbi request reprint Vermont's Catamount Health: a roadmap for health care reform?
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:w703-5. 2007
    ..Key to the reform's political success was the recognition by both sides that it focused on issues of bipartisan concern: cost control through the effective management and prevention of disease...
  9. ncbi request reprint Reframing the debate over health care reform: the role of system performance and affordability
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1560-2. 2007
    ..Reform strategies that address this issue are not inherently partisan and may prove to be a fruitful starting point for launching the debate...
  10. doi request reprint Chronic conditions account for rise in Medicare spending from 1987 to 2006
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:718-24. 2010
    ..Health reform must address changed health needs through evidence-based community prevention, care coordination, and support for patient self-management...
  11. doi request reprint Analysis & commentary. The foundation that health reform lays for improved payment, care coordination, and prevention
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1183-7. 2010
    ..It should also detail how best practices in finance and payment, in the organization and delivery of care, and in prevention can be expanded nationally...
  12. doi request reprint Enrolling people with prediabetes ages 60-64 in a proven weight loss program could save Medicare $7 billion or more
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1673-9. 2011
    ..In this context we propose that Medicare expand its new wellness benefit to include reimbursement for this and other qualifying behavior change programs...
  13. ncbi request reprint The rising prevalence of treated disease: effects on private health insurance spending
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..A rise in population risk factors and the introduction of new technologies underlie these trends...
  14. ncbi request reprint The impact of obesity on rising medical spending
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..Increases in obesity prevalence alone account for 12 percent of the growth in health spending...
  15. ncbi request reprint The medical malpractice 'crisis': recent trends and the impact of state tort reforms
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..This analysis finds that premiums in states that cap awards are 17.1 percent lower than in states that don't cap. At issue, however, is whether these stopgap solutions promote the goals of the U.S. liability system...
  16. ncbi request reprint Which medical conditions account for the rise in health care spending?
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2004
    ..For four of the conditions, a rise in treated prevalence, rather than rising treatment costs per case or population growth, accounted for most of the spending growth...
  17. doi request reprint Understanding recent increases in chronic disease treatment rates: more disease or more detection?
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Health Econ Policy Law 5:411-35. 2010
    ..g. diabetes). We provide some evidence that increases in treated prevalence unexplained by changes in the underlying clinical incidence of disease are driven by increased detection and treatment of patients with 'subclinical' illness...
  18. ncbi request reprint Health insurance and spending among cancer patients
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..We present evidence to show that spending differences are due in part or completely to differences in use, which suggests that raising coverage rates will improve cancer treatment...
  19. doi request reprint Cancer screening and age in the United States and Europe
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1838-47. 2009
    ..S. rates. U.S. residents are more likely to be screened at younger ages, when the expected benefit from early detection is the greatest, but also at older ages, when the expected benefit is declining...
  20. doi request reprint Impact of health care reform on medicare and dual medicare-medicaid beneficiaries
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Cancer J 16:584-7. 2010
    ..Changes in the ACA that will affect access to and payment for cancer care among Medicare and dually eligible patients are outlined in this article...
  21. ncbi request reprint Preventive care: female cancer screening, 1996-2000
    E Kathleen Adams
    Rollins School of Public Health, Room 656, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:301-7. 2003
    ..A key question is whether federal/state public health programs aimed at increasing screening and other public policies (e.g., welfare reform, managed care) have affected their receipt of these preventive services...
  22. ncbi request reprint National estimates of medical costs incurred by nonelderly cancer patients
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Cancer 100:883-91. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Colorectal cancer screening, 1997-1999: role of income, insurance and policy
    E Kathleen Adams
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Prev Med 38:551-7. 2004
    ..These years focus on changes pre/post a 1998 policy change for Medicare beneficiaries that reduced their out-of-pocket costs for colorectal screening...
  24. pmc Will choice-based reform work for Medicare? Evidence from the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
    Curtis S Florence
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1741-61. 2006
    ..To examine the effect of premiums and benefits on the health plan choices of older enrollees who choose Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) health plans as their primary payer...
  25. ncbi request reprint Urban-rural differences in the availability of hospital information technology applications: a survey of Georgia hospitals
    Steven D Culler
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Rural Health 22:242-7. 2006
    ..Information technology (IT) has been identified as a potential tool for improving the safety of health care delivery...
  26. ncbi request reprint The relationship between ex ante mortality risk and end-of-life medical costs
    David H Howard
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 5:37-44. 2006
    ..While the magnitude of spending on end-of-life care is striking, it is difficult to determine if expenditures are wasteful or simply reflect the inherent uncertainty facing physicians...
  27. ncbi request reprint Health plan switching among members of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
    Adam Atherly
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Inquiry 42:255-65. 2005
    ..Those who do switch plans are likely to switch to a different plan in the same sector...
  28. ncbi request reprint How does the employer contribution for the federal employees health benefits program influence plan selection?
    Curtis S Florence
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:211-8. 2003
    ..We find that there is little risk segmentation in the FEHBP and that reducing the premium subsidy would lower government premium spending and slightly increase risk segmentation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Reforming Medicare: impacts on federal spending and choice of health plans
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2001
    ..Our results highlight the fact that Medicare should expect modest savings from reforming the program. However, other goals of reform, such as establishing more efficient payments to plans, would be achieved...
  30. ncbi request reprint Protecting the uninsured
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:1479-81. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Medicare+Choice: current role and near-term prospects
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Department of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, Atlanta, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2002
    ..If M+C were eliminated, nearly a third of its members would end up in traditional Medicare without any additional coverage, and 18 percent would enroll in Medicaid...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cost sharing, caps on benefits, and the chronically ill--a policy mismatch
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    N Engl J Med 354:2385-6. 2006
  33. ncbi request reprint Policy watch: the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan
    Roger Feldman
    School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    J Econ Perspect 16:207-17. 2002
  34. doi request reprint Emerging health care reform issues in the US presidential debate
    Kenneth E Thorpe
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:1-5. 2008
  35. ncbi request reprint The outlook for hospital spending
    David Shactman
    Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:12-26. 2003
    ..We also find that hospital spending by baby boomers grew more rapidly than that of the elderly, a change in trend that could presage increased spending as this cohort moves into higher-spending age groups...