Affiliation: Harvard University
- Robot-assisted surgery for kidney cancer increased access to a procedure that can reduce mortality and renal failureAmitabh Chandra
Amitabh Chandra is a professor of public policy at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Health Aff (Millwood) 34:220-8. 2015..In addition, we found no evidence that the availability of robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery increased the likelihood that inappropriate patients received partial nephrectomy. ..
- Large increases in spending on postacute care in Medicare point to the potential for cost savings in these settingsAmitabh Chandra
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 32:864-72. 2013....
- The pragmatist's guide to comparative effectiveness researchAmitabh Chandra
Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
J Econ Perspect 25:27-46. 2011..After all, such effects are typically expensive to determine and require years or even decades of data. Costs are much easier to measure, and can be appended at a later date as financial Armageddon draws closer...
- Do race-specific models explain disparities in treatments after acute myocardial infarction?Ashish K Jha
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am Heart J 153:785-91. 2007..If incorrect, this assumption may misestimate disparities. We sought to determine whether clinical factors affect treatment decisions for blacks and whites equally...
- National costs of the medical liability systemMichelle M Mello
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1569-77. 2010..Overall annual medical liability system costs, including defensive medicine, are estimated to be $55.6 billion in 2008 dollars, or 2.4 percent of total health care spending...
- Geographic correlation between large-firm commercial spending and Medicare spendingMichael E Chernew
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Manag Care 16:131-8. 2010..To investigate the correlation between geographic variation in inpatient days, total spending, and spending growth in traditional Medicare versus the large-firm commercial sector...
- Is spending more always wasteful? The appropriateness of care and outcomes among colorectal cancer patientsMary Beth Landrum
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 27:159-68. 2008..Our results show that instead of cutting spending, policies designed to target services to patients most likely to benefit could increase the value of medical spending...
- Myths and misconceptions about U.S. health insuranceKatherine Baicker
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w533-43. 2008..We apply a combination of economic principles and lessons from empirical research to examine the policy problems that underlie the myths and focus attention on addressing these fundamental challenges...
- A trillion-dollar geography lessonKatherine Baicker
Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1448-51. 2009....
- Would having more primary care doctors cut health spending growth?Michael E Chernew
Department ofHealth Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1327-35. 2009..Additional research is needed before the potential causal impact of PCPs can be fully assessed. However, these findings suggest that changes in the composition of the physician workforce will not be sufficient to address spending growth...
- Cooper's analysis is incorrectKatherine Baicker
National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w116-8. 2009..Unfortunately, these deficiencies mean that we can learn little from Cooper's analyses...
- Comparison of self-reported and Medicare claims-identified acute myocardial infarctionLaura C Yasaitis
From Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies L C Y, L F B and John F Kennedy School of Government A C, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Circulation 131:1477-85; discussion 1485. 2015..Cardiovascular disease is often studied through patient self-report and administrative data. However, these 2 sources provide different information, and few studies have compared them...
- Local population characteristics and hemoglobin A1c testing rates among diabetic medicare beneficiariesLaura C Yasaitis
Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 9:e111119. 2014..The magnitude of fine-grained variations in care for diabetic Medicare beneficiaries, and their associations with local population characteristics, are unknown...