D M Cutler

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Evidence on early-life income and late-life health from America's Dust Bowl era
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research, Littauer Center, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13244-9. 2007
  2. doi request reprint If slow rate of health care spending growth persists, projections may be off by $770 billion
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:841-50. 2013
  3. pmc Selection stories: understanding movement across health plans
    David Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    J Health Econ 29:821-38. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Changes in the incidence and duration of periods without insurance
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1740-8. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint The lifetime costs and benefits of medical technology
    David M Cutler
    Harvard University, Department of Economics, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Health Econ 26:1081-100. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint The value of medical spending in the United States, 1960-2000
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass 02138, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:920-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Making sense of medical technology
    David M Cutler
    Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w48-50. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Labor market responses to rising health insurance costs: evidence on hours worked
    D M Cutler
    Harvard University, USA
    Rand J Econ 29:509-30. 1998
  9. ncbi request reprint How does managed care do it?
    D M Cutler
    Harvard University, USA
    Rand J Econ 31:526-48. 2000
  10. doi request reprint Rising educational gradients in mortality: the role of behavioral risk factors
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Littauer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Health Econ 30:1174-87. 2011

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. pmc Evidence on early-life income and late-life health from America's Dust Bowl era
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research, Littauer Center, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13244-9. 2007
    ..We conclude that, if such a relationship exists in the United States, it is most likely not a quantitatively important explanation for declining disability today...
  2. doi request reprint If slow rate of health care spending growth persists, projections may be off by $770 billion
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 32:841-50. 2013
    ..Such lower levels of spending would have an enormous impact on the US economy and on government and household finances...
  3. pmc Selection stories: understanding movement across health plans
    David Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    J Health Econ 29:821-38. 2010
    ..Either can materially impact equilibrium enrollments, especially when premiums to enrollees reflect these costs...
  4. doi request reprint Changes in the incidence and duration of periods without insurance
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1740-8. 2009
    ..However, there are few data that show how the incidence and duration of periods in which persons do not have insurance have changed over time...
  5. ncbi request reprint The lifetime costs and benefits of medical technology
    David M Cutler
    Harvard University, Department of Economics, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Health Econ 26:1081-100. 2007
    ..The results show that revascularization is associated with over 1 year of additional life expectancy, at a cost of about $40,000. Revascularization, or other treatments correlated with it, appears to be highly cost-effective...
  6. ncbi request reprint The value of medical spending in the United States, 1960-2000
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass 02138, USA
    N Engl J Med 355:920-7. 2006
    ..The increased use of medical therapies has led to increased medical costs. To provide insight into the value of this increased spending, we compared gains in life expectancy with the increased costs of care from 1960 through 2000...
  7. ncbi request reprint Making sense of medical technology
    David M Cutler
    Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w48-50. 2006
    ..Given that we do not know what will best improve the efficiency of medical care in a given area, experiments with financial incentives to both providers and individual patients should receive high priority...
  8. ncbi request reprint Labor market responses to rising health insurance costs: evidence on hours worked
    D M Cutler
    Harvard University, USA
    Rand J Econ 29:509-30. 1998
    ..We argue that this occurs because health insurance is a fixed cost, and as it becomes more expensive to provide, firms face an incentive to substitute hours per worker for the number of workers employed...
  9. ncbi request reprint How does managed care do it?
    D M Cutler
    Harvard University, USA
    Rand J Econ 31:526-48. 2000
    ..Both actual treatments and health outcomes differ little; virtually all the difference in spending comes from lower unit prices. Managed care may yield substantial increases in measured productivity relative to traditional insurance...
  10. doi request reprint Rising educational gradients in mortality: the role of behavioral risk factors
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Littauer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Health Econ 30:1174-87. 2011
    ..Rather, our results show that the mortality returns to risk factors, and conditional on risk factors, the return to education, have grown over time...
  11. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of coronary MDCT in the triage of patients with acute chest pain
    Joseph A Ladapo
    Harvard Ph D Program in Health Policy, 14 Story St, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 191:455-63. 2008
    ..S. health care system. Noninvasive 64-MDCT coronary angiography may facilitate their triage, and we evaluated its cost-effectiveness...
  12. ncbi request reprint The economic impacts of the tobacco settlement
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 21:1-19. 2002
    ..To the extent that the value of the health benefits is not offset by the value of the pleasure foregone, the economic impacts of the MSA will include a share of these health benefits...
  13. ncbi request reprint Trends in medical spending by age, 1963-2000
    Ellen Meara
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 23:176-83. 2004
    ..Prescription drug spending growth accelerated throughout the time period; it grew fastest among the nonelderly, for whom prescription drug insurance coverage is most extensive...
  14. ncbi request reprint The impact of health reform on health system spending
    David M Cutler
    Harvard University, USA
    Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 88:1-14. 2010
    ..Moreover, the annual growth rate in national health expenditures could be slowed from 6.3 percent to 5.7 percent...
  15. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of coronary computed tomography angiography in the evaluation of patients with chest pain
    Joseph A Ladapo
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 54:2409-22. 2009
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  16. doi request reprint Adoption and spread of new imaging technology: a case study
    Joseph A Ladapo
    Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1122-32. 2009
    ..Further, adoption motivated by operating margins reinforces concerns about haphazard technology acquisition...
  17. ncbi request reprint The value of antihypertensive drugs: a perspective on medical innovation
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:97-110. 2007
    ..More effective use of antihypertensive medication would have an impact on mortality akin to eliminating all deaths from medical errors or accidents...
  18. doi request reprint Increased spending on health care: long-term implications for the nation
    Michael E Chernew
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1253-5. 2009
    ....
  19. pmc The gap gets bigger: changes in mortality and life expectancy, by education, 1981-2000
    ELLEN R MEARA
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:350-60. 2008
    ..Differential trends in smoking-related diseases explain at least 20 percent of this trend...
  20. ncbi request reprint The potential for cost savings in Medicare's future
    David M Cutler
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:W5R77-80. 2005
    ..But there is enormous potential for cost savings as well, which we have the capacity to realize...
  21. ncbi request reprint Is technological change in medicine worth it?
    D M Cutler
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 20:11-29. 2001
    ..In the fifth condition, breast cancer, costs and benefits are about of equal magnitude. We conclude that medical spending as a whole is worth the increased cost of care. This has many implications for public policy...
  22. ncbi request reprint The value of medical interventions for lung cancer in the elderly: results from SEER-CMHSF
    Rebecca M Woodward
    Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02145, USA
    Cancer 110:2511-8. 2007
    ..However, the value of spending on the treatment of lung cancer has not been conclusively demonstrated. The authors evaluated the value of medical care between 1983 and 1997 for nonsmall cell lung cancer in the elderly US population...
  23. doi request reprint The impact of symptoms and impairments on overall health in US national health data
    Susan T Stewart
    Program for Health Systems Improvement, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Care 46:954-62. 2008
    ..To assess the effects on overall self-rated health of the broad range of symptoms and impairments that are routinely asked about in national surveys...
  24. ncbi request reprint U.S. adoption of computerized physician order entry systems
    David M Cutler
    Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1654-63. 2005
    ..Hospital profitability is not associated with CPOE investment. Although greater diffusion of CPOE is needed, it might have to await continuing publicity efforts and substantial reimbursement system changes...
  25. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis in markets with high fixed costs
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Pharmacoeconomics 28:867-75. 2010
    ..In each case, we show that the correct social perspective for cost-effectiveness analysis would be more lenient than researcher recommendations...
  26. pmc Understanding differences in health behaviors by education
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University and NBER, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
    J Health Econ 29:1-28. 2010
    ..Our proxies for discounting, risk aversion, or the value of future do not account for any of the education gradient, and neither do personality factors such as a sense of control of oneself or over one's life...
  27. ncbi request reprint Disability forecasts and future Medicare costs
    Jayanta Bhattacharya
    Stanford University, USA
    Front Health Policy Res 7:75-94. 2004
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint The value of coronary heart disease care for the elderly: 1987-2002
    Allison B Rosen
    University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:111-23. 2007
    ..Overall, the value of our CHD spending is quite good. Despite this wise investment of resources to date, considerable opportunities remain for additional investment to improve the adoption of valuable but underused health services...
  29. ncbi request reprint Disability and the future of Medicare
    David M Cutler
    N Engl J Med 349:1084-5. 2003
  30. pmc Trends in the prevalence and mortality of cognitive impairment in the United States: is there evidence of a compression of cognitive morbidity?
    Kenneth M Langa
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Alzheimers Dement 4:134-44. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of these multiple trends, we compared the prevalence and 2-year mortality of cognitive impairment (CI) consistent with dementia in the United States in 1993 to 1995 and 2002 to 2004...
  31. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of full medicare coverage of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors for beneficiaries with diabetes
    Allison B Rosen
    Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health Systems, 300 North Ingalls, Suite 7E10, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:89-99. 2005
    ..Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors slow renal disease progression and reduce cardiac morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes. Patients' out-of-pocket costs pose a barrier to using this effective therapy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Increased spending on health care: how much can the United States afford?
    Michael E Chernew
    Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:15-25. 2003
    ..The value of care, which determines willingness to pay, and distributional issues are more important than our ability as a society to pay for care...
  33. ncbi request reprint The 'graying' of group health insurance
    Patricia Seliger Keenan
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1497-506. 2006
    ..Population aging could interact with rising premiums and place additional pressure on an already strained employment-based health insurance system...
  34. ncbi request reprint Technological development and medical productivity: the diffusion of angioplasty in New York state
    David M Cutler
    T17 Morgan Hall, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163, USA
    J Health Econ 22:187-217. 2003
    ..PTCAs that substitute for CABG cost less and have the same or better outcomes, while PTCAs that replace medical management appear to improve health by enough to justify the cost...
  35. pmc Impact of insurance and supply of health professionals on coverage of treatment for hypertension in Mexico: population based study
    Sara N Bleich
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 335:875. 2007
    ..To examine the independent and combined contributions of insurance status and supply of health professionals on coverage of antihypertensive treatment among adults in Mexico...
  36. pmc Increasing health insurance costs and the decline in insurance coverage
    Michael Chernew
    Department of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1021-39. 2005
    ..To determine the impact of rising health insurance premiums on coverage rates...