David M Cutler

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Analysis & commentary. How health care reform must bend the cost curve
    David Cutler
    Applied Economics at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1131-5. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of public health improvements in health advances: the twentieth-century United States
    David Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Demography 42:1-22. 2005
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ncbi request reprint The (paper) work of medicine: understanding international medical costs
    David M Cutler
    Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Econ Perspect 25:3-25. 2011
  6. 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
  7. pmc US trends in quality-adjusted life expectancy from 1987 to 2008: combining national surveys to more broadly track the health of the nation
    Susan T Stewart
    Susan T Stewart is with the National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, Cambridge, MA she also performed this research in previous positions with the Harvard University Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement PHSI, and the Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge David M Cutler is with the Department of Economics, Harvard University, Harvard PHSI, and the NBER Allison B Rosen is with the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and Meyer s Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, and the NBER
    Am J Public Health 103:e78-87. 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Research Grants

  1. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2003
  3. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2002
  5. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2001
  6. A Pilot Survey to Measure Disability in the Elderly Population
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. ncbi request reprint Analysis & commentary. How health care reform must bend the cost curve
    David Cutler
    Applied Economics at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1131-5. 2010
    ..The success of these efforts at controlling long-run cost growth will require activism from the government and the private sector...
  2. ncbi request reprint The role of public health improvements in health advances: the twentieth-century United States
    David Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Demography 42:1-22. 2005
    ..Implications for developing countries are briefly considered...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. ncbi request reprint The (paper) work of medicine: understanding international medical costs
    David M Cutler
    Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    J Econ Perspect 25:3-25. 2011
    ..Finally, we touch upon the organization of primary and chronic disease care and discuss possible gains in that area...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. pmc US trends in quality-adjusted life expectancy from 1987 to 2008: combining national surveys to more broadly track the health of the nation
    Susan T Stewart
    Susan T Stewart is with the National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, Cambridge, MA she also performed this research in previous positions with the Harvard University Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement PHSI, and the Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge David M Cutler is with the Department of Economics, Harvard University, Harvard PHSI, and the NBER Allison B Rosen is with the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and Meyer s Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, and the NBER
    Am J Public Health 103:e78-87. 2013
    ..We used data from multiple national health surveys to systematically track the health of the US adult population...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. doi request reprint Workplace wellness programs can generate savings
    Katherine Baicker
    School of Public Health, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:304-11. 2010
    ....
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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
    ....
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. doi request reprint Hospitals, market share, and consolidation
    David M Cutler
    Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    JAMA 310:1964-70. 2013
    ....
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Disability forecasts and future Medicare costs
    Jayanta Bhattacharya
    Stanford University, USA
    Front Health Policy Res 7:75-94. 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 Disability and the future of Medicare
    David M Cutler
    N Engl J Med 349:1084-5. 2003
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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...

Research Grants11

  1. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ....
  2. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  3. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ....
  4. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  5. Understanding Disability Among The Elderly
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  6. A Pilot Survey to Measure Disability in the Elderly Population
    David Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..This research is critical for researchers, and for policy-makers who seek to understand why disability is changing and what implications those changes will have for longevity and medical spending. ..