Vivian Ho

Summary

Affiliation: Rice University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint State deregulation and Medicare costs for acute cardiac care
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:185-205. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Does certificate of need affect cardiac outcomes and costs?
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute for public policy HS 40, Rice University, 6100, Main St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 6:300-24. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in hospital and surgeon volume and operative mortality for cancer surgery
    Vivian Ho
    Department of Economics, Baker Institute, Rice University, MS 22, 6100 Main St, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:851-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Physician supply, treatment, and amputation rates for peripheral arterial disease
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    J Vasc Surg 42:81-7. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Hospital volume, surgeon volume, and patient costs for cancer surgery
    Vivian Ho
    James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Med Care 46:718-25. 2008
  6. pmc Certificate of Need (CON) for cardiac care: controversy over the contributions of CON
    Vivian Ho
    Department of Economics, James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:483-500. 2009
  7. pmc The influence of complications on the costs of complex cancer surgery
    Marah N Short
    James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas
    Cancer 120:1035-41. 2014
  8. doi request reprint Certificate of need regulations and the availability and use of cancer resections
    Marah N Short
    James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy MS 40, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:1837-45. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Physical and mental health status of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston in 2005 and 2006
    Karoline Mortensen
    Dept of Political Science MS 24, Rice University, PO Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251 1892, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:524-38. 2009
  10. pmc Cardiac Certificate of Need regulations and the availability and use of revascularization services
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Am Heart J 154:767-75. 2007

Research Grants

  1. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2004
  2. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2006
  4. Regionalizing Cancer Surgery
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Cost and Quality of Cancer Surgery
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. doi request reprint State deregulation and Medicare costs for acute cardiac care
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 70:185-205. 2013
    ..Thus, CON regulations for CABG may not be justified in terms of either improving quality or controlling cost growth...
  2. ncbi request reprint Does certificate of need affect cardiac outcomes and costs?
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute for public policy HS 40, Rice University, 6100, Main St, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 6:300-24. 2006
    ..However, CON is associated with little reduction in inpatient mortality, and it may lead hospitals to operate on more patients than they would otherwise. The claimed welfare benefits of CON regulations require careful reconsideration...
  3. ncbi request reprint Trends in hospital and surgeon volume and operative mortality for cancer surgery
    Vivian Ho
    Department of Economics, Baker Institute, Rice University, MS 22, 6100 Main St, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 13:851-8. 2006
    ..We measured 13-year trends in operative mortality for six cancer resections. We then examined whether these trends are driven by changes in hospital and surgeon volume or by changes that occurred among all providers, regardless of volume...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physician supply, treatment, and amputation rates for peripheral arterial disease
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    J Vasc Surg 42:81-7. 2005
    ..To test whether the availability of vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists in a region affects revascularization and amputation rates for patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD)...
  5. doi request reprint Hospital volume, surgeon volume, and patient costs for cancer surgery
    Vivian Ho
    James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas 77005, USA
    Med Care 46:718-25. 2008
    ..Less is known about the relative influence of hospital and surgeon volume on patient costs. We evaluate associations between hospital and surgeon volume and inpatient costs for 6 cancer resections...
  6. pmc Certificate of Need (CON) for cardiac care: controversy over the contributions of CON
    Vivian Ho
    Department of Economics, James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:483-500. 2009
    ..To test whether state Certificate of Need (CON) regulations influence procedural mortality or the provision of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI)...
  7. pmc The influence of complications on the costs of complex cancer surgery
    Marah N Short
    James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas
    Cancer 120:1035-41. 2014
    ..The authors examined rates of Patient Safety Indicator (PSI) occurrence for 6 cancer operations and their association with costs of care...
  8. doi request reprint Certificate of need regulations and the availability and use of cancer resections
    Marah N Short
    James A Baker III Institute for Public Policy MS 40, Rice University, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:1837-45. 2008
    ..This study examines the association between acute-care CON, the availability of cancer surgery hospitals, and provision of six cancer operations...
  9. doi request reprint Physical and mental health status of Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Houston in 2005 and 2006
    Karoline Mortensen
    Dept of Political Science MS 24, Rice University, PO Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251 1892, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 20:524-38. 2009
    ..This study compared characteristics of three samples of evacuees with those of the U.S. population and examined how evacuees' experiences have changed over time...
  10. pmc Cardiac Certificate of Need regulations and the availability and use of revascularization services
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Am Heart J 154:767-75. 2007
    ..We assessed the association between cardiac CON regulations, availability of revascularization facilities, and revascularization rates...
  11. doi request reprint Medicare eligibility and physician utilization among adults with coronary heart disease and stroke
    Jerome Dugan
    Department of Economics MS 22, Rice University, Houston, TX 77251 1892, USA
    Med Care 50:547-53. 2012
    ..Although Medicare eligibility has been shown to generally increase health care access and utilization, few studies have investigated the association between Medicare eligibility and health care utilization among the chronically ill...
  12. ncbi request reprint Regionalization versus competition in complex cancer surgery
    Vivian Ho
    Baker Institute, Rice University and Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77005, USA
    Health Econ Policy Law 2:51-71. 2007
    ..Third, before any regionalization policy is implemented, a deep and precise understanding of the nature of both outcome/volume and price/competition relationships is needed...
  13. pmc The grand impact of the Gates Foundation. Sixty billion dollars and one famous person can affect the spending and research focus of public agencies
    Kirstin Rw Matthews
    James A Baker III Institute of Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
    EMBO Rep 9:409-12. 2008
  14. ncbi request reprint Certificate of need regulations and hospital mortality
    Vivian Ho
    JAMA 289:551; author reply 551. 2003
  15. ncbi request reprint Certificate of need, volume, and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty outcomes
    Vivian Ho
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294 0022, USA
    Am Heart J 147:442-8. 2004
    ..This study compares the volume-outcome relation for PTCA in Florida and California...
  16. ncbi request reprint The importance of indirect costs in primary cardiovascular disease prevention: can we save lives and money with statins?
    Steven A Grover
    Division of Clinical Epidemiology, The Montreal General Hospital, 1650 Cedar Ave, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1A4
    Arch Intern Med 163:333-9. 2003
    ..We compared the cost-effectiveness of lipid level modification in the primary prevention of CVD with and without these indirect costs...
  17. pmc Effect of hospital volume and experience on in-hospital mortality for pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Vivian Ho
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama Birmingham, RPHB 330, 1665 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 352944 0022, USA
    Ann Surg 237:509-14. 2003
    ..To examine the relative impact of procedure volume versus years of hospital experience on inpatient death rates after pancreaticoduodenectomy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Certificate of need regulation and cardiac catheterization appropriateness after acute myocardial infarction
    Joseph S Ross
    Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L Levy Pl, Box 1070, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Circulation 115:1012-9. 2007
    ..Our objective was to examine whether rates of appropriate cardiac catheterization after admission for acute myocardial infarction varied between states with and without CON regulation of cardiac catheterization...
  19. ncbi request reprint Controlling for patient risk in volume-outcome studies
    Vivian Ho
    Arch Intern Med 165:1664; author reply 1664. 2005
  20. ncbi request reprint Advanced diagnostic imaging: benefit or burden?
    Vivian Ho
    Med Care 46:455-7. 2008
  21. ncbi request reprint Learning and the evolution of medical technologies: the diffusion of coronary angioplasty
    Vivian Ho
    Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, University of Alabama Birmingham, 35294 0022, USA
    J Health Econ 21:873-85. 2002
    ..The results suggest that centralizing provision of PTCA may lead to lower costs, but only small outcomes improvements...

Research Grants5

  1. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If volume increases associated with CON laws do in fact improve patient outcomes, then the general trend towards relaxing CON regulations should be revisited. ..
  2. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..If volume increases associated with CON laws do in fact improve patient outcomes, then the general trend towards relaxing CON regulations should be revisited. ..
  3. Certificate of Need and Cardiac Outcomes
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If volume increases associated with CON laws do in fact improve patient outcomes, then the general trend towards relaxing CON regulations should be revisited. ..
  4. Regionalizing Cancer Surgery
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The analyses will also serve as case studies to determine the value and feasibility of analyzing a wider range of surgeries using these methods. ..
  5. Cost and Quality of Cancer Surgery
    Vivian Ho; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..By identifying some of these factors, we will provide knowledge which can guide efforts to achieve process improvement that will both improve patient care and save costs. ..