Laurence Baker

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Integrated telehealth and care management program for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic disease linked to savings
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1689-97. 2011
  2. pmc Differences in neonatal mortality among whites and Asian American subgroups: evidence from California
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research, and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:69-76. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Benefits of interoperability: a closer look at the estimates
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
  4. pmc Effect of an Internet-based system for doctor-patient communication on health care spending
    Laurence Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, HRP Redwood Building, Room 110, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5405
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:530-6. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Relationship between HMO market share and the diffusion and use of advanced MRI technologies
    Laurence C Baker
    Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5405, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:478-87. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Variations in hospital resource use for Medicare and privately insured populations in California
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w123-34. 2008
  7. doi request reprint The contribution of health plans and provider organizations to variations in measured plan quality
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, 259 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:210-8. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Expanded use of imaging technology and the challenge of measuring value
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University in Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1467-78. 2008
  9. pmc HMO coverage reduces variations in the use of health care among patients under age sixty-five
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2068-74. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Acquisition of MRI equipment by doctors drives up imaging use and spending
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2252-9. 2010

Research Grants

  1. Race, Ethnicity and Quality of Health Care for Newborns
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2005
  2. MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE MARKETS
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
  3. Improving Safety Culture and Outcomes in Healthcare
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. doi request reprint Integrated telehealth and care management program for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic disease linked to savings
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 30:1689-97. 2011
    ..Meanwhile, mortality differences in the treatment and control groups suggest that the intervention may have produced noticeable changes in health outcomes, but we leave it to future research to explore these effects fully...
  2. pmc Differences in neonatal mortality among whites and Asian American subgroups: evidence from California
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research, and Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:69-76. 2007
    ..To obtain information about health outcomes in neonates in 9 subgroups of the Asian population in the United States...
  3. ncbi request reprint Benefits of interoperability: a closer look at the estimates
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..This commentary outlines some questions about their assumptions and suggests that less-aggressive assumptions could lead to more realistic expectations about the financial implications of achieving interoperability...
  4. pmc Effect of an Internet-based system for doctor-patient communication on health care spending
    Laurence Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, HRP Redwood Building, Room 110, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5405
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 12:530-6. 2005
    ..12. Spending associated with use of the electronic service was $0.29 per member per month. We conclude that use of structured electronic visits can reduce health care spending...
  5. ncbi request reprint Relationship between HMO market share and the diffusion and use of advanced MRI technologies
    Laurence C Baker
    Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5405, USA
    J Am Coll Radiol 1:478-87. 2004
    ..This study examined whether managed-care activity was associated with the adoption rate of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment during the 1990s...
  6. doi request reprint Variations in hospital resource use for Medicare and privately insured populations in California
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:w123-34. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The contribution of health plans and provider organizations to variations in measured plan quality
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, 259 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 22:210-8. 2010
    ..We investigate the relative impact of physician organizations and health plans on quality measures...
  8. doi request reprint Expanded use of imaging technology and the challenge of measuring value
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University in Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 27:1467-78. 2008
    ..This may be a common situation; thus, a particularly important question is how non-health-outcome benefits of imaging can be quantified...
  9. pmc HMO coverage reduces variations in the use of health care among patients under age sixty-five
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2068-74. 2010
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Acquisition of MRI equipment by doctors drives up imaging use and spending
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2252-9. 2010
    ..Not only did MRI spending increase for their patients, but spending for other aspects of care rose as well. Attention should be paid to ensuring that advanced medical equipment acquired in physician practices is used appropriately...
  11. doi request reprint Assessing cost-effectiveness and value as imaging grows:the case of carotid artery CT
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Sanford University, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:2260-7. 2010
    ..Tracking the uses of emerging technologies to encourage efficient use is essential, but it can be challenging in cases where new tools have multiple uses and information is incomplete...
  12. ncbi request reprint The relationship between technology availability and health care spending
    Laurence Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2003
    ..Policy efforts to assess and manage the availability of new technologies could benefit society where the additional spending produced by new services is not associated with strong quality improvements...
  13. ncbi request reprint Within-year variation in hospital utilization and its implications for hospital costs
    Laurence C Bakera
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, HRP Redwood Building, Rm 253, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    J Health Econ 23:191-211. 2004
    ..We examine the impact of variation on hospital costs, showing that increases in variance are associated with increases in hospital expenditures, but that the effects are qualitatively modest...
  14. ncbi request reprint Managed care, technology adoption, and health care: the adoption of neonatal intensive care
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University, USA
    Rand J Econ 33:524-48. 2002
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  15. ncbi request reprint Do health plans influence quality of care?
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 16:19-30. 2004
    ..To investigate the relative impact of physician groups and health plans on quality of care measures...
  16. ncbi request reprint Managed care spillover effects
    Laurence C Baker
    National Bureau of Economic Research and Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305 5405, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 24:435-56. 2003
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  17. ncbi request reprint Managed care, consolidation among health care providers, and health care: evidence from mammography
    L C Baker
    Stanford University, USA
    Rand J Econ 30:351-74. 1999
    ..We also find that increases in HMO market share are associated with reductions in costs for mammography and with increases in waiting times for appointments, but not with worse health outcomes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Managed care, medical technology, and the well-being of society
    Laurence Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
    Top Magn Reson Imaging 13:107-13. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Use of the Internet and e-mail for health care information: results from a national survey
    Laurence Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif 94305 5405, USA
    JAMA 289:2400-6. 2003
    ..Available estimates of use and impact vary widely. Without accurate estimates of use and effects, it is difficult to focus policy discussions or design appropriate policy activities...
  20. ncbi request reprint Managed care and technology adoption in health care: evidence from magnetic resonance imaging
    L C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University and NBER, HRP Redwood Building Room 253, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    J Health Econ 20:395-421. 2001
    ..These results suggest that technology adoption in health care can respond to changes in financial and other incentives associated with managed care, which may have implications for health care costs and patient welfare...
  21. pmc Predictors of surgery resident satisfaction with teaching by attendings: a national survey
    Clifford Y Ko
    RAND, Santa Monica, California, USA
    Ann Surg 241:373-80. 2005
    ..To identify factors that predict fourth- and fifth-year surgical resident satisfaction of attending teaching quality...
  22. ncbi request reprint Consumers' use of the Internet for health insurance
    M Kate Bundorf
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, HRP Redwood Building, Room 257, Stanford, CA 94205 5405, USA
    Am J Manag Care 10:609-16. 2004
    ..We examined consumers' search for information about health insurance choices and their use of the Internet for that search and to manage health benefits...
  23. pmc Measuring competition in health care markets
    L C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, CA 94305-5405, USA
    Health Serv Res 36:223-51. 2001
    ..Data needed for constructing measures are also frequently scarce, insufficient, or both. Measurement could be improved with access to better data...
  24. ncbi request reprint The effect of HMOs on fee-for-service health care expenditures: evidence from Medicare
    L C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305 5092, USA
    J Health Econ 16:453-81. 1997
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the perception that debt influences physicians' specialty choices
    L C Baker
    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ, USA
    Acad Med 72:1088-96. 1997
    ..To investigate the responses of individual physicians to educational debt...
  26. ncbi request reprint Proposition 71 and CIRM--assessing the return on investment
    Michael T Longaker
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine, 257 Campus Drive West, Stanford, California 94305, USA
    Nat Biotechnol 25:513-21. 2007
    ..state coffers to sell $3 billion in bonds to fund the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) with the expectation of health and financial benefits, what benchmarks should be used to measure the initiative's success?..
  27. pmc Use of the Internet for health information by the chronically ill
    Todd H Wagner
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A13. 2004
    ..The Internet is a source of health information and advice for individuals with chronic conditions and shows promise for helping individuals manage their conditions and improve their quality of life...
  28. ncbi request reprint Level and volume of neonatal intensive care and mortality in very-low-birth-weight infants
    Ciaran S Phibbs
    Health Economics Resource Center and the Center for Health Care Evaluation, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    N Engl J Med 356:2165-75. 2007
    ..We examined differences in neonatal mortality among infants with very low birth weight (below 1500 g) among NICUs with various levels of care and different volumes of very-low-birth-weight infants...
  29. doi request reprint Health care cost growth among the privately insured
    M Kate Bundorf
    Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1294-304. 2009
    ..Rising prices played a greater role in growth in spending for brand-name than for generic drugs. These findings can inform efforts to control private- sector spending...
  30. ncbi request reprint Free internet access, the digital divide, and health information
    Todd H Wagner
    VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA
    Med Care 43:415-20. 2005
    ..This provides a unique setting to study the ways that people who had not previously obtained Internet access use the Internet when it becomes available to them...
  31. doi request reprint Magnetic resonance imaging and low back pain care for Medicare patients
    Jacqueline D Baras
    Stanford University s School of Medicine in Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1133-40. 2009
    ..We find that increases in MRI supply are related to higher use of both low back MRI and surgery. This is worrisome, and careful attention should be paid to assessing the outcomes for patients...
  32. ncbi request reprint Effect of opening midlevel neonatal intensive care units on the location of low birth weight births in California
    Corinna A Haberland
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Center for Health Policy Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e1667-79. 2006
    ..Causes for this are unknown. We sought to explore the impact of diffusion of specialty or midlevel NICUs on the types of hospitals in which low birth weight newborns are born...
  33. ncbi request reprint Do mandates requiring insurers to pay for emergency care influence the use of the emergency department?
    Renee Y Hsia
    Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Stanford, California, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1086-94. 2006
    ..None of the analyses show evidence that the mandates are associated with increased use. We conclude that prudent layperson mandates are not associated with increases in ED visits among privately insured patients...
  34. ncbi request reprint The relationship between SCHIP enrollment and hospitalizations for ambulatory care sensitive conditions in California
    Dustin Bermudez
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA 94305, USA
    J Health Care Poor Underserved 16:96-110. 2005
    ..These results suggest a strong beneficial effect of SCHIP on primary care among the children covered...
  35. ncbi request reprint Health plan performance measurement: does it affect quality of care for Medicare managed care enrollees?
    M Kate Bundorf
    Stanford University School of Medicine, HRP Redwood Building, Room 108, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Inquiry 45:168-83. 2008
    ..Our results provide no evidence that performance measurement increased quality of care among MMC enrollees...
  36. ncbi request reprint Managed care and technology diffusion: the case of MRI
    L C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 17:195-207. 1998
    ..This suggests that managed care may be able to reduce health care costs by influencing the adoption and use of new medical equipment and technologies...
  37. ncbi request reprint The burden of out-of-pocket payments for health care in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia
    Jacek Skarbinski
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University Medical Center, Room H3151, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    JAMA 287:1043-9. 2002
    ..Under the new system, 87% of health care expenditures are financed through out-of-pocket payments at the point of service...
  38. pmc Laws requiring health plans to provide direct access to obstetricians and gynecologists, and use of cancer screening by women
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University, Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, National Bureau of Economic Research, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:990-1007. 2007
    ..One benefit of these laws may be improved preventive screening rates, but no literature has examined the relationship between ob/gyn direct access laws and use of breast cancer and cervical cancer screening...
  39. pmc Medicaid managed care and health care for children
    Laurence C Baker
    Stanford University School of Medicine, HRP Redwood Building, Rm 110, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Health Serv Res 40:1466-88. 2005
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Comparative effectiveness of multivessel coronary bypass surgery and multivessel percutaneous coronary intervention: a cohort study
    Mark A Hlatky
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Ann Intern Med 158:727-34. 2013
    ..Randomized trials of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) suggest that patient characteristics modify the effect of treatment on mortality...
  41. pmc The effect of area HMO market share on cancer screening
    Laurence C Baker
    Department of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 39:1751-72. 2004
    ..We examine the relationship between area managed care activity and screening for breast, cervical, and prostate cancer among patients enrolled in more managed care plans and patients who are enrolled in less managed plans...
  42. pmc Who searches the internet for health information?
    M Kate Bundorf
    Stanford University School of Medicine, HRP Redwood Building, Room 108, Stanford, CA 94305 5405, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:819-36. 2006
    ..To determine what types of consumers use the Internet as a source of health information...
  43. pmc Workforce perceptions of hospital safety culture: development and validation of the patient safety climate in healthcare organizations survey
    Sara Singer
    Center for Health Policy, Stanford University, 117 Encina Commons, Stanford, CA 94305 6019, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:1999-2021. 2007
    ..To describe the development of an instrument for assessing workforce perceptions of hospital safety culture and to assess its reliability and validity...
  44. ncbi request reprint Predictors for medical students entering a general surgery residency: National survey results
    Clifford Y Ko
    David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif, USA
    Surgery 136:567-72. 2004
    ..This national survey of fourth-year medical students elucidates factors related to the basic surgery clerkship that are associated with the decision to enter a GS residency...
  45. doi request reprint Trends in charges and payments for nonhospitalized emergency department pediatric visits, 1996-2003
    Renee Y Hsia
    San Francisco General Hospital, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 15:347-54. 2008
    ..To compare charges and payments for outpatient pediatric emergency visits across payer groups to provide information on reimbursement trends...

Research Grants11

  1. Race, Ethnicity and Quality of Health Care for Newborns
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Our work will focus on Black-White differences, disparities for Hispanics (including subgroups like Mexican and Puerto Rican), and disparities for Asian and Pacific Islanders. ..
  2. MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH CARE MARKETS
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2003
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  3. Improving Safety Culture and Outcomes in Healthcare
    Laurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..