H S Luft

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Medicare and managed care
    H S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco 94109, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 19:459-75. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint From observing the relationship between volume and outcome to making policy recommendations: comments on Sheikh
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 265, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Med Care 41:1118-22; discussion 1123-6. 2003
  3. pmc The impact of financial incentives on quality of health care
    R A Dudley
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco 94109, USA
    Milbank Q 76:649-86, 511. 1998
  4. ncbi request reprint Willingness to pay for poison control centers
    K A Phillips
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Health Econ 16:343-57. 1997
  5. pmc Translating medical effectiveness research into policy: lessons from the California Health Benefits Review Program
    Janet M Coffman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Milbank Q 87:863-902. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Universal health care coverage: a potential hybrid solution
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    JAMA 297:1115-8. 2007
  7. pmc Variations in patterns of care and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction for Medicare beneficiaries in fee-for-service and HMO settings
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1065-79. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The best of both worlds? Potential of hybrid prospective/concurrent risk adjustment
    R Adams Dudley
    Department of Medicine and Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 94118, USA
    Med Care 41:56-69. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing risk-adjustment approaches under non-random selection
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Inquiry 41:203-17. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating health expenditure growth under managed competition. Science, simulations, and scenarios
    R H Miller
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco 94109
    JAMA 273:656-62. 1995

Research Grants

  1. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
    Harold Luft; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications21

  1. ncbi request reprint Medicare and managed care
    H S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco 94109, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 19:459-75. 1998
    ..The absence of adequate risk-adjusted payments to HMOs, however, gives them little incentive to develop high-quality programs for the sickest enrollees...
  2. ncbi request reprint From observing the relationship between volume and outcome to making policy recommendations: comments on Sheikh
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California San Francisco, 3333 California Street, Suite 265, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    Med Care 41:1118-22; discussion 1123-6. 2003
  3. pmc The impact of financial incentives on quality of health care
    R A Dudley
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco 94109, USA
    Milbank Q 76:649-86, 511. 1998
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  4. ncbi request reprint Willingness to pay for poison control centers
    K A Phillips
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Health Econ 16:343-57. 1997
    ..001). We conclude that the WTP method measured benefits that are difficult to quantify; however, WTP surveys need to be carefully conducted to minimize bias. We discuss how this approach could be useful for other health care services...
  5. pmc Translating medical effectiveness research into policy: lessons from the California Health Benefits Review Program
    Janet M Coffman
    Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Milbank Q 87:863-902. 2009
    ..This program, based at the University of California, analyzes the medical effectiveness of health insurance benefit mandate bills for the California legislature, as well as their impact on cost and public health...
  6. ncbi request reprint Universal health care coverage: a potential hybrid solution
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
    JAMA 297:1115-8. 2007
  7. pmc Variations in patterns of care and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction for Medicare beneficiaries in fee-for-service and HMO settings
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:1065-79. 2003
    ..To assess revascularization and mortality after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) for all Medicare patients in fee-for-service (FFS) and health maintenance organization (HMO) settings in California...
  8. ncbi request reprint The best of both worlds? Potential of hybrid prospective/concurrent risk adjustment
    R Adams Dudley
    Department of Medicine and Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, San Francisco, 94118, USA
    Med Care 41:56-69. 2003
    ..In addition, within-condition RA (using clinical data) for the selected conditions could further improve predictive power...
  9. ncbi request reprint Assessing risk-adjustment approaches under non-random selection
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Inquiry 41:203-17. 2004
    ..The simulation approach offers a valuable tool for analysts in assessing various risk-adjustment strategies under different selection situations...
  10. ncbi request reprint Estimating health expenditure growth under managed competition. Science, simulations, and scenarios
    R H Miller
    Institute for Health and Aging, University of California, San Francisco 94109
    JAMA 273:656-62. 1995
    ..We recommend that simulation models should provide a range of estimates that better reflect both market trends and the profound uncertainty about the effects of health system reform...
  11. ncbi request reprint HMO plan performance update: an analysis of the literature, 1997-2001
    Robert H Miller
    Institute for Health and Aging, Institute for Health Policy Studies, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 21:63-86. 2002
    ..Quality-of-care results in particular are heterogeneous, which suggests that quality is not uniform--that it varies widely among providers, plans (HMO and non-HMO), and geographic areas...
  12. ncbi request reprint The California Hospital Outcomes Project: using administrative data to compare hospital performance
    P S Romano
    Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, Davis, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 21:668-82. 1995
    ..For each outcome, two risk adjustment models were used to estimate expected and risk-adjusted hospital outcome rates, along with p values representing the likelihood that the observed number of adverse outcomes occurred by chance...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reconciling quality measurement with financial risk adjustment in health plans
    R A Dudley
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco 94118, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Improv 26:137-46. 2000
    ..The goal of RA is to eliminate incentives for plans and providers to avoid sick, high-cost patients in favor of healthy, low-cost patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Focusing on the dependent variable: comments on "Opportunities and challenges for measuring cost, quality, and clinical effectiveness in health care," by Paul A. Fishman, Mark C. Hornbrook, Richard T. Meenan, and Michael J. Goodman
    Harold S Luft
    University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 61:144S-50S. 2004
  15. pmc Evaluating medical effectiveness for the california health benefits review program
    Harold S Luft
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, 3333 California Street, Suite 265, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:1007-26. 2006
    ..These goals and constraints yield an approach that differs somewhat from an investigator-initiated review of the literature...
  16. ncbi request reprint What's behind the health expenditure trends?
    Ateev Mehrotra
    Institute for Health Policy Studies, University of California, 3333 California, Suite 265, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94118, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 24:385-412. 2003
    ..Moreover, we conclude that interpreting the causes of the rise in expenditures goes beyond simple observations of trends and depends on how we value various segments and aspects of health and health care...
  17. pmc The role of perspective
    Harold S Luft
    Health Serv Res 37:245-50. 2002
  18. pmc Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in female breast cancer: screening rates and stage at diagnosis
    Franco Sassi
    Department of Social Policy, The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 96:2165-72. 2006
    ..We assessed whether population rates of mammography screening, and their changes over time, were associated with improvements in breast cancer stage at diagnosis and whether the strength of this association varied by race/ethnicity...
  19. pmc Measuring quality in modern managed care
    Harold S Luft
    Health Serv Res 38:1373-9. 2003
  20. ncbi request reprint Should operations be regionalized? The empirical relation between surgical volume and mortality. 1979
    Harold S Luft
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 457:3-9. 2007
  21. ncbi request reprint It's in the air: managed care and spillover effects
    Harold S Luft
    Am J Med 112:240-1. 2002

Research Grants2

  1. HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAM
    Harold Luft; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The program will continue to increase participation of under-represented minorities in health services research. ..