Richard Scheffler

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Health workforce skill mix and task shifting in low income countries: a review of recent evidence
    Brent D Fulton
    Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
    Hum Resour Health 9:1. 2011
  2. pmc Forecasting the global shortage of physicians: an economic- and needs-based approach
    Richard M Scheffler
    School of Public Health, University of California, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 86:516-523B. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Millionaires and mental health: Proposition 63 in California
    Richard M Scheffler
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
  4. doi request reprint Social capital, economics, and health: new evidence
    Richard M Scheffler
    Petris Center on Health Care Market and Consumer Welfare, School of Public Health, University of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:321-31. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Community-level social capital and recurrence of acute coronary syndrome
    Richard M Scheffler
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1603-13. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Positive association between attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder medication use and academic achievement during elementary school
    Richard M Scheffler
    School of Public Health, Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, 50 University Hall, MC7360, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1273-9. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The role of social capital in reducing non-specific psychological distress: the importance of controlling for omitted variable bias
    Richard M Scheffler
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:842-54. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The global market for ADHD medications
    Richard M Scheffler
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:450-7. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Estimates of health care professional shortages in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015
    Richard M Scheffler
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w849-62. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Policy intervention
    Richard Scheffler
    University of California, Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 525, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:215-22. 2002

Research Grants

  1. An Economic & Policy Analysis of ADHD & Stimulant Drugs
    Richard Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. Mental health Sessions at IHEA 4th World Congress
    Richard Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2003
  3. ECONOMICS OF MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE
    Richard Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2004
  4. Mental Health Economics Training Program
    Richard Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Health workforce skill mix and task shifting in low income countries: a review of recent evidence
    Brent D Fulton
    Global Center for Health Economics and Policy Research, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, USA
    Hum Resour Health 9:1. 2011
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  2. pmc Forecasting the global shortage of physicians: an economic- and needs-based approach
    Richard M Scheffler
    School of Public Health, University of California, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 86:516-523B. 2008
    ..To help guide workforce policy, we estimate the future demand for, need for and supply of physicians, by WHO region, to determine where likely shortages will occur by 2015, the target date of the Millennium Development Goals...
  3. ncbi request reprint Millionaires and mental health: Proposition 63 in California
    Richard M Scheffler
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) . 2005
    ..Proposition 63 faces challenges in implementation and provides unprecedented opportunities for transformation and change...
  4. doi request reprint Social capital, economics, and health: new evidence
    Richard M Scheffler
    Petris Center on Health Care Market and Consumer Welfare, School of Public Health, University of Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Health Econ Policy Law 3:321-31. 2008
    ..The next steps in the research programme are to continue testing the mechanisms; to look for natural experiments; and to find better public policies to foster social capital...
  5. doi request reprint Community-level social capital and recurrence of acute coronary syndrome
    Richard M Scheffler
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:1603-13. 2008
    ..These results suggest that community-level social capital may be negatively associated with recurrence of acute coronary syndrome among lower-income individuals...
  6. doi request reprint Positive association between attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder medication use and academic achievement during elementary school
    Richard M Scheffler
    School of Public Health, Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, 50 University Hall, MC7360, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1273-9. 2009
    ..Our objective was to determine if reported medication use for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is positively associated with academic achievement during elementary school...
  7. ncbi request reprint The role of social capital in reducing non-specific psychological distress: the importance of controlling for omitted variable bias
    Richard M Scheffler
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 65:842-54. 2007
    ..These associations are much larger when we control for non-time-varying area-level omitted variables...
  8. ncbi request reprint The global market for ADHD medications
    Richard M Scheffler
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:450-7. 2007
    ..Promoting optimal prescription and monitoring should be a priority...
  9. doi request reprint Estimates of health care professional shortages in sub-Saharan Africa by 2015
    Richard M Scheffler
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w849-62. 2009
    ..6 billion (2007 $US)-more than 2.5 times current wage-bill projections for 2015. We illustrate how changes in workforce mix can reduce this cost, and we discuss policy implications of our results...
  10. ncbi request reprint Policy intervention
    Richard Scheffler
    University of California, Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 525, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:215-22. 2002
    ..A research agenda is developed for formulating and implementing public policy...
  11. ncbi request reprint The impact of government decentralization on county health spending for the uninsured in California
    Richard Scheffler
    Health Economics and Public Policy, School of Public Health and Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 6:237-58. 2006
    ..Our results suggest, however, that county-level governments maintain a level of commitment to social-service spending that recent studies indicate may be lacking at the state level...
  12. doi request reprint The impact of California's full-service partnership program on mental health-related emergency department visits
    Timothy Tyler Brown
    Petris Center, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 50 University Hall, MC 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:802-7. 2012
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Transformation of the California mental health system: stakeholder-driven planning as a transformational activity
    Cheryl Cashin
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, Berkeley CA 94720, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1107-14. 2008
    ..MHSA implementation itself can be considered "transformational" by balancing greater standardization of mental health service delivery in the state with a locally driven planning process...
  14. pmc Does the under- or overrepresentation of minority physicians across geographical areas affect the location decisions of minority physicians?
    Timothy Brown
    Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Health Serv Res 44:1290-308. 2009
    ..To determine whether variation in the representation of minority physicians across geographical areas in California affects the location decisions of minority physicians...
  15. doi request reprint National variation of ADHD diagnostic prevalence and medication use: health care providers and education policies
    Brent D Fulton
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 50 University Hall, MC7360, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1075-83. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate this variation across states and examine whether a state's health care provider characteristics and education policies are associated with this variation...
  16. ncbi request reprint How do we measure shortages of dental hygienists and dental assistants? Evidence from California: 1997-2005
    Timothy T Brown
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 140 Earl Warren Hall, MC7360, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 138:94-100. 2007
    ..The authors examined the labor market for registered dental hygienists (RDHs) and dental assistants (DAs) in California from 1997 to 2005 to determine whether there was a shortage in either market...
  17. ncbi request reprint The empirical relationship between community social capital and the demand for cigarettes
    Timothy T Brown
    Nicholas C Petris Center, University of California at Berkeley, 94720 7360, USA
    Health Econ 15:1159-72. 2006
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint The occupational transformation of the mental health system
    Richard M Scheffler
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Healthcare Markets and Consumer Welfare, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 22:177-88. 2003
    ..Changes in clinical practice, combined with the continued expansion of managed care into mental health, will largely determine the future composition and supply of the mental health workforce...
  19. ncbi request reprint The impact of realignment on the client population in California's public mental health system
    Lonnie Snowden
    School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7400, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 29:229-41. 2002
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Overcoming barriers to reducing the burden of affective disorders
    Kenneth B Wells
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 52:655-75. 2002
    ..We review the literature, identify key gaps, and recommend new research to guide national efforts to reduce the burden of affective disorders...
  21. pmc Mental health costs and access under alternative capitation systems in Colorado
    Joan R Bloom
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 94720 7360, USA
    Health Serv Res 37:315-40. 2002
    ..f.s.)...
  22. pmc Patterns of recovery from severe mental illness: a pilot study of outcomes
    Leonard Miller
    Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 525, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:177-87. 2010
    ..Over 40% have moved to "engaged, poorly self-coordinating." After 2 years, almost half of the initial "extreme Risk" clients are "coping/rehabilitating", "early recovery" or "Self reliant." Most gains occur within 2 years...
  23. ncbi request reprint Variation in routine psychiatric workload: the role of financing source, managed care participation, and mental health workforce competition
    David P Pingitore
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
    Ment Health Serv Res 4:141-50. 2002
    ..The supply of other mental health providers was not significantly associated with variation in psychiatrists' workload, which suggests that substitution effects may not be evident with this aspect of psychiatric practice...
  24. pmc Does the market value racial and ethnic concordance in physician-patient relationships?
    Timothy T Brown
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, School of Public Health, University of California, 140 Earl Warren Hall, MC7360, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:706-26. 2007
    ..To determine if the market-determined earnings per hour of physicians is sensitive to the degree of area-level racial/ethnic concordance (ALREC) in the local physician labor market...
  25. pmc Do physicians always flee from HMOs? New results using dynamic panel estimation methods
    Timothy T Brown
    Nicholas C Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, CA 945720 7360, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:357-73. 2006
    ..S. average are taken into account...
  26. ncbi request reprint Comparison of psychiatrists and psychologists in clinical practice
    David P Pingitore
    Center for Mental Health Services Research, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:977-83. 2002
    ..The authors compared data from psychiatrists and psychologists in California to determine whether long-standing differences in clinical practice remain after the introduction of managed care and other changes in mental service delivery...
  27. ncbi request reprint An analysis of the significant variation in psychostimulant use across the U.S
    Farasat Bokhari
    Department of Economics, Florida State University, FL, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:267-75. 2005
    ..To provide a national profile of the area variation in per-capita psychostimulant consumption in the U.S...
  28. ncbi request reprint Changes in service availability in california hospitals, 1995 to 2002
    Paul B Kirby
    Center for Health Policy and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA
    J Healthc Manag 51:26-38; discussion 38-9. 2006
    ..Among this group of hospitals, service closures were associated with continued financial deterioration, whereas new service openings were associated with improvements in key financial ratios...
  29. ncbi request reprint Private health insurance in developing countries
    Mark V Pauly
    Health Care Systems Department, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 25:369-79. 2006
    ..The potential efficiency gains from greater use of voluntary private insurance seem large, but there are a number of possible impediments to the emergence of such insurance...
  30. ncbi request reprint An analysis of the definitions of mental illness used in state parity laws
    Marcia C Peck
    Department of Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, California 94305, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 53:1089-95. 2002
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The effect of physician and health plan market concentration on prices in commercial health insurance markets
    John E Schneider
    Health Economics Consulting Group, LLC, 167 Mills Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 8:13-26. 2008
    ..05), whereas HP concentration does not appear to be significantly associated with higher outpatient commercial payer prices...

Research Grants7

  1. An Economic & Policy Analysis of ADHD & Stimulant Drugs
    Richard Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..S. By furthering the understanding of this variation, the results will inform policymakers, health professionals, educators, and families with school-age children. ..
  2. Mental health Sessions at IHEA 4th World Congress
    Richard Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The Congress is being organized by two committees of leading health economists, who will design the sessions and select the Congress presenters. ..
  3. ECONOMICS OF MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE
    Richard Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The first project proposed here, in particular, lays out that challenge. ..
  4. Mental Health Economics Training Program
    Richard Scheffler; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....