Robert J Town

Summary

Affiliation: University of Minnesota
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Market power and contract form: evidence from physician group practices
    Robert Town
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St, S E, Mayo Mail Code 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 11:115-32. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint The welfare impact of Medicare HMOs
    Robert Town
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Rand J Econ 34:719-36. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Hospital consolidation and racial/income disparities in health insurance coverage
    Robert J Town
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1170-80. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint The impact of ownership conversions on HMO performance
    Robert Town
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 729, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis MN 55455, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 4:327-42. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Economic incentives and physicians' delivery of preventive care: a systematic review
    Robert Town
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:234-40. 2005
  6. pmc Revisiting the relationship between managed care and hospital consolidation
    Robert J Town
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 729, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:219-38. 2007
  7. pmc Does information matter? Competition, quality, and the impact of nursing home report cards
    David C Grabowski
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1698-719. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after open versus laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Rocco Ricciardi
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:317-20. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Implementing evidence-based medicine through medicare coverage decisions
    Susan Bartlett Foote
    Division of Health Policy and Management in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1634-42. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint National health care costs of peripheral arterial disease in the Medicare population
    Alan T Hirsch
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Vasc Med 13:209-15. 2008

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Market power and contract form: evidence from physician group practices
    Robert Town
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St, S E, Mayo Mail Code 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 11:115-32. 2011
    ..In both data sets we find that increases in groups' market power are associated with proportionately more fee-for-service revenue and less revenue from capitation...
  2. ncbi request reprint The welfare impact of Medicare HMOs
    Robert Town
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Rand J Econ 34:719-36. 2003
    ..Consumer surplus increases in the number of plans in a county, and most of the increase in welfare is due to increased premium competition...
  3. ncbi request reprint Hospital consolidation and racial/income disparities in health insurance coverage
    Robert J Town
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1170-80. 2007
    ..We found that the hospital consolidation wave increased health insurance disparities along racial and income dimensions...
  4. ncbi request reprint The impact of ownership conversions on HMO performance
    Robert Town
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 729, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis MN 55455, USA
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 4:327-42. 2004
    ..Our findings indicate conversions to for-profit status do not significantly impact HMO prices, profit margins, use of hospital days or ambulatory visits, and the provision of Medicare and Medicaid products...
  5. ncbi request reprint Economic incentives and physicians' delivery of preventive care: a systematic review
    Robert Town
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:234-40. 2005
    ..The rewards offered in these studies tend to be small. Therefore, the results suggest that small rewards will not motivate doctors to change their preventive care routines...
  6. pmc Revisiting the relationship between managed care and hospital consolidation
    Robert J Town
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Mayo Mail Code 729, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 42:219-38. 2007
    ..This paper analyzes whether the rise in managed care during the 1990s caused the increase in hospital concentration...
  7. pmc Does information matter? Competition, quality, and the impact of nursing home report cards
    David C Grabowski
    Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, 180 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:1698-719. 2011
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  8. ncbi request reprint Outcomes after open versus laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Rocco Ricciardi
    Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 16:317-20. 2006
    ..001). In conclusion, LGB is associated with significantly lower mean hospital stay and with reduced morbidity and mortality as compared with OGB...
  9. ncbi request reprint Implementing evidence-based medicine through medicare coverage decisions
    Susan Bartlett Foote
    Division of Health Policy and Management in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:1634-42. 2007
    ..This paper identifies the sizable barriers to implementation of evidence-based medicine in Medicare and proposes policy solutions to address them...
  10. ncbi request reprint National health care costs of peripheral arterial disease in the Medicare population
    Alan T Hirsch
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Vasc Med 13:209-15. 2008
    ..The potential impact of earlier PAD detection and use of outpatient preventive strategies on total national PAD health care costs is unknown...
  11. ncbi request reprint A structured review of the effect of economic incentives on consumers' preventive behavior
    Robert L Kane
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:327-52. 2004
    ..Small incentives can produce finite changes, but it is not clear what size of incentive is needed to yield a major sustained effect...
  12. pmc The impact of Medicare coverage policies on health care utilization
    Susan Bartlett Foote
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware Street, S E, MMC 729, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Health Serv Res 43:1285-301. 2008
    ..To determine whether Medicare coverage policies affect utilization of services in Medicare...
  13. ncbi request reprint Hospital advertising in California, 1991-1997
    Robert J Town
    Division of Health Services Research and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA
    Inquiry 39:298-313. 2002
    ..For-profit hospitals were not found to advertise more than their not-for-profit counterparts...
  14. ncbi request reprint Assessing the influence of incentives on physicians and medical groups
    Robert Town
    University of Minnesota, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 61:80S-118S. 2004
    ..Finally, the dynamics of incentive change are considered, with a focus on describing the conditions under which physicians and physician organizations respond to incentive changes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Trends in unionization of nursing homes
    Aaron J Sojourner
    Department of Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA
    Inquiry 47:331-42. 2010
    ..With new federal policy proposals aimed at substantially lowering the cost of organizing workers, policymakers will want to consider the potential impact of nursing home unionization on worker, patient, and market outcomes...
  16. pmc Competition, payers, and hospital quality
    Gautam Gozvrisankaran
    Health Serv Res 38:1403-21. 2003
    ..To estimate the effects of competition for both Medicare and HMO patients on the quality decisions of hospitals in Southern California...