Vivian Y Wu
Affiliation: University of Southern California
- Decomposition of the drivers of the U.S. hospital spending growth, 2001-2009Vivian Y Wu
Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
BMC Health Serv Res 14:230. 2014..This study investigates how well historical hospital cost/revenue drivers explain the recent hospital spending trend in the 2000s, and how important each of these drivers is...
- The price effect of hospital closuresVivian Y Wu
School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90098, USA
Inquiry 45:280-92. 2008..The overall estimate suggests a 4%, one-time, permanent price increase due to closure, a strong price effect that has been overlooked in the literature...
- Managed care's price bargaining with hospitalsVivian Y Wu
University of Southern California and RAND Corporation, Los Angeles, CA 90089, United States
J Health Econ 28:350-60. 2009..Second, health plans that are more successful at channeling patients can extract greater discounts. Patient channeling can add to the volume discount that plans negotiate...
- Hospital cost shifting revisited: new evidence from the balanced budget act of 1997Vivian Y Wu
School of Policy, Planning, and Development, University of Southern California and RAND, 650 Childs Way, RGL 305, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Int J Health Care Finance Econ 10:61-83. 2010..In contrast, hospitals with greater reliance on Medicare were more financially distressed, as these hospitals saw large BBA cuts but were limited in their abilities to cost shift...
- Reductions in Medicare payments and patient outcomes: an analysis of 5 leading Medicare conditionsYu Chu Shen
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Med Care 51:970-7. 2013..We used the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 as a natural experiment to study the long-term consequence of major payment reductions on patient outcomes...
- Long-term impact of medicare payment reductions on patient outcomesVivian Y Wu
Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Health Serv Res 49:1596-615. 2014..To examine the long-term impact of Medicare payment reductions on patient outcomes for Medicare acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients...