David M Cutler
Affiliation: Harvard University
- Analysis & commentary. How health care reform must bend the cost curveDavid Cutler
Applied Economics at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 29:1131-5. 2010..The success of these efforts at controlling long-run cost growth will require activism from the government and the private sector...
- The (paper) work of medicine: understanding international medical costsDavid M Cutler
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
J Econ Perspect 25:3-25. 2011..Finally, we touch upon the organization of primary and chronic disease care and discuss possible gains in that area...
- The role of public health improvements in health advances: the twentieth-century United StatesDavid Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Demography 42:1-22. 2005..Implications for developing countries are briefly considered...
- The impact of health reform on health system spendingDavid M Cutler
Harvard University, USA
Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 88:1-14. 2010..Moreover, the annual growth rate in national health expenditures could be slowed from 6.3 percent to 5.7 percent...
- The value of antihypertensive drugs: a perspective on medical innovationDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:97-110. 2007..More effective use of antihypertensive medication would have an impact on mortality akin to eliminating all deaths from medical errors or accidents...
- Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of coronary computed tomography angiography in the evaluation of patients with chest painJoseph A Ladapo
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Am Coll Cardiol 54:2409-22. 2009....
- US trends in quality-adjusted life expectancy from 1987 to 2008: combining national surveys to more broadly track the health of the nationSusan T Stewart
Susan T Stewart is with the National Bureau of Economic Research NBER, Cambridge, MA she also performed this research in previous positions with the Harvard University Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement PHSI, and the Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Cambridge David M Cutler is with the Department of Economics, Harvard University, Harvard PHSI, and the NBER Allison B Rosen is with the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and Meyer s Primary Care Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, and the NBER
Am J Public Health 103:e78-87. 2013..We used data from multiple national health surveys to systematically track the health of the US adult population...
- Rising educational gradients in mortality: the role of behavioral risk factorsDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Littauer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
J Health Econ 30:1174-87. 2011..Rather, our results show that the mortality returns to risk factors, and conditional on risk factors, the return to education, have grown over time...
- Adoption and spread of new imaging technology: a case studyJoseph A Ladapo
Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 28:w1122-32. 2009..Further, adoption motivated by operating margins reinforces concerns about haphazard technology acquisition...
- The value of medical spending in the United States, 1960-2000David M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Mass 02138, USA
N Engl J Med 355:920-7. 2006..The increased use of medical therapies has led to increased medical costs. To provide insight into the value of this increased spending, we compared gains in life expectancy with the increased costs of care from 1960 through 2000...
- The gap gets bigger: changes in mortality and life expectancy, by education, 1981-2000ELLEN R MEARA
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 27:350-60. 2008..Differential trends in smoking-related diseases explain at least 20 percent of this trend...
- Evidence on early-life income and late-life health from America's Dust Bowl eraDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University and National Bureau of Economic Research, Littauer Center, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:13244-9. 2007..We conclude that, if such a relationship exists in the United States, it is most likely not a quantitatively important explanation for declining disability today...
- The impact of symptoms and impairments on overall health in US national health dataSusan T Stewart
Program for Health Systems Improvement, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Med Care 46:954-62. 2008..To assess the effects on overall self-rated health of the broad range of symptoms and impairments that are routinely asked about in national surveys...
- Workplace wellness programs can generate savingsKatherine Baicker
School of Public Health, Harvard University, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 29:304-11. 2010....
- Selection stories: understanding movement across health plansDavid Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
J Health Econ 29:821-38. 2010..Either can materially impact equilibrium enrollments, especially when premiums to enrollees reflect these costs...
- If slow rate of health care spending growth persists, projections may be off by $770 billionDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 32:841-50. 2013..Such lower levels of spending would have an enormous impact on the US economy and on government and household finances...
- Increased spending on health care: long-term implications for the nationMichael E Chernew
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 28:1253-5. 2009....
- Cost-effectiveness of coronary MDCT in the triage of patients with acute chest painJoseph A Ladapo
Harvard Ph D Program in Health Policy, 14 Story St, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
AJR Am J Roentgenol 191:455-63. 2008..S. health care system. Noninvasive 64-MDCT coronary angiography may facilitate their triage, and we evaluated its cost-effectiveness...
- The economic impacts of the tobacco settlementDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University, USA
J Policy Anal Manage 21:1-19. 2002..To the extent that the value of the health benefits is not offset by the value of the pleasure foregone, the economic impacts of the MSA will include a share of these health benefits...
- The lifetime costs and benefits of medical technologyDavid M Cutler
Harvard University, Department of Economics, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
J Health Econ 26:1081-100. 2007..The results show that revascularization is associated with over 1 year of additional life expectancy, at a cost of about $40,000. Revascularization, or other treatments correlated with it, appears to be highly cost-effective...
- The value of medical interventions for lung cancer in the elderly: results from SEER-CMHSFRebecca M Woodward
Harvard Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement, Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02145, USA
Cancer 110:2511-8. 2007..However, the value of spending on the treatment of lung cancer has not been conclusively demonstrated. The authors evaluated the value of medical care between 1983 and 1997 for nonsmall cell lung cancer in the elderly US population...
- Hospitals, market share, and consolidationDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
JAMA 310:1964-70. 2013....
- The potential for cost savings in Medicare's futureDavid M Cutler
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 24:W5R77-80. 2005..But there is enormous potential for cost savings as well, which we have the capacity to realize...
- Trends in medical spending by age, 1963-2000Ellen Meara
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 23:176-83. 2004..Prescription drug spending growth accelerated throughout the time period; it grew fastest among the nonelderly, for whom prescription drug insurance coverage is most extensive...
- Making sense of medical technologyDavid M Cutler
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:w48-50. 2006..Given that we do not know what will best improve the efficiency of medical care in a given area, experiments with financial incentives to both providers and individual patients should receive high priority...
- Changes in the incidence and duration of periods without insuranceDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University, and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
N Engl J Med 360:1740-8. 2009..However, there are few data that show how the incidence and duration of periods in which persons do not have insurance have changed over time...
- Emergency Care Use and the Medicare Hospice Benefit for Individuals with Cancer with a Poor PrognosisZiad Obermeyer
Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
J Am Geriatr Soc 64:323-9. 2016..To compare patterns of emergency department (ED) use and inpatient admission rates for elderly adults with cancer with a poor prognosis who enrolled in hospice to those of similar individuals who did not...
- Short-term Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries After Low-acuity Visits to Emergency Departments and ClinicsMatthew Niedzwiecki
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Med Care 54:498-503. 2016..Systematic differences in illness severity between ED patients and comparable patients elsewhere could make such strategies unsafe, but little evidence exists to guide policy makers...
- Surgeon specialization and operative mortality in United States: retrospective analysisNikhil R Sahni
Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA McKinsey and Company, Boston, MA, USA
BMJ 354:i3571. 2016..To measure the association between a surgeon's degree of specialization in a specific procedure and patient mortality...
- When does education matter? The protective effect of education for cohorts graduating in bad timesDavid M Cutler
Harvard University and NBER, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA Electronic address
Soc Sci Med 127:63-73. 2015..Variation in unemployment rates upon graduation can potentially explain a large fraction of the variance in gradients across different countries. ..
- Understanding differences in health behaviors by educationDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University and NBER, 1875 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
J Health Econ 29:1-28. 2010..Our proxies for discounting, risk aversion, or the value of future do not account for any of the education gradient, and neither do personality factors such as a sense of control of oneself or over one's life...
- U.S. adoption of computerized physician order entry systemsDavid M Cutler
Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1654-63. 2005..Hospital profitability is not associated with CPOE investment. Although greater diffusion of CPOE is needed, it might have to await continuing publicity efforts and substantial reimbursement system changes...
- Cost-effectiveness analysis in markets with high fixed costsDavid M Cutler
Department of Economics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Pharmacoeconomics 28:867-75. 2010..In each case, we show that the correct social perspective for cost-effectiveness analysis would be more lenient than researcher recommendations...
- Cost-effectiveness of full medicare coverage of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors for beneficiaries with diabetesAllison B Rosen
Division of General Medicine, University of Michigan Health Systems, 300 North Ingalls, Suite 7E10, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Ann Intern Med 143:89-99. 2005..Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors slow renal disease progression and reduce cardiac morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes. Patients' out-of-pocket costs pose a barrier to using this effective therapy...
- Disability forecasts and future Medicare costsJayanta Bhattacharya
Stanford University, USA
Front Health Policy Res 7:75-94. 2004....
- The value of coronary heart disease care for the elderly: 1987-2002Allison B Rosen
University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 26:111-23. 2007..Overall, the value of our CHD spending is quite good. Despite this wise investment of resources to date, considerable opportunities remain for additional investment to improve the adoption of valuable but underused health services...
- Disability and the future of MedicareDavid M Cutler
N Engl J Med 349:1084-5. 2003
- Trends in the prevalence and mortality of cognitive impairment in the United States: is there evidence of a compression of cognitive morbidity?Kenneth M Langa
Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Alzheimers Dement 4:134-44. 2008..To assess the impact of these multiple trends, we compared the prevalence and 2-year mortality of cognitive impairment (CI) consistent with dementia in the United States in 1993 to 1995 and 2002 to 2004...
- Impact of insurance and supply of health professionals on coverage of treatment for hypertension in Mexico: population based studySara N Bleich
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
BMJ 335:875. 2007..To examine the independent and combined contributions of insurance status and supply of health professionals on coverage of antihypertensive treatment among adults in Mexico...
- The 'graying' of group health insurancePatricia Seliger Keenan
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 25:1497-506. 2006..Population aging could interact with rising premiums and place additional pressure on an already strained employment-based health insurance system...
- Increasing health insurance costs and the decline in insurance coverageMichael Chernew
Department of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
Health Serv Res 40:1021-39. 2005..To determine the impact of rising health insurance premiums on coverage rates...
- Increased spending on health care: how much can the United States afford?Michael E Chernew
Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 22:15-25. 2003..The value of care, which determines willingness to pay, and distributional issues are more important than our ability as a society to pay for care...
- Technological development and medical productivity: the diffusion of angioplasty in New York stateDavid M Cutler
T17 Morgan Hall, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163, USA
J Health Econ 22:187-217. 2003..PTCAs that substitute for CABG cost less and have the same or better outcomes, while PTCAs that replace medical management appear to improve health by enough to justify the cost...
- Understanding Disability Among The ElderlyDavid Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- A Pilot Survey to Measure Disability in the Elderly PopulationDavid Cutler; Fiscal Year: 2006..This research is critical for researchers, and for policy-makers who seek to understand why disability is changing and what implications those changes will have for longevity and medical spending. ..