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Variation in Quality and Costs of Care Across Physicians and Its Determinants
This dissertation evaluates one of the key determinants of health care quality and costs – practice patterns of physicians. For decades, rapid health care spending growth and suboptimal quality of care have been fundamental ...
Policy and Methods in Health Services Research
This dissertation consists of two policy papers and one methods paper, all grounded in applied, empirical health-services research. The first two papers concern the influence of medical underwriting in the market for ...
Competition and Selection in Health Insurance Markets
Competition in US health insurance markets is low and has declined in recent years. Insufficient competition is often assumed to increase plan premiums or decrease benefit quality, but the latter has been difficult to ...
Physician Preferences for Medical Innovation
Health care spending growth challenges the budgets of governments, businesses, and families. In 2015, one in every six dollars spent in the U.S. economy was related to health care – twice the share in 1980. The rapid growth ...