Health Care Management Papers

Health Care Management Papers

 
The Health Care Management Department is the Wharton School’s base for scholarship, education, and innovative thinking related to the business, management and policy of health care services, health care technology, and health care financing. The department sponsors three educational programs: The PhD in Health Care Management and Economics, The MBA Program in Health Care Management, and the BS in Economics with a Concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.

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Submissions from 2017

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Antitrust Treatment of Nonprofits: Should Hospitals Receive Special Care?, Cory Capps, Dennis W. Carlton, and Guy David

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The Determinants and Implications of Firms' Workforce Composition: The Case of Home Health, Kunhee Kim

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Demand for Health Insurance: Evidence from the California and Washington ACA Marketplaces, Evan Saltzman

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Do Financial Incentives Reduce Intrinsic Motivation for Weight Loss? Evidence from Two Tests of Crowding Out, Aditi P Sen, David Huffman, George Loewenstein, David A. Asch, Jeffrey T. Kullgren, and Kevin G. Volpp

Submissions from 2016

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Do Schools Mater for High Math Achievement? Evidence from the American Mathematics Competitions, Glenn Ellison and Ashley Swanson

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Regulating Innovation with Uncertain Quality: Information, Risk, and Access in Medical Devices, Matthew Grennan and Robert J Town

Submissions from 2015

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Prescription Drug Use under Medicare Part D: A Linear Model of Nonlinear Budget Sets, Jason Abaluck, Jonathan Gruber, and Ashley Swanson

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King vs. Burwell Through the Lens of Economics, Nora Verlaine Becker and Ari B Friedman

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Pharmacy Benefit Management: Are Reporting Requirements Pro- or Anticompetitive?, Patricia M. Danzon

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Value-Based Differential Pricing: Efficient Prices for Drugs in a Global Context, Patricia. M. Danzon, Adrian Towse, and Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz

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Preference-Adaptive Randomization in Comparative Effectiveness Studies, Benjamin French, Dylan S. Small, Julie Novak, Kathryn Saulsgiver, Michael O. Harhay, David A. Asch, Kevin G. Volpp, and Scott D. Halpern

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No Place to Call Home — Policies to Reduce ED use in Medicaid, Ari B. Friedman

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Cloud-Trust - A Security Assessment Model for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds, Daniel Gonzales, Jeremy Kaplan, Evan Saltzman, Zev Winkelman, and Dulani Woods

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Randomized Trial of Four Financial-Incentive Programs for Smoking Cessation, Scott D. Halpern, Benjamin French, Dylan S. Small, Kathryn Saulsgiver, Michael O. Harhay, Janet Audrain-McGovern, George Loewenstein, Troyen A. Brennan, David A. Asch, and Kevin G. Volpp

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Behavioral Economics and Insurance: Principles and Solutions, Howard Kunreuther and Mark V. Pauly PhD

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Estimating Negative Likelihood Ratio Confidence When Test Sensitivity is 100%: A Bootstrapping Approach, Keith A. Merill, Yuchiao Chang, Kim F. Wong, and Ari B. Friedman

Submissions from 2014

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Insourcing Health Care Innovation, David A. Asch, Christian Terwiesch, Kevin B. Mahoney, and Roy Rosin

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India's Healthcare Industry: A System Perspective, Lawton R. Burns

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Do Hospitals Cross-Subsidize?, Guy David, Richard C. Lindrooth, Lorens A. Helmchen, and Lawton R. Burns

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Association between Participation in a Multiplayer Medical Home Intervention and Changes in Quality, Utilization, and Costs of Care, Mark W. Friedberg, Eric C. Schneider, Meredith B. Rosenthal, Kevin G. Volpp, and Rachel M Werner

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Economic Incentives and use of the Intensive Care Unit, Ari B Friedman

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Preparing for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data, Ari B. Friedman

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Relative Value Health Insurance and pay for Performance for Insurers: Complements, not Substitutes, Ari B. Friedman and Siyabonga Ndwandwe

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Bargaining Ability and Competitive Advantage: Empirical Evidence from Medical Devices, Matthew Grennan

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Managing Customization in Health Care: A Framework Derived from the Services Sector Literature, Etienne Minvielle, Mathias Waelli, Claude Sicotte, and John R. Kimberly

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Survival and Functional Outcomes After Hip Fracture Among Nursing Home Residents, Mark D. Neuman, Jeffrey H. Silber, Jay S. Magaziner, Molly A. Passarella, Samir Mehta, and Rachel M Werner

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Association of the 2011 ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reforms with Mortality and Readmissions among Hospitalized Medicare Patients, Mitesh S. Patel, Kevin G. Volpp, Dylan S. Small, Alexander S. Hill, Orit Even-Shoshan, Lisa Rosenbaum, Richard N. Ross, Lisa Bellini, Jingsan Zhu, and Jeffrey H. Silber

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The Effect of Entry Regulation in the Health Care Sector: The Case of Home Health, Daniel Polsky, Guy David, Jianing Yang, Bruce Kinosian, and Rachel M. Werner

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Primary Care Access for new Patients on the eve of Health Care Reform, Karin V. Rhodes, Genevieve M. Kenney, Ari B. Friedman, Brendan Saloner, Charlotte C. Lawson, David Chearo, Douglas Wissoker, and Daniel Polsky

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Commitment Devices to Improve Unhealthy Behaviors—Reply, Todd Rogers, Katherine L. Milkman, and Kevin G. Volpp

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Commitment Devices: Using Initiatives to Change Behavior, Todd Rogers, Katherine L. Milkman, and Kevin G. Volpp

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Primary Care Appointment Availability and Preventive Care Utilization: Evidence From an Audit Study, Brendan Saloner, Daniel Polsky, Ari B. Friedman, and Karin V. Rhodes

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Reward-Based Incentives for Smoking Cessation: How a Carrot Became a Stick, Kevin G. Volpp and Robert Galvin

Submissions from 2013

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ED, Heal Thyself, Nora Verlaine Becker and Ari B. Friedman

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Has the Shift to Managed Care Reduced Medicaid Expenditures? Evidence From State and Local-Level Mandates, Mark Duggan and Tamara Hayford

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Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes, Ari B. Friedman

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Want More Value From Prescription Drugs? We Need to Let Prices Rise and Fall, Dana. P. Goldman, Adam Leive, and Darius Lakdawalla

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Plan Selection in Medicare Part D: Evidence From Administrative Data, Florian Heiss, Adam Leive, Daniel McFadden, and Joachim Winter

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Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Function, and the Elderly Obese Surgical Patient: A Matched Case-Control Study, Rachel R. Kelz, Caroline E. Reinke, José R. Zubizarreta, Min Wang, Philip A. Saynisch, Orit Even-Shoshan, Peter P. Reese, Lee A. Fleisher, and Jeffrey H. Silber

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Information and Quality When Motivation Is Intrinsic: Evidence From Surgeon Report Cards, Jonathan T. Kolstad

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The Impact of Health Information Technology on Hospital Productivity, Jinhyung Lee, Jeffrey S. McCullough, and Robert J Town

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Consumers' Misunderstanding of Health Insurance., George Loewenstein, Joelle Y Friedman, Barbara McGill, Sarah Ahmad, Suzanne Linck, Stacey Sinkula, John Beshears, James J Choi, Jonathan Kolstad, David Laibson, Brigitte C Madrian, John A List, and Kevin. G. Volpp

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Price Discrimination and Bargaining: Empirical Evidence From Medical Devices, Grennan. Matthew

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The Unanticipated Consequences of Postponing The Employer Mandate, Mark. V. Pauly and Adam. A. Leive

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Social Impact Bonds in Nonprofit Health Care: New Product or New Package?, Mark V. Pauly and Ashley Swanson

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Physician Referral and the Potential for ACOs in Philadelphia, Aditi P Sen, Lawton R. Burns, Michael Dandorph, and Suzanne Sawyer

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Characteristics Associated with Differences in Survival among Black and White Women with Breast Cancer, Jeffrey H. Silber, Paul R. Rosenbaum, Amy S. Clark, Bruce J. Giantonio, Richard N. Ross, Yun Teng, Min Wang, Bijan A. Niknam, Justin M. Ludwig, Wei Wang, Orit Even-Shoshan, and Kevin R. Fox

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Physician Investment in Hospitals: Specialization, Incentives, and the Quality of Cardiac Care, Ashley Swanson

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An Observational Study of Nurse Staffing Ratios and Hospital Readmission among Children Admitted for Common Conditions, Heather L. Tubbs-Cooley, Jeannie P. Cimiotti, Jeffrey H. Silber, Douglas M. Sloane, and Linda H. Aiken

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Teaching Hospital Five-Year Mortality Trends in the Wake of Duty Hour Reforms, Kevin. G. Volpp, Dylan. S. Small, Patrick S. Romano, Kamal MF Itani, Amy K. Rosen, Orit Even-Shoshan, Yanli Wang, Lisa Bellini, Michael J. Halenar, Jingsan Zhu, and Jeffrey H. Silber

Submissions from 2012

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Automated Hovering in Health Care — Watching Over the 5000 Hours, David A. Asch, Ralph W. Muller, and Kevin G. Volpp

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What Business are We In? The Emergence of Health as the Business of Health Care, David A. Asch and Kevin G. Volpp

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Transparency through Insurance: Mandates Dominate Discretion, Tom Baker

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The Effect of Shift Structure on Performance, Tanguy Brachet, Guy David, and Andrea Michelle Drechsler

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Pharmaceutical Strategy and the Evolving Role of Merger and Acquisition, Lawton R. Burns, Sean Nicholson, and Joanna P. Wolkowski

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Paying a Premium on Your Premium? Consolidation in the US Health Insurance Industry, Leemore Dafny, Mark Duggan, and Subramaniam Ramanarayanan

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Affording to Wait: Medicare Initiation and the Use of Health Care, Guy David, Victoria Acevedo-Perez, Phil Saynisch, and Mark D. Neuman

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Empirical Evidence on the Value of Pharmaceuticals, Mark Duggan and Craig Garthwaite

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Understanding the Individual Mandate's SCOTUS Pivot Points, Ari B. Friedman and Nora Verlaine Becker

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Health Reform, Health Insurance, and Selection: Estimating Selection Into Health Insurance Using the Massachusetts Health Reform, Martin B. Hackmann, Jonathan T. Kolstad, and Amanda E. Kowalski

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Cost of Capital for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Device Firms, Scott E. Harrington

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Macroeconomic Fluctuations and Poverty, Philip N. Jefferson and Kunhee Kim

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The Impact of Health Care Reform on Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence From Massachusetts, Jonathan T. Kolstad and Amanda E. Kowalski

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Incentives in Health: Different Prescriptions for Physicians and Patients, George Loewenstein, Kevin G. Volpp, and David A. Asch

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Health Employment, Medical Spending, and Long-Term Health Reform, Mark V. Pauly and Anand Saxena

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Obesity and Readmission in Elderly Surgical Patients, Caroline E. Reinke, Rachel R. Kelz, José R. Zubizarreta, Lanyu Mi, Philip Saynisch, Fabienne A. Kyle, Orit Even-Shoshan, Lee A. Fleisher, and Jeffrey H. Silber

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Medical and Financial Risks Associated with Surgery in the Elderly Obese, Jeffrey H. Silber, Paul R. Rosenbaum, Rachel R. Kelz, Caroline E. Reinke, Mark D. Neuman, Richard N. Ross, Orit Even-Shoshan, Guy David, Philip A. Saynisch, Fabienne A. Kyle, Dale W. Bratzler, and Lee A. Fleisher

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The Sustainability of New Programs and Innovations: A Review of the Empirical Literature and Recommendations for Future Research, Shannon W. Stirman, John R. Kimberly, Natasha Cook, Amber Calloway, Frank Castro, and Martin Charns

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Assessing Value in Health Care Programs, Kevin G. Volpp, George Loewenstein, and David A. Asch

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Optimal Matching with Minimal Deviation from Fine Balance in a Study of Obesity and Surgical Outcomes, Dan Yang, Dylan S. Small, Jeffrey H. Silber, and Paul R. Rosenbaum

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Contrasting Evidence Within and Between Institutions that Provide Treatment in an Observational Study of Alternate Forms of Anesthesia, José R. Zubizarreta, Mark Neuman, Jeffrey H. Silber, and Paul R. Rosenbaum

Submissions from 2011

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Racial Differences in Surgeons and Hospitals for Endometrial Cancer Treatment, Katrina Armstrong, Thomas C. Randall, Daniel Polsky, Elizabeth Moye, and Jeffrey H. Silber

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Battle Scars? The Puzzling Decline in Employment and Rise in Disability Receipt Among Vietnam Era Veterans, David H. Autor, Mark Duggan, and David S. Lyle

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Strategic Response by providers to specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and retail clinics., Lawton. R. Burns, Guy David, and Lorens. A. Helmchen

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Vaccine Supply: Effects of Regulation and Competition, Patricia. M. Danzon and Nuno S. Pereira

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On the Determinants of Organizational Forgetting, Guy David and Tanguy Brachet

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Side Effects of Competition: The Role of Advertising and Promotion in Pharmaceutical Markets, Guy David and Sara Markowitz

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Side Effects of Competition: The Role of Advertising and Promotion in Pharmaceutical Markets, Guy David and Sara Markowitz

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Physician Division of Labor and Patient Selection for Outpatient Procedures, Guy David and Mark. D. Neuman

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The Short-Term and Localized Effect of Gun Shows: Evidence from California and Texas, Mark Duggan, Randi Hjalmarsson, and Brian. A. Jacob

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The Medium-Term Impact of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices, Mark Duggan and Fiona S. Morton

Insurer Incentives to Improve Health, Ari B. Friedman

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The Impact of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program on Patient Choice, Gautam Gowrisankaran, Claudio Lucarelli, Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, and Robert J Town

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Managed Care, Drug Benefits and Mortality: An Analysis of the Elderly, Gautam Gowrisankaran, Robert J Town, and Eric Barrette

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Assessment of Surfactant Use in Preterm Infants as a Marker of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Quality, Heather C. Kaplan, Scott A. Lorch, Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Mary E. Putt, and Jeffrey H. Silber

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Preparing Leaders in Public Health for Success in a Flatter, More Distributed and Collaborative World, John R. Kimberly

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Insurance and the Demand for Medical Care, Mark V. Pauly PhD

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Medical Spending Reform and the Fiscal Future of the United States, Mark V. Pauly

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Estimating Anesthesia Time Using the Medicare Claim: A Validation Study, Jeffrey H. Silber, Paul R. Rosenbaum, Orit Even-Shoshan, Lanyu Mi, Fabienne A. Kyle, Yun Teng, Dale W. Bratzler, and Lee A. Fleisher

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Matching for Several Sparse Nominal Variables in a Case-Control Study of Readmission Following Surgery., José R. Zubizarreta, Caroline E. Reinke, Rachel R. Kelz, Jeffrey H. Silber, and Paul R. Rosenbaum

Submissions from 2010

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Input Constraints and the Efficiency of Entry: Lessons From Cardiac Surgery, David M. Cutler, Robert S. Huckman, and Jonathan T. Kolstad

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The Effects of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Promotion on Adverse Drug Events and Regulation, Guy David, Sara Markowitz, and Seth Richards-shubik

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Within-neighborhood Patterns and Sources of Particle Pollution: Mobile Monitoring and Geographic Information System Analysis in Four Communities in Accra, Ghana, Kathie L. Dionisio, Michael S. Rooney, Raphael E. Arku, Ari B. Friedman, Allison F. Hughes, Jose Vallarino, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, John D. Spengler, and Majid Ezzati

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Federal Policy and the Rise in Disability Enrollment: Evidence for the Veterans Affairs’ Disability Compensation Program, Mark Duggan

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The Economics, Opportunities, and Challenges of Health Insurance Exchanges, Mark Duggan and Robert Kocher

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The Effect of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization, Mark Duggan and Fiona S. morton

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The Gender Gap in Secondary School Mathematics at High Achievement Levels: Evidence from the American Mathematics Competitions, Glenn Ellison and Ashley Swanson

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Delivering Health, Ari B Friedman

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Antipsychotic Adherence, Switching, and Health Care Service Utilization Among Medicaid Recipients With Schizophrenia, Douglas L. Noordsy, Glenn A. Phillips, Daniel E. Ball, and Walter T. Linde-Zwirble

Submissions from 2009

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The Effects of Tort Reform on Medical Malpractice Insurers' Ultimate Losses, Patricia Born, W. Kip Viscusi, and Tom Baker