Health Economics Research

The Pay for Performance (Value Based Purchasing) research area in the department has its own separate website with more details of some of the initiatives in that area:

Some other recent research publications of note include:

Shwartz, Michael, Amy K. Rosen, and James F. Burgess, Jr. “Can Composite Measures Provide a Different Perspective on Provider Performance Than Individual Measures?.” Medical Care (2015), posted ahead of print.

Ryan, Andrew, James F. Burgess, Jr., Justin Dimick, William B. Borden, and Michael Pesko.  “The early effects of Medicare’s mandatory hospital pay-for-performance program.” Health Services Research (2015), Feb; 50(1):81-97.

Shwartz, Michael, Erol A. Peköz, James F. Burgess Jr, Cindy L. Christiansen, Amy K.   Rosen, and Dan Berlowitz. “A Probability Metric for Identifying High-Performing Facilities: An Application for Pay-for-Performance Programs.” Medical Care 2014 Dec; 52(12):1030-6.

Burgess, James F., Jr., Jason M Hockenberry, “Can all cause readmission policy improve quality or lower expenditures? A historical perspective on current initiatives”, Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2014 Apr; 9(2):193-213.\

Justin K. Benzer, Gary J. Young, James F. Burgess Jr., Errol Baker, David C. Mohr, Martin P. Charns, Peter J. Kaboli, “Sustainability of Quality Improvement Following Removal of Pay-for-Performance Incentives”, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 2014 Jan; 29(1):127-32.

Anthony C Waddimba, James F. Burgess Jr., Gary J Young, Howard B Beckman, Mark Meterko, “Motivators and Hygiene Factors Among Physicians Responding to Explicit Incentives to Improve the Value of Care”, Quality Management in Health Care 2013; 22(4):285-301.

Hockenberry, Jason M., Burgess JF, Peter J. Kaboli. Should hospital readmissions be reduced through payment penalties: a response to Dr Pizer. Med Care. 2013 Jan; 51(1):23-4.

Hockenberry, Jason M., James F. Burgess Jr., Justin Glasgow, Mary Vaughan-Sarrazin, and Peter J. Kaboli, “Cost of Readmission: Can the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Experience Inform National Payment Policy?”, Medical Care. 51(1): 13-19, January 2013.

Shwartz M, Pekoz EA, Christiansen CL, James F. Burgess, Jr., Berlowitz D. Shrinkage estimators for a composite measure of quality conceptualized as a formative construct. Health Serv Res. 2013 Feb; 48(1):271-89.

Ryan A, James F. Burgess, Jr., Strawderman R, Dimick J. What is the best way to estimate hospital quality outcomes? A simulation approach. Health Serv Res. 2012 Aug; 47(4):1699-718.

Burgess, James F., Jr., “Innovation and efficiency in health care: does anyone really know what they mean?” Health Systems, 2012, May; 1(1): 7-12.

Shwartz, Michael, James F. Burgess, Jr., and Dan Berlowitz, “Benefit-of-the-Doubt Approaches for Calculating a Composite Measure of Quality,” Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 9:4, 234-251 (2009).

Burgess, James F., Jr. and Andrew Street, “Measuring Organisational Performance,” in Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, eds. Peter C. Smith and Sherry A. Glied, Oxford University Press, Oxford, forthcoming, 2009.

Burgess, James F., Jr., “Measuring Hospital Services,” in Evaluating Hospital Policy and Performance: Contributions from Hospital Policy and Productivity Research, eds. Jos L. T. Blank and Vivian Valdmanis, Elsevier, Burlington, MA, 2007.

Carey, Kathleen, James F. Burgess, Jr., and Gary J. Young, “Specialty and Full-Service Hospitals: A Comparative Cost Analysis,” Health Services Research, 43: 1869-1887, (2008).
Burgess, James F. Jr. “Productivity Analysis in Health Care,” in The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, ed. Andrew M. Jones, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2006.

Yaisawarng, Suthathip and James F. Burgess Jr. “Performance-Based Budgeting in the Public Sector:  An Illustration from the VA Health Care System,” Health Economics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 295-310 (2006).

Burgess, James F. Jr., Kathleen Carey, and Gary J. Young. “The Effect of Collaborative Network Arrangements on Hospital Pricing Behavior,” Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 24, No. 2, 391-405 (2005).

Frakt, Austin B, Pizer, Steve D, and Hendricks, Ann M, “Controlling Prescription Drug Costs: Regulation and The Role of Interest Groups in Medicare and The Veterans Health Administration,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 33(6) (December 2008).

Pizer, Steve D, Frakt, Austin B, and Feldman, Roger, “Predicting Risk Selection Following Major Changes in Medicare,” Health Economics, 17(4) (April 2008).

Frakt, Austin B and Pizer, Steve D, “Attribute Substitution in Early Enrollment Decisions into Medicare Prescription Drug Plans,” Health Economics, 17(4) (April 2008).

Boden, Les I, M Galizzi. Income Losses of Women and Men Injured At Work. J Human Resources 38(3):722-757. 2003.