BiographyKathleen Carey has published extensively on hospitals and on the effects of organizational structure on provider performance, with particular interest in the determinants of hospital and other health care costs. She has developed new methods of hospital cost analysis and has adapted state-of-the-art econometric models to the study of hospital cost functions. She has applied these in numerous ways, including study of the effects of patient lengths of hospitalization and hospital size on costs, as well as measurement of the hospital cost/quality trade-off. She has authored a number of studies that investigate the effects of organizational change in the hospital industry on competition and cost efficiency. She is currently conducting an AHRQ study that investigates the relationship between hospital length of stay and costly readmission. Dr. Carey is on the Editorial Board of Medical Care Research and Review.
- Boston University, PhD
- Harvard University, MAT
- LeMoyne College, BS
- Published on 2/1/2016
Mitchell JM, Carey K. A Comparison of Ambulatory Surgery Center Production Costs and Medicare Payments: Evidence on Colonoscopy and Endoscopy. Med Care. 2016 Feb; 54(2):126-32. PMID: 26595226.
- Published on 10/1/2015
Carey K. Price Increases Were Much Lower In Ambulatory Surgery Centers Than Hospital Outpatient Departments In 2007-12. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Oct; 34(10):1738-44. PMID: 26438751.
- Published on 6/1/2015
Carey K, Lin MY. Readmissions To New York Hospitals Fell For Three Target Conditions From 2008 To 2012, Consistent With Medicare Goals. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jun; 34(6):978-85. PMID: 26056203.
- Published on 1/10/2015
Carey K, Stefos T. The cost of hospital readmissions: evidence from the VA. Health Care Manag Sci. 2016 Sep; 19(3):241-8. PMID: 25576391.
- Published on 1/1/2015
Dor A, Encinosa WE, Carey K. Medicare's Hospital Compare quality reports appear to have slowed price increases for two major procedures. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jan; 34(1):71-7. PMID: 25561646.
- Published on 5/7/2014
Carey K. Measuring the hospital length of stay/readmission cost trade-off under a bundled payment mechanism. Health Econ. 2015 Jul; 24(7):790-802. PMID: 24803387.
- Published on 10/16/2013
Carey K, Lin MY. Hospital length of stay and readmission: an early investigation. Med Care Res Rev. 2014 Feb; 71(1):99-111. PMID: 24132581.
- Published on 9/1/2012
Carey K, Kazis LE, Lee AF, Liang MH, Li NC, Hinson MI, Lydon MK, Bauk H, Shapiro GD, Tompkins RG. Measuring the cost of care for children with acute burn injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep; 73(3 Suppl 2):S229-33. PMID: 22929551.
- Published on 6/5/2011
Lin MT, Burgess JF, Carey K. The association between serious psychological distress and emergency department utilization among young adults in the USA. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2012 Jun; 47(6):939-47. PMID: 21643936.
- Published on 5/2/2011
Carey K, Stefos T. Excess costs attributable to postoperative complications. Med Care Res Rev. 2011 Aug; 68(4):490-503. PMID: 21536599.
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