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Hospital Choice in Japan

September 1995

We use newly released data on Japanese hospitals to explore patients’ perceptions of hospital quality, the implications of these assessments for the structure of demand for hospital care, and the...

Medical Ivory Towers and the High Cost of Health Care: A Comparison of Teaching Hospitals in the United States and Japan

January 1993

Surgical Volumes and Operating Room Efficiency in Stanford University and Tokyo University Hospitals

January 1996

One of the most persistent and important questions in international comparisons of health systems pertains to the wide divergence in costs between countries.

Elective and Isolated Carotid Endarterectomy: Health Disparities in Utilization and Outcomes, but not Readmission

May 2007

Background: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been shown to decrease future ischemic stroke risk in selected patients.

Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice

December 1998

In this classic book, Professor Victor Fuchs draws on his deep understanding of the strengths and limitations of economics and his intimate knowledge of health care institutions to help readers...

Inpatient treatment of diabetic patients in Asia: evidence from India, China, Thailand and Malaysia

October 2009

Aims The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) has grown rapidly, but little is known about the drivers of inpatient spending in low- and middle-income countries.

Problems in Gaining Access to Hospital Information

July 1991

If a person were faced with a medical problem requiring a risky operation, it would be natural, even prudent, for that person to want to know the comparative experience with the procedure (as shown...

Comparing Hospital Quality at For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Hospitals

December 2000

In recent years, the hospital industry has been undergoing massive change and reorganization with technological innovations and the spread of managed care.

Effects of Health Care 'Report Cards' on Health Care Providers, The

December 1999

Health care report cards - public disclosure of patient health outcomes at the level of the individual physician and/or hospital - may address important informational asymmetries in markets for...

Variation among Hospitals in Coronary Angiography Practices and Outcomes after Myocardial Infarction in a Large Health Maintenance Organization

December 1996

Digging into the Effects of Managed Care on Health Care Delivery: Comments on the Papers by Feldman and Scharfstein and Meltzer, Hiltz, and Bates

December 2000

In recent years, the hospital industry has been undergoing massive change and reorganization with technological innovations and the spread of managed care.

Utilization and Outcomes of the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: 1987-1995

September 2002

Introduced into clinical use in 1980, the ICD has become smaller and simpler to implant, while providing better methods to detect and treat sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias (rapid, irregular...

Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Diverse Populations in California

September 2002

The use of coronary angiography and revascularization is lower than expected among black patients.

Mortality in Low Birth Weight Infants According to Level of Neonatal Care at Hospital of Birth

May 2002

OBJECTIVE: In 1976, the Committee on Perinatal Health recommended that hospitals with no neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or intermediate NICUs transfer high-risk mothers and infants that weigh...

Trends in Hospital Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias among Medicare Beneficiaries, 1985-1995

September 2002

Survival of patients who sustain a ventricular arrhythmia is poor but slowly improving due to in-hospital use of medications and ICDs.

Technological Change in Health Care: A Global Analysis of Heart Attack

October 2002

Evidence from the United States suggests that technological change is a key factor in understanding both medical expenditure growth and recent dramatic improvements in the health of people with...

Autopsy as an Outcome and Performance Measure

October 2002

An extensive literature documents a high prevalence of errors in clinical diagnosis discovered at autopsy. Multiple studies have suggested no significant decrease in these errors over time.

National Profile of Patient Safety in U.S. Hospitals Based on Administrative Data, A

March 2003

Measures based on routinely collected data would be useful to examine the epidemiology of patient safety.

Cost of positron emission tomography in six United States Veterans Affairs hospitals and two academic medical centers, The

August 2003

OBJECTIVE: Positron emission tomography (PET) is a high-cost imaging tool primarily used in oncology, cardiology, and neuropsychiatry.

Culture of Safety in California Hospitals, The

April 2003

Objective: To understand fundamental attitudes towards patient safety culture and ways in which attitudes vary by hospital, job class, and clinical status.

Differences in Safety Climate between Hospital Personnel and Naval Aviators

July 2003

We compared results of safety climate survey questions from health care respondents with those from naval aviation, a high-reliability organization.

Within-Year Variation in Hospital Utilization and Its Implications for Hospital Costs

January 2004

Variability in demand for hospital services may have important effects on hospital costs, but this has been difficult to examine because data on within-year variations in hospital use have not been...


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Bonica Pic Adam Bonica Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL Associate Professor, Political Science
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