Ciaran S. Phibbs
Health Economics Resource Center (152)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
795 Willow Road
Menlo Park, California 94025
Ciaran Phibbs is a health economist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Health Economics Resource Center, and a CHP/PCOR associate. His primary research interests are on how hospital competition interacts with costs, demand, and outcomes, and perinatal and neonatal care. His specific areas of focus of research projects has included: how hospital and patient characteristics affect demand for hospital services, defining hospital markets, hospital scale economies and capacity utilization, how NICU care effects neonatal mortality, and demand for VA services and veterans' choice between VA and non-VA services. He also works on cost and cost-effectiveness analyses for clinical trials conducted by the VA Cooperative Studies Program.