Health care institutions

Scholarly Publications

Learning on the Job: Evidence from Physicians in Training

March 2018

Abstract: Learning on the job creates a tradeoff in team decisions: Workers with less knowledge have less to contribute to team decisions, but experiential learning may require that trainees also...

Industry Input in Policymaking: Evidence from Medicare

February 2018

Abstract: In setting prices for physician services, Medicare solicits input from a committee that evaluates proposals from industry.

The Evolving Story of Overlapping Surgery

June 2017

In December 2015, a Boston Globe investigation of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) sparked investigations into concurrent and overlapping surgery.

Other Publications

Beyond the Public Plan: Pathway to Control Costs & Transform the Delivery System

July 2009

The current focus of the health reform debate is rightfully beginning to shift to the need to transform the delivery system to contain the long run growth in costs.

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, fall 2006 issue

October 2006

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter, which covers news from the summer 2006 quarter, includes articles about: research by CHP/PCOR investigators that influenced the Centers for Disease...

CHP/PCOR Quarterly Update, spring 2006 issue

April 2006

This issue of CHP/PCOR's quarterly newsletter, which covers news from the winter 2006 quarter, includes articles about: a comprehensive review of worldwide anthrax cases from 1900 to 2005,...

News

Rhode Island adopts regulations to slow health-care costs — and they appear to work

February 2019

As the price of health care in the United States continues to accelerate — to the consternation of both patients and providers — it’s refreshing to find one state pilot project that appears to...

It's a win-win: Hospitals should apologize for mistakes

November 2018

Research by Stanford Health Policy’s Michelle Mello looks at what happens when a group of hospitals started systematically acknowledging adverse outcomes in care by  apologizing and proactively...

Hospitals should consider underused resource to cut costs and promote value-based care

July 2018

There is a wealth of data that could help hospitals cut costs while still providing high-quality service for patients, if physicians were willing to join forces with administrators to truly...

Events

RIP: Changes in Clinical Practice Among Physicians with Legal Problems with David Studdert

April 3, 2018

Changes in Clinical Practice Among Physicians with Legal ProblemsDavid Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH with Co-Authors Michelle Mello, PhD, JD & Matthew Spittal, PhDRecent evidence indicates that a...

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Oddvar Kaarboe Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR