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Journal Articles by HSC Researchers in the Current Edition of Health Affairs

Journal Articles
March/April 2004
Health Affairs, Vol. 23, No. 2

The landmark Community Tracking Study (CTS) has for nine years put the functioning of U.S. health care markets under a high-powered microscope. It has conducted periodic interviews in sixty communities with 60,000 households and 12,000 physicians, and additional surveys of employers and insurers. The CTS zooms in on twelve representative markets with site visits every two years that have produced nearly 2,700 interviews with local health system leaders.

The March/April edition of the journal Health Affairs features seven articles written by HSC researchers that describe findings from the CTS. Below is a listing of the HSC articles.

"Are Market Forces Strong Enough to Deliver Efficient Health Care Systems? Confidence is Waning," Len Nichols, Paul Ginsburg, Robert Berenson, Jon Christianson and Robert Hurley.

"The Puzzling Popularity of the PPO," Robert Hurley, Bradley Strunk and Justin White.

"Financial Pressures Spur Physician Entrepreneuialism," Hoangmai Pham, Kelly Devers, Jessica May and Robert Berenson.

"Growth of Single-Specialty Medical Groups," Lawrence Casalino, Hoangmai Pham and Gloria Bazzoli.

"What is Driving Hospitals’ Patient-Safety Efforts?," Kelly Devers, Hoangmai Pham and Gigi Liu.

"Popular Medicaid Programs Do Battle With State Budget Pressures: Perspectives from Twelve States," John Hoadley, Peter Cunningham and Megan McHugh.

"Medicaid Managed Care: The Last Bastion of the HMO?," Debra Draper, Robert Hurley and Ashley Short.



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