Health Care Economics and Organizations; Health Care Quality, Access, and Evaluation
Public Health Interests
Health Care Quality; Health Care Financing
Professor Epstein is a health care economist with a primary research focus on physician behavior and quality improvement, and a broader interest in the industrial organization of the health care sector. He has recently studied responses to cardiac surgery mortality report cards, the association between provider procedure volume and patient outcomes, determinants of C-section use, and the determinants of launch order and pricing of new drugs in interconnected markets. His research combines innovative uses of secondary databases with sophisticated econometric modeling techniques to address emerging health care issues.
- Epstein AJ, Nicholson S. The formation and evolution of physician treatment styles: an application to cesarean sections. Journal of Health Economics, in press.
- Asch DA, Nicholson SS, Srinivas S, Herrin J, Epstein AJ. Evaluating obstetrical residency programs using patient outcomes. JAMA, in press.
- Park CY, Lee MA, Epstein AJ. Variation in emergency department wait times for children by race/ethnicity and payment source. Health Services Research, in press.
- Ketcham JD, Epstein AJ. Medicaid preferred drug lists’ costs to physicians. Medical Care, 2008, 46(1):9-16.
- Epstein, A.J. Do Cardiac Surgery Report Cards Reduce Mortality? Assessing the Evidence. Medical Care Research and Review, 63(4): 403-426, 2006.
- Epstein, A.J., Rathore, S.S., Krumholz, H.M., and Volpp, K.G.M. Volume-based Referral for Cardiovascular Procedures in the United States: A Cross-sectional Regression Analysis. BMC Health Services Research 5: 42, 2005.