David Culter, PhD, has written a Commentary in the JAMA Forum that explains why the health care field may not weather a COVID-19 recession as well as it has survived previous economic crises. He also cautions that the economy in general will be impacted if people are hesitant to be exposed to risk, regardless of what restrictions may or may not be in place.
Faculty member David Cutler, PhD, has published a policy proposal that puts forth several reforms to the U.S. health-care system that target lowering administrative costs, which account for one-quarter to one-third of total health-care spending.
Part of the answer may depend on where you live (industrial vs. agricultural economy). The findings of recent work by Harvard Pop Center faculty member and health economist David Cutler and his colleagues is cited in this New York Times article. He also comments on how opioids may be influencing the impact that the economy has on our health. Photo: United Nations Photo on Flickr
Harvard Pop Center faculty member David Cutler, PhD, outlines three likely approaches—cutting prices, charging people more, and bundled payments—that policy makers may need to take to tackle the trend in rising medical costs experienced over the last three years in this JAMA Forum.
The Harvard Gazette sat down with Harvard Pop Center faculty member David Cutler, PhD, an expert on the economics of health care, in this Q&A. Photo: Harvard Gazette
Harvard Pop Center faculty member David Cutler, PhD, is an author on an NBER working paper that reports that we are not only living longer, but are spending more time free from disability. The findings of the study are covered in this Harvard Gazette piece, and on MedicalXpress. Photo: Daviddje on Flickr
David Cutler’s article “From the Affordable Care Act to Affordable Care,” was recently published as a “Viewpoint” feature in JAMA. Cutler argued that future health policies must focus on slowing the increase in health costs and on improving the practice environment for physicians.
Timing is everything. A study by David Cutler confirms that graduates who enter the labor market during bad economic times experience lower income, lower life satisfaction, greater obesity, more smoking and drinking later in life. The study also noted that education plays a protective role for these outcomes, as educated individuals, even when entering the market at times of high unemployment, have a much lower incidence of these outcomes than their…
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member David Cutler is referenced in this article in New Republic on some recently released statistics on healthcare spending, indicating that the healthcare system may be becoming more efficient and services more widely utilized.
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member David Cutler spoke about his book The Quality Cure: How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending Too on healthinsurance.org’s Curbside Consult.