Theses Doctoral

Essays on Health Economics

Chee, Christine Pal

This dissertation explores the behavior of health care providers and consumers, with a focus on understanding how changes in health policies affect the efficiency and quality of care of health care systems. Chapter 1 evaluates the impact of a change in Medicare reimbursements for nursing wages on hospital production decisions. Chapter 2 evaluates the impact of Medicare coverage policies on the utilization of cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography. Chapter 3 evaluates the impact of receiving treatment with antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS on the demand for substance use.


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Almond, Douglas V.
Ph.D., Columbia University
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May 3, 2012