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David M. Cutler

TitleProfessor in the Department of Global Health and Population
InstitutionHarvard School of Public Health
DepartmentGlobal Health + Population
AddressHarvard, FAS Department of Economics
Littauer Building
1805 Cambridge St
Cambridge MA 02138
Phone6174965216

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  1. Clarke JL, Miff S, Clarke JL, Miff S, Cutler D, Udow-Phillips M, Wolterman D, Rosenthal M, McGonigal J, Gelinas LS, Demotte C, Hatlie MJ, Collier S, Hicks D, Doty J, Goeschel C, Rosen M, Weaver SJ, Johnson A, Welch R, Nass PL, McGonigal K. Navigating to excellence: solutions driving exceptional results. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Jan-Feb; 29(1 Suppl):3S-18S.
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  2. Pandya A, Weinstein MC, Salomon JA, Cutler D, Gaziano TA. Who needs laboratories and who needs statins?: comparative and cost-effectiveness analyses of non-laboratory-based, laboratory-based, and staged primary cardiovascular disease screening guidelines. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 Jan 1; 7(1):25-32.
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  3. Blumenthal D, Stremikis K, Cutler D. Health care spending - a giant slain or sleeping? N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 26; 369(26):2551-7.
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  4. Chalkley M, Cutler D, Frank RG, Lleras-Muney A, Rice N, Siciliani L, Street AD. In recognition of Anthony J. Culyer. J Health Econ. 2013 Dec; 32(6):A1.
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  5. Cutler DM, Scott Morton F. Hospitals, market share, and consolidation. JAMA. 2013 Nov 13; 310(18):1964-70.
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  6. Ruhnke GW, Coca Perraillon M, Cutler DM. The reply. Am J Med. 2013 Nov; 126(11):e25.
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  7. Pandya A, Gaziano TA, Weinstein MC, Cutler D. More americans living longer with cardiovascular disease will increase costs while lowering quality of life. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Oct; 32(10):1706-14.
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  8. Goldman DP, Cutler D, Rowe JW, Michaud PC, Sullivan J, Peneva D, Olshansky SJ. Substantial health and economic returns from delayed aging may warrant a new focus for medical research. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Oct; 32(10):1698-705.
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  9. Stewart ST, Cutler DM, Rosen AB. US Trends in Quality-Adjusted Life Expectancy From 1987 to 2008: Combining National Surveys to More Broadly Track the Health of the Nation. Am J Public Health. 2013 Nov; 103(11):e78-87.
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  10. Cutler DM. Efficiencies, jobs, and staying the course. Interview by John Marcille. Manag Care. 2013 Aug; 22(8):35-8.
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  11. Alsan MM, Cutler DM. Girls' education and HIV risk: Evidence from Uganda. J Health Econ. 2013 Sep; 32(5):863-72.
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  12. Taksler GB, Cutler DM, Giovannucci E, Smith MR, Keating NL. Ultraviolet index and racial differences in prostate cancer incidence and mortality. Cancer. 2013 Sep 1; 119(17):3195-203.
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  13. Cutler DM, Sahni NR. If slow rate of health care spending growth persists, projections may be off by $770 billion. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 May; 32(5):841-50.
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  14. Rosen AB, Aizcorbe A, Ryu AJ, Nestoriak N, Cutler DM, Chernew ME. Policy makers will need a way to update bundled payments that reflects highly skewed spending growth of various care episodes. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 May; 32(5):944-51.
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  15. Ruhnke GW, Coca Perraillon M, Cutler DM. Mortality Reduction among Pneumonia Patients Still Substantial despite the Impact of Coding Changes. Am J Med. 2013 Mar; 126(3):266-9.
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  16. Cutler D, Wikler E, Basch P. Reducing administrative costs and improving the health care system. N Engl J Med. 2012 Nov 15; 367(20):1875-8.
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  17. Song Z, Cutler DM, Chernew ME. Potential consequences of reforming Medicare into a competitive bidding system. JAMA. 2012 Aug 1; 308(5):459-60.
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  18. Emanuel E, Tanden N, Altman S, Armstrong S, Berwick D, de Brantes F, Calsyn M, Chernew M, Colmers J, Cutler D, Daschle T, Egerman P, Kocher B, Milstein A, Oshima Lee E, Podesta JD, Reinhardt U, Rosenthal M, Sharfstein J, Shortell S, Stern A, Orszag PR, Spiro T. A systemic approach to containing health care spending. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 6; 367(10):949-54.
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  19. Cutler DM, Gruber J. The Affordable Care Act is constitutional. Ann Intern Med. 2012 May 1; 156(9):660-1.
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  20. Cutler DM, Ghosh K. The potential for cost savings through bundled episode payments. N Engl J Med. 2012 Mar 22; 366(12):1075-7.
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  21. Taksler GB, Keating NL, Cutler DM. Explaining racial differences in prostate cancer mortality. Cancer. 2012 Sep 1; 118(17):4280-9.
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  22. Cutler DM, Lange F, Meara E, Richards-Shubik S, Ruhm CJ. Rising educational gradients in mortality: the role of behavioral risk factors. J Health Econ. 2011 Dec; 30(6):1174-87.
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  23. Rosenthal MB, Cutler DM, Feder J. The ACO rules--striking the balance between participation and transformative potential. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jul 28; 365(4):e6.
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  24. Conti R, Busch AB, Cutler DM. Overuse of antidepressants in a nationally representative adult patient population in 2005. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jul; 62(7):720-6.
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  25. Cutler D, Dafny L. Designing transparency systems for medical care prices. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 10; 364(10):894-5.
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  26. Ruhnke GW, Coca-Perraillon M, Kitch BT, Cutler DM. Marked reduction in 30-day mortality among elderly patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Am J Med. 2011 Feb; 124(2):171-178.e1.
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  27. Cutler DM, Ly DP. The (paper) work of medicine: understanding international medical costs. J Econ Perspect. 2011; 25(2):3-25.
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  28. Ruhnke GW, Coca-Perraillon M, Kitch BT, Cutler DM. Trends in mortality and medical spending in patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia: 1993-2005. Med Care. 2010 Dec; 48(12):1111-6.
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  29. Antos J, Bertko J, Chernew M, Cutler D, de Brantes F, Goldman D, Kocher B, McClellan M, McGlynn E, Pauly M, Shortell S. Bending the curve through health reform implementation. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Nov; 16(11):804-12.
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  30. Fang MC, Cutler DM, Rosen AB. Trends in thrombolytic use for ischemic stroke in the United States. J Hosp Med. 2010 Sep; 5(7):406-9.
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  31. Cutler D, Lincoln B, Zeckhauser R. Selection stories: understanding movement across health plans. J Health Econ. 2010 Dec; 29(6):821-38.
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  32. Cutler D. Analysis & commentary. How health care reform must bend the cost curve. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Jun; 29(6):1131-5.
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  33. Cutler DM, Davis K, Stremikis K. The impact of health reform on health system spending. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2010 May; 88:1-14.
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  34. Cutler DM, Everett W. Thinking outside the pillbox--medication adherence as a priority for health care reform. N Engl J Med. 2010 Apr 29; 362(17):1553-5.
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  35. Chan DC, Shrank WH, Cutler D, Jan S, Fischer MA, Liu J, Avorn J, Solomon D, Brookhart MA, Choudhry NK. Patient, physician, and payment predictors of statin adherence. Med Care. 2010 Mar; 48(3):196-202.
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  36. Baicker K, Cutler D, Song Z. Workplace wellness programs can generate savings. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Feb; 29(2):304-11.
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  37. Cutler DM, Ericson KM. Cost-effectiveness analysis in markets with high fixed costs. Pharmacoeconomics. 2010; 28(10):867-75.
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  38. Pozen A, Cutler DM. Medical spending differences in the United States and Canada: the role of prices, procedures, and administrative expenses. Inquiry. 2010; 47(2):124-34.
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  39. Ladapo JA, Jaffer FA, Hoffmann U, Thomson CC, Bamberg F, Dec W, Cutler DM, Weinstein MC, Gazelle GS. Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of coronary computed tomography angiography in the evaluation of patients with chest pain. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2009 Dec 15; 54(25):2409-22.
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  40. Stewart ST, Cutler DM, Rosen AB. Forecasting the effects of obesity and smoking on U.S. life expectancy. N Engl J Med. 2009 Dec 3; 361(23):2252-60.
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  41. Cutler DM, Davis K, Stremikis K. Why health reform will bend the cost curve. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2009 Dec; 72:1-16.
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  42. Cutler DM, Lleras-Muney A. Understanding differences in health behaviors by education. J Health Econ. 2010 Jan; 29(1):1-28.
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  43. Brauer CA, Coca-Perraillon M, Cutler DM, Rosen AB. Incidence and mortality of hip fractures in the United States. JAMA. 2009 Oct 14; 302(14):1573-9.
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  44. Ladapo JA, Horwitz JR, Weinstein MC, Gazelle GS, Cutler DM. Adoption and spread of new imaging technology: a case study. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Nov-Dec; 28(6):w1122-32.
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  45. Cutler DM. Will the cost curve bend, even without reform? N Engl J Med. 2009 Oct 8; 361(15):1424-5.
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  46. Antos J, Bertko J, Chernew M, Cutler D, Goldman D, McClellan M, McGlynn E, Pauly M, Schaeffer L, Shortell S. Bending the curve: effective steps to address long-term healthcare spending growth. Am J Manag Care. 2009 Oct; 15(10):676-80.
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  47. Goldman DP, Zheng Y, Girosi F, Michaud PC, Olshansky SJ, Cutler D, Rowe JW. The benefits of risk factor prevention in Americans aged 51 years and older. Am J Public Health. 2009 Nov; 99(11):2096-101.
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  48. Chernew ME, Hirth RA, Cutler DM. Increased spending on health care: long-term implications for the nation. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Sep-Oct; 28(5):1253-5.
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  49. Cutler DM. The next wave of corporate medicine--how we all might benefit. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 6; 361(6):549-51.
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  50. Rosen AB, Cutler DM. Challenges in building disease-based national health accounts. Med Care. 2009 Jul; 47(7 Suppl 1):S7-13.
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  51. Cutler DM, Gelber AM. Changes in the incidence and duration of periods without insurance. N Engl J Med. 2009 Apr 23; 360(17):1740-8.
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  52. Aitken M, Berndt ER, Cutler DM. Prescription drug spending trends in the United States: looking beyond the turning point. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):w151-60.
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  53. Cutler DM, Wilensky GR. Health care in the next administration. N Engl J Med. 2008 Oct 9; 359(15):e17.
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  54. Stewart ST, Woodward RM, Rosen AB, Cutler DM. The impact of symptoms and impairments on overall health in US national health data. Med Care. 2008 Sep; 46(9):954-62.
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  55. Ladapo JA, Hoffmann U, Bamberg F, Nagurney JT, Cutler DM, Weinstein MC, Gazelle GS. Cost-effectiveness of coronary MDCT in the triage of patients with acute chest pain. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Aug; 191(2):455-63.
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  56. Langa KM, Larson EB, Karlawish JH, Cutler DM, Kabeto MU, Kim SY, Rosen AB. Trends in the prevalence and mortality of cognitive impairment in the United States: is there evidence of a compression of cognitive morbidity? Alzheimers Dement. 2008 Mar; 4(2):134-44.
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  57. Meara ER, Richards S, Cutler DM. The gap gets bigger: changes in mortality and life expectancy, by education, 1981-2000. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Mar-Apr; 27(2):350-60.
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  58. Bleich S, Cutler D, Murray C, Adams A. Why is the developed world obese? Annu Rev Public Health. 2008; 29:273-95.
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  59. Cutler DM. Are we finally winning the war on cancer? J Econ Perspect. 2008; 22(4):3-26.
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  60. Woodward RM, Brown ML, Stewart ST, Cronin KA, Cutler DM. The value of medical interventions for lung cancer in the elderly: results from SEER-CMHSF. Cancer. 2007 Dec 1; 110(11):2511-8.
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  61. Bleich SN, Cutler DM, Adams AS, Lozano R, Murray CJ. Impact of insurance and supply of health professionals on coverage of treatment for hypertension in Mexico: population based study. BMJ. 2007 Oct 27; 335(7625):875.
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  62. Cutler DM. The lifetime costs and benefits of medical technology. J Health Econ. 2007 Dec 1; 26(6):1081-100.
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  63. Cutler DM, Miller G, Norton DM. Evidence on early-life income and late-life health from America's Dust Bowl era. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Aug 14; 104(33):13244-9.
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  64. Cutler DM. The demise of the blockbuster? N Engl J Med. 2007 Mar 29; 356(13):1292-3.
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  65. Rosen AB, Cutler DM, Norton DM, Hu HM, Vijan S. The value of coronary heart disease care for the elderly: 1987-2002. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Jan-Feb; 26(1):111-23.
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  66. Cutler DM, Long G, Berndt ER, Royer J, Fournier AA, Sasser A, Cremieux P. The value of antihypertensive drugs: a perspective on medical innovation. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 Jan-Feb; 26(1):97-110.
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  67. Keenan PS, Cutler DM, Chernew M. The 'graying' of group health insurance. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Nov-Dec; 25(6):1497-506.
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  68. Cutler DM, Rosen AB, Vijan S. The value of medical spending in the United States, 1960-2000. N Engl J Med. 2006 Aug 31; 355(9):920-7.
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  69. Cutler DM. Making sense of medical technology. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Mar-Apr; 25(2):w48-50.
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  70. Cutler DM, Feldman NE, Horwitz JR. U.S. adoption of computerized physician order entry systems. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Nov-Dec; 24(6):1654-63.
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  71. Chernew M, Cutler DM, Keenan PS. Increasing health insurance costs and the decline in insurance coverage. Health Serv Res. 2005 Aug; 40(4):1021-39.
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  72. Rosen AB, Hamel MB, Weinstein MC, Cutler DM, Fendrick AM, Vijan S. Cost-effectiveness of full medicare coverage of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors for beneficiaries with diabetes. Ann Intern Med. 2005 Jul 19; 143(2):89-99.
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  73. Cutler D, Miller G. The role of public health improvements in health advances: the twentieth-century United States. Demography. 2005 Feb; 42(1):1-22.
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  74. Cutler DM. The potential for cost savings in Medicare's future. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005; 24 Suppl 2:W5R77-80.
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  75. Meara E, White C, Cutler DM. Trends in medical spending by age, 1963-2000. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):176-83.
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  76. Bhattacharya J, Cutler DM, Goldman DP, Hurd MD, Joyce GF, Lakdawalla DN, Panis CW, Shang B. Disability forecasts and future Medicare costs. Front Health Policy Res. 2004; 7:75-94.
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  77. Eggleston K, Grossman J, Cutler D. Productivity research and healthcare delivery innovation. Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2004; 3(3):133-41.
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  78. Cutler DM. Disability and the future of Medicare. N Engl J Med. 2003 Sep 11; 349(11):1084-5.
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  79. Chernew ME, Hirth RA, Cutler DM. Increased spending on health care: how much can the United States afford? Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 Jul-Aug; 22(4):15-25.
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  80. Cutler DM, Huckman RS. Technological development and medical productivity: the diffusion of angioplasty in New York state. J Health Econ. 2003 Mar; 22(2):187-217.
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  81. Altman D, Cutler D, Zeckhauser R. Enrollee mix, treatment intensity, and cost in competing indemnity and HMO plans. J Health Econ. 2003 Jan; 22(1):23-45.
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  82. Cutler DM, Gruber J, Hartman RS, Landrum MB, Newhouse JP, Rosenthal MB. The economic impacts of the tobacco settlement. J Policy Anal Manage. 2002; 21(1):1-19.
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  83. Cutler DM. The reduction in disability among the elderly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Jun 5; 98(12):6546-7.
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  84. Cutler DM. Walking the tightrope on Medicare reform. J Econ Perspect. 2000; 14(2):45-56.
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  85. Cutler DM, McClellan M, Newhouse JP. How does managed care do it? Rand J Econ. 2000; 31(3):526-48.
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  86. Cutler DM, Madrian BC. Labor market responses to rising health insurance costs: evidence on hours worked. Rand J Econ. 1998; 29(3):509-30.
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