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Amit Chandra, Ph.D.


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  1. Zaki MM, Jena AB, Chandra A. Supporting Value-Based Health Care - Aligning Financial and Legal Accountability. N Engl J Med. 2021 Sep 09; 385(11):965-967. PMID: 34478249.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Grischkan JA, Friedman AB, Chandra A. Financing of US Graduate Medical Education-Reply. JAMA. 2021 02 09; 325(6):586. PMID: 33560316.
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  3. Baicker K, Chandra A. What Values and Priorities Mean for Health Reform. N Engl J Med. 2020 Oct 08; 383(15):e89. PMID: 32937060.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Grischkan JA, Friedman AB, Chandra A. Moving the Financing of Graduate Medical Education Into the 21st Century. JAMA. 2020 Sep 15; 324(11):1035-1036. PMID: 32857138.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Kakani P, Chandra A, Mullainathan S, Obermeyer Z. Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding to Disproportionately Black Counties. JAMA. 2020 09 08; 324(10):1000-1003. PMID: 32897336.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  6. Baicker K, Chandra A. Do We Spend Too Much on Health Care? N Engl J Med. 2020 Aug 13; 383(7):605-608. PMID: 32786184.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Kakani P, Chandra A, Mullainathan S, Obermeyer Z. Allocation of COVID-19 Relief Funding to Disproportionately Black Counties. JAMA. 2020 Aug 07. PMID: 32766734.
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  8. McCormack G, Avery C, Spitzer AK, Chandra A. Economic Vulnerability of Households With Essential Workers. JAMA. 2020 07 28; 324(4):388-390. PMID: 32556217.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  9. Yasaitis LC, Guan J, Ko DT, Chandra A, Stukel TA. Cardiac intervention rates for older patients with acute myocardial infarction in the United States and Ontario, 2003-2013: a retrospective cohort study. CMAJ Open. 2020 Apr-Jun; 8(2):E437-E447. PMID: 32527795.
    Citations:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  10. Chandra A, Jackson R, Karnal A, Pearlberg J. Let's get americans back to work again. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Jun; 18:100559. PMID: 32490279.
  11. Chandra A, Staiger DO. IDENTIFYING SOURCES OF INEFFICIENCY IN HEALTHCARE. Q J Econ. 2020 May; 135(2):785-843. PMID: 33364638.
    Citations: 1     
  12. Khullar D, Fisher J, Chandra A. Trickle-down innovation and the longevity of nations. Lancet. 2019 Jun 01; 393(10187):2272-2274. PMID: 31060799.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Skinner J, Chandra A. Health Care Employment Growth and the Future of US Cost Containment. JAMA. 2018 May 08; 319(18):1861-1862. PMID: 29710344.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    
  14. Baicker K, Chandra A. Challenges in Understanding Differences in Health Care Spending Between the United States and Other High-Income Countries. JAMA. 2018 03 13; 319(10):986-987. PMID: 29536082.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  15. Baicker K, Chandra A. Evidence-Based Health Policy. N Engl J Med. 2017 Dec 21; 377(25):2413-2415. PMID: 29262287.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Chandra A, Frakes M, Malani A. Civil Rights Laws: The Authors Reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 12; 36(12):2212. PMID: 29200331.
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  17. Stern AD, Alexander BM, Chandra A. Innovation Incentives and Biomarkers. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2018 Jan; 103(1):34-36. PMID: 29034452.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Chandra A, Garthwaite C. The Economics of Indication-Based Drug Pricing. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jul 13; 377(2):103-106. PMID: 28700848.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Chandra A, Frakes M, Malani A. Challenges To Reducing Discrimination And Health Inequity Through Existing Civil Rights Laws. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 06 01; 36(6):1041-1047. PMID: 28583962.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Chandra A, Sachs RE. An FDA Commissioner for the 21st Century. N Engl J Med. 2017 04 13; 376(15):e31. PMID: 28402241.
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  21. Shafrin J, Shrestha A, Chandra A, Erder MH, Sikirica V. Evaluating Matching-Adjusted Indirect Comparisons in Practice: A Case Study of Patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Health Econ. 2017 11; 26(11):1459-1466. PMID: 27620206.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Skinner J, Chandra A. The Past and Future of the Affordable Care Act. JAMA. 2016 Aug 02; 316(5):497-9. PMID: 27400390.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Chandra A, Finkelstein A, Sacarny A, Syverson C. Health Care Exceptionalism? Performance and Allocation in the US Health Care Sector. Am Econ Rev. 2016 08; 106(8):2110-2144. PMID: 27784907.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Sahni NR, Dalton M, Cutler DM, Birkmeyer JD, Chandra A. Surgeon specialization and operative mortality in United States: retrospective analysis. BMJ. 2016 Jul 21; 354:i3571. PMID: 27444190.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Seabury SA, Goldman DP, Gupta CN, Khan ZM, Chandra A, Philipson TJ, Lakdawalla DN. Quantifying Gains in the War on Cancer Due to Improved Treatment and Earlier Detection. Forum Health Econ Policy. 2016 Jun 01; 19(1):141-156. PMID: 31419891.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  26. Chandra A, Shafrin J, Dhawan R. Utility of Cancer Value Frameworks for Patients, Payers, and Physicians. JAMA. 2016 May 17; 315(19):2069-70. PMID: 27187295.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Chandra A, Staiger D. Sources of Inefficiency in Healthcare and Education. Am Econ Rev. 2016 May; 106(5):383-7. PMID: 29547248.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Chandra A, Finkelstein A, Sacarny A, Syverson C. Productivity Dispersion in Medicine and Manufacturing. Am Econ Rev. 2016 May; 106(5):99-103. PMID: 31178595.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  29. Chandra A, Vanderpuye-Orgle J. Competition and Biosimilar Products--Reply. JAMA. 2015 Dec 22-29; 314(24):2692. PMID: 26720033.
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  30. Chandra A, Vanderpuye-Orgle J. Competition in the Age of Biosimilars. JAMA. 2015 Jul 21; 314(3):225-6. PMID: 26197179.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  31. Baicker K, Chandra A. The Veiled Economics of Employee Cost Sharing. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul; 175(7):1081-2. PMID: 25938672.
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  32. Chandra A, Jena A, Snider JT. Robot-assisted surgery: the authors reply. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 May; 34(5):882. PMID: 25941295.
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  33. Yasaitis LC, Berkman LF, Chandra A. Comparison of self-reported and Medicare claims-identified acute myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2015 Apr 28; 131(17):1477-85; discussion 1485. PMID: 25747935.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Chandra A, Snider JT, Wu Y, Jena A, Goldman DP. Robot-assisted surgery for kidney cancer increased access to a procedure that can reduce mortality and renal failure. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Feb; 34(2):220-8. PMID: 25646101.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Chandra A, Khullar D, Lee TH. Addressing the challenge of gray-zone medicine. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 15; 372(3):203-5. PMID: 25587945.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Yasaitis LC, Bubolz T, Skinner JS, Chandra A. Local population characteristics and hemoglobin A1c testing rates among diabetic medicare beneficiaries. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e111119. PMID: 25360615.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Chen C, Scheffler G, Chandra A. Readmission penalties and health insurance expansions: a dispatch from Massachusetts. J Hosp Med. 2014 Nov; 9(11):681-7. PMID: 24945696.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Chandra A, Khullar D, Wilensky GR. The economics of graduate medical education. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jun 19; 370(25):2357-60. PMID: 24826947.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Seabury SA, Chandra A, Jena AB. Gender income disparities can be explained by alternative factors--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 May; 174(5):822-3. PMID: 24799008.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Mangalmurti S, Seabury SA, Chandra A, Lakdawalla D, Oetgen WJ, Jena AB. Medical professional liability risk among US cardiologists. Am Heart J. 2014 May; 167(5):690-6. PMID: 24766979.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  41. McKellar MR, Naimer S, Landrum MB, Gibson TB, Chandra A, Chernew M. Insurer market structure and variation in commercial health care spending. Health Serv Res. 2014 Jun; 49(3):878-92. PMID: 24303879.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Chandra A, Gruber J, McKnight R. The impact of patient cost-sharing on low-income populations: evidence from Massachusetts. J Health Econ. 2014 Jan; 33:57-66. PMID: 24287175.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Seabury SA, Chandra A, Jena AB. Trends in the earnings of male and female health care professionals in the United States, 1987 to 2010. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 14; 173(18):1748-50. PMID: 23999898.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Jena AB, Chandra A, Seabury SA. Malpractice risk among US pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 131(6):1148-54. PMID: 23650293.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Chandra A, Dalton MA, Holmes J. Large increases in spending on postacute care in Medicare point to the potential for cost savings in these settings. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 May; 32(5):864-72. PMID: 23650319.
    Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Seabury SA, Chandra A, Lakdawalla DN, Jena AB. On average, physicians spend nearly 11 percent of their 40-year careers with an open, unresolved malpractice claim. Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Jan; 32(1):111-9. PMID: 23297278.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Chandra A, Holmes J, Skinner J. Is This Time Different? The Slowdown in Health Care Spending. Brookings Pap Econ Act. 2013; 2013:261-302. PMID: 25418992.
    Citations: 8     
  48. Seabury SA, Jena AB, Chandra A. Trends in the earnings of health care professionals in the United States, 1987-2010. JAMA. 2012 Nov 28; 308(20):2083-5. PMID: 23188021.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Winter HS, Mossialos E, Naci H, Chandra A, Salojee H, Yamashiro Y, Bhutta ZA, Uauy R, Corvalan C. The economics of health care delivery. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Nov; 55(5):482-8. PMID: 22995868.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Jena AB, Chandra A, Lakdawalla D, Seabury S. Outcomes of medical malpractice litigation against US physicians. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Jun 11; 172(11):892-4. PMID: 22825616.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Baicker K, Chandra A. The health care jobs fallacy. N Engl J Med. 2012 Jun 28; 366(26):2433-5. PMID: 22670868.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Seabury S, Chandra A, Lakdawalla D, Jena AB. Defense costs of medical malpractice claims. N Engl J Med. 2012 Apr 05; 366(14):1354-6. PMID: 22475613.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  53. Hawkins SS, Chandra A, Berkman L. The impact of tobacco control policies on disparities in children's secondhand smoke exposure: a comparison of methods. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Apr; 16 Suppl 1:S70-7. PMID: 22456987.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  54. Alhassani A, Chandra A, Chernew ME. The sources of the SGR "hole". N Engl J Med. 2012 Jan 26; 366(4):289-91. PMID: 22187962.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    
  55. Chen C, Scheffler G, Chandra A. Massachusetts' health care reform and emergency department utilization. N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 22; 365(12):e25. PMID: 21899444.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Jena AB, Seabury S, Lakdawalla D, Chandra A. Malpractice risk according to physician specialty. N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 18; 365(7):629-36. PMID: 21848463.
    Citations: 126     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  57. Chandra A, Gruber J, McKnight R. The importance of the individual mandate--evidence from Massachusetts. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jan 27; 364(4):293-5. PMID: 21226568.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Chandra A, Jena AB, Skinner JS. The pragmatist's guide to comparative effectiveness research. J Econ Perspect. 2011; 25(2):27-46. PMID: 21595324.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Bynum JP, Fisher ES, Song Y, Skinner J, Chandra A. Measuring racial disparities in the quality of ambulatory diabetes care. Med Care. 2010 Dec; 48(12):1057-63. PMID: 21063231.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  60. Mello MM, Chandra A, Gawande AA, Studdert DM. National costs of the medical liability system. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Sep; 29(9):1569-77. PMID: 20820010.
    Citations: 65     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  61. Chandra A, Vogl TS. Rising up with shoe leather? A comment on Fair Society, Healthy Lives (the Marmot Review). Soc Sci Med. 2010 Oct; 71(7):1227-1230. PMID: 20692755.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Block JP, Chandra A, McManus KD, Willett WC. Point-of-purchase price and education intervention to reduce consumption of sugary soft drinks. Am J Public Health. 2010 Aug; 100(8):1427-33. PMID: 20558801.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Chandra A, Gruber J, McKnight R. Patient Cost Sharing in Low Income Populations. Am Econ Rev. 2010 May; 100(2):303-8. PMID: 29517877.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Chandra A, Gruber J, McKnight R. Patient Cost-Sharing and Hospitalization Offsets in the Elderly. Am Econ Rev. 2010 Mar 01; 100(1):193-213. PMID: 21103385.
    Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Chernew ME, Sabik LM, Chandra A, Gibson TB, Newhouse JP. Geographic correlation between large-firm commercial spending and Medicare spending. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Feb; 16(2):131-8. PMID: 20148618.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Baicker K, Chandra A. Uncomfortable arithmetic--whom to cover versus what to cover. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 14; 362(2):95-7. PMID: 20018964.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  67. Chernew ME, Sabik L, Chandra A, Newhouse JP. Ensuring the fiscal sustainability of health care reform. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 07; 362(1):1-3. PMID: 20007553.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  68. Chernew ME, Sabik L, Chandra A, Newhouse JP. Would having more primary care doctors cut health spending growth? Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Sep-Oct; 28(5):1327-35. PMID: 19738248.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Baicker K, Chandra A. A trillion-dollar geography lesson. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Sep-Oct; 28(5):1448-51. PMID: 19738262.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Yasaitis L, Fisher ES, Skinner JS, Chandra A. Hospital quality and intensity of spending: is there an association? Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w566-72. PMID: 19460774.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    
  71. Skinner J, Chandra A, Goodman D, Fisher ES. The elusive connection between health care spending and quality. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):w119-23. PMID: 19056756.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    
  72. Baicker K, Chandra A. Cooper's analysis is incorrect. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jan-Feb; 28(1):w116-8. PMID: 19056755.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Baicker K, Chandra A. Myths and misconceptions about U.S. health insurance. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Nov-Dec; 27(6):w533-43. PMID: 18940834.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Landrum MB, Meara ER, Chandra A, Guadagnoli E, Keating NL. Is spending more always wasteful? The appropriateness of care and outcomes among colorectal cancer patients. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Jan-Feb; 27(1):159-68. PMID: 18180491.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Baicker K, Fisher ES, Chandra A. Malpractice liability costs and the practice of medicine in the Medicare program. Health Aff (Millwood). 2007 May-Jun; 26(3):841-52. PMID: 17485765.
    Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Jha AK, Staiger DO, Lucas FL, Chandra A. Do race-specific models explain disparities in treatments after acute myocardial infarction? Am Heart J. 2007 May; 153(5):785-91. PMID: 17452154.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    Citations: 40     
  78. Baicker K, Buckles KS, Chandra A. Geographic variation in the appropriate use of cesarean delivery. Health Aff (Millwood). 2006 Sep-Oct; 25(5):w355-67. PMID: 16895942.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  79. Skinner J, Chandra A, Staiger D, Lee J, McClellan M. Mortality after acute myocardial infarction in hospitals that disproportionately treat black patients. Circulation. 2005 Oct 25; 112(17):2634-41. PMID: 16246963.
    Citations: 85     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  80. Baicker K, Chandra A. The Consequences of the Growth of Health Insurance Premiums. Am Econ Rev. 2005 May; 95(2):214-8. PMID: 29120148.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  81. Barnato AE, Lucas FL, Staiger D, Wennberg DE, Chandra A. Hospital-level racial disparities in acute myocardial infarction treatment and outcomes. Med Care. 2005 Apr; 43(4):308-19. PMID: 15778634.
    Citations: 101     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  82. Baicker K, Chandra A, Skinner JS. Geographic variation in health care and the problem of measuring racial disparities. Perspect Biol Med. 2005; 48(1 Suppl):S42-53. PMID: 15842086.
    Citations: 86     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Chandra A, Nundy S, Seabury SA. The growth of physician medical malpractice payments: evidence from the National Practitioner Data Bank. Health Aff (Millwood). 2005 Jan-Jun; Suppl Web Exclusives:W5-240-W5-249. PMID: 15928255.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Baicker K, Chandra A. Medicare spending, the physician workforce, and beneficiaries' quality of care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Jan-Jun; Suppl Web Exclusives:W4-184-97. PMID: 15451981.
    Citations: 140     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  85. Baicker K, Chandra A, Skinner JS, Wennberg JE. Who you are and where you live: how race and geography affect the treatment of medicare beneficiaries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004; Suppl Variation:VAR33-44. PMID: 15471775.
    Citations: 95     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  86. Baicker K, Chandra A. The Productivity of Physician Specialization: Evidence from the Medicare Program. Am Econ Rev. 2004; 94(2):357-61. PMID: 29068189.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
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