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Research Interests for Frank A. Sloan

Research Interests: Health Policy, Physician Behavior, and Hospital Behavior

Professor Sloan is interested in studying the subjects of health policy and the economics of aging, hospitals, health, pharmaceuticals, and substance abuse. He has received funding from numerous research grants that he earned for studies of which he was the principal investigator. His most recent grants were awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Disease Control, the Pew Charitable Trust, and the National Institute on Aging. Titles of his projects include, “Why Mature Smokers Do Not Quit,” “Legal and Economic Vulnerabilities of the Master Settlement Agreement,” “Determinants and Cost of Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly and Near-elderly,” and “Reinsurance Markets and Public Policy.” He received the Investigator Award for his work on the project, “Reoccurring Crises in Medical Malpractice.” Some of his earlier works include the studies entitled, “Policies to Attract Nurses to Underserved Areas,” “The Impact of National Economic Conditions on the Health Care of the Poor-Access,” and “Analysis of Physician Price and Output Decisions.” Professor Sloan’s latest research continues to investigate the trends and repercussions of medical malpractice, physician behavior, and hospital behavior.

Accidents, Accidents, Traffic, Activities of Daily Living, Adaptation, Psychological, Adolescent, Adult, Advertising as Topic, African Americans, African Continental Ancestry Group, Age Distribution, Age Factors, Age of Onset, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Alcohol Drinking, Alcohol-Related Disorders, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Intoxication, Alcoholics, Alcoholism, Altruism, Alzheimer Disease, American Civil War, Amputation, Angiogenesis Inhibitors, Antibodies, Monoclonal, Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized, Antihypertensive Agents, Aptamers, Nucleotide, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Arthritis, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee, Attitude of Health Personnel, Attitude to Health, Automobile Driving, Bankruptcy, Birth Injuries, Blindness, Blood Glucose, Body Mass Index, Budgets, California, Capital Expenditures, Capital Financing, Capitation Fee, Cardiac Catheterization, Cardiovascular Agents, Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures, Career Mobility, Caregivers, Case-Control Studies, Cataract Extraction, Causality, Cause of Death, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.), Cerebral Palsy, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Certificate of Need, Child, Child, Preschool, Choice Behavior, Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic, Cholesterol, Chronic Disease, Cognition, Cognition Disorders, Cohort Studies, Commerce, Comorbidity, Compensation and Redress, Confidence Intervals, Consumer behavior, Consumer Satisfaction, Continental Population Groups, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Disease, Cost Allocation, Cost Control, Cost of Illness, Cost Sharing, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Costs and Cost Analysis, Credentialing, Crime, Criminal Law, Cross-Sectional Studies, Cryotherapy, Current Procedural Terminology, Data Collection, Databases, Factual, Death, Deception, Decision Making, Decision Making, Organizational, Defensive Medicine, Delivery of Health Care, Dementia, Depressive Disorder, Diabetes Complications, Diabetes Mellitus, Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2, Diabetic Retinopathy, Diagnosis-Related Groups, Diagnostic Techniques, Cardiovascular, Diagnostic Techniques, Ophthalmological, Diffusion of Innovation, Disability Evaluation, Disabled Persons, Disclosure, Disease Progression, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug Costs, Drug Industry, Drug Utilization, Drug Utilization Review, Drugs, Generic, Dry Eye Syndromes, Economic Competition, economics of aging, economics of hospitals, economics of pharmaceuticals, economics of substnace abuse, Economics, Behavioral, Economics, Hospital, Economics, Medical, Educational Status, Efficiency, Organizational, Eligibility Determination, Emergency Service, Hospital, Employment, Endophthalmitis, European Continental Ancestry Group, Exudates and Transudates, Eye Diseases, Facility Regulation and Control, Family Health, Fee-for-Service Plans, Female, Fetal Death, Financial Management, Hospital, Financing, Government, Financing, Personal, Florida, Fluorescein Angiography, Follow-Up Studies, Forecasting, Formularies, Hospital, Foster Home Care, Frail Elderly, Geriatric Assessment, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Drainage Implants, Glaucoma, Open-Angle, Guideline Adherence, Health Behavior, Health Care Costs, Health Care Rationing, Health Care Reform, Health Care Sector, Health Care Surveys, health economics, Health Expenditures, Health Facility Closure, Health Facility Merger, Health Facility Planning, Health Facility Size, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Maintenance Organizations, Health Policy, Health Promotion, Health Resources, Health Services, Health Services Accessibility, Health Services for the Aged, Health Services Needs and Demand, Health Services Research, Health Status, Health Status Disparities, Health Status Indicators, Health Surveys, Heart Failure, Hemoglobin A, Glycosylated, Hip Fractures, Hispanic Americans, History, 19th Century, History, 20th Century, Homemaker Services, Homes for the Aged, Homicide, Hospital Charges, Hospital Costs, Hospital Mortality, Hospitalization, Hospitals, Community, Hospitals, Private, Hospitals, Proprietary, Hospitals, Public, Hospitals, Teaching, Hospitals, Voluntary, Housing, Housing for the Elderly, Humans, Hypertension, Impulsive Behavior, Incidence, Income, Infant, Infant Mortality, Infant, Newborn, Inpatients, Insurance Claim Reporting, Insurance Claim Review, Insurance Coverage, Insurance, Health, Insurance, Long-Term Care, Internal-External Control, Interviews as Topic, Intraocular Pressure, Intravitreal Injections, Investments, Job Satisfaction, Judges, Lacrimal Apparatus, Laser Coagulation, Leg, Length of Stay, Liability, Legal, Life Change Events, Life Expectancy, Likelihood Functions, Linear Models, Lipids, Liver Diseases, Alcoholic, Logistic Models, Long-Term Care, Longevity, Longitudinal Studies, Macular Degeneration, Macular Edema, Male, Malpractice, Managed Care Programs, Marketing, Marketing of Health Services, Maternal Behavior, Maternal Health Services, Medicaid, Medical Audit, medical malpractice, Medical Staff Privileges, Medically Uninsured, Medicare, Medicare Part A, Medicare Part B, Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Competency, Mental Health, Michigan, Middle Aged, Mobility Limitation, Models, Econometric, Models, Economic, Models, Psychological, Models, Statistical, Mood Disorders, Morals, Mortality, Motivation, Multiple Sclerosis, Multivariate Analysis, Muscle Weakness, Myocardial Infarction, Myocardial Revascularization, Neoplasms, North Carolina, Nursing Homes, Obstetrics, Occupations, Ocular Hypertension, Odds Ratio, Office Visits, Old Age Assistance, Ophthalmology, Organizational Innovation, Organizational Policy, Organizations, Nonprofit, Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis, Knee, Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care), Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Ownership, Pacemaker, Artificial, Pain, Parent-Child Relations, Parents, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Patient Admission, Patient Advocacy, Patient Compliance, Patient Rights, Patient Satisfaction, Patient Transfer, Pharmacy Service, Hospital, Photochemotherapy, Physical Examination, Physician's Practice Patterns, Physician-Patient Relations, Physicians, Podiatry, Policy Making, Politics, Postoperative Complications, Poverty, Poverty Areas, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Outcome, Pregnancy Trimesters, Prevalence, Private Sector, Privatization, Probability, Professional Autonomy, Program Evaluation, Propensity Score, Proportional Hazards Models, Prospective Payment System, Prospective Studies, Prostheses and Implants, Prosthesis Implantation, Pseudophakia, Public Assistance, Public Policy, Public Sector, Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive, Quality Control, Quality of Health Care, Quality of Life, Quality-Adjusted Life Years, Questionnaires, Rate Setting and Review, Recurrence, Regression Analysis, Reimbursement Mechanisms, Religion, Reoperation, Research Support as Topic, Residence Characteristics, Resource Allocation, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Perforations, Retirement, Retrospective Studies, Risk, Risk Adjustment, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Risk Management, Salaries and Fringe Benefits, Scleral Buckling, Self Care, Self Disclosure, Self-Assessment, Self-Help Devices, Sensitivity and Specificity, Severity of Illness Index, Sex Factors, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Social Class, Social Control, Formal, Social Security, Social Support, Social Welfare, Socioeconomic Factors, Spouses, State Government, State Health Plans, Statistics as Topic, Stress, Psychological, Stroke, Substance-Related Disorders, Suicide, Surgery Department, Hospital, Surgical Instruments, Surgical Procedures, Operative, Survival Analysis, Survival Rate, Taxes, Tennessee, Terminal Care, Time Factors, Tobacco Industry, Tobacco Use Disorder, Tomography, Optical Coherence, Trabeculectomy, Treatment Outcome, Trust, Uncompensated Care, United States, Urban Population, Utilization Review, Uveitis, Vaccines, Value of Life, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A, Veterans, Veterans Disability Claims, Vision Disorders, Vision Tests, Vision, Low, Vision, Ocular, Visual Acuity, Visually Impaired Persons, Vitamin D Deficiency, Vitrectomy, Vitreous Hemorrhage, War, Washington, Wet Macular Degeneration, Wills, Wounds and Injuries, Young Adult
Representative Publications
  1. Sloan, F; Chepke, L, Medical Malpractice (2008), M I T PRESS, ISBN 9780262515160
  2. F.A. Sloan, co-edited with H. Kasper, Incentives and Choice in Health Care, edited by Sloan, FA; Kasper, H, vol. 1 (July, 2008), MIT Press, ISBN 0-262-69365-8 [abs]
  3. Countries, COCCIL-AM-I; Health, BOG; Medicine, IO, Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, edited by Sloan, FA; Gelband, H (January, 2007), pp. 340 pages, National Academies Press, ISBN 0309103843 [abs]
  4. Sloan, FA; Hsieh, CR, Pharmaceutical innovation: Incentives, competition, and cost-benefit analysis in international perspective (January, 2007), pp. 1-331, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521874908 [doi[abs]
  5. Sloan, FA; Chepke, LM, The law and economics of public health, Foundations and Trends® in Microeconomics, vol. 3 no. 5-6 (December, 2007), pp. 331-490, Now Publishers, ISSN 1547-9846, ISBN 9781601980748 [doi[abs]
  6. F.A. Sloan with J. Ostermann, G. Picone, C. Conover, and D.H. Taylor, Jr., The Price of Smoking (2004), MIT Press
  7. Sloan, FA; Smith, VK; D H Taylor, J, The Smoking Puzzle: Information, Risk Perception, and Choice (2003), Harvard University Press (Awarded Honorable Mention, Research Communication Award, July 2004 by the American Agricultural Economics Association.)
  8. Sloan, FA; Stout, E; Whetten-Goldstein, K; Liang, L, Drinkers, Drivers, and Bartenders Balancing Private Choices and Public Accountability (June, 2000), pp. 293 pages, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0226762807
  9. Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies, edited by Frank A. Sloan (1995), pp. xi, 273, Cambridge: New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press
  10. Khwaja, A; Sloan, F; Wang, Y, Do smokers value their health and longevity less?, The Journal of Law & Economics, vol. 52 no. 1 (February, 2009), pp. 171-196, University of Chicago Press, ISSN 0022-2186 [doi[abs]
  11. Sloan, FA; Shadle, JH, Is there empirical evidence for "Defensive Medicine"? A reassessment., Journal of Health Economics, vol. 28 no. 2 (March, 2009), pp. 481-491, ISSN 0167-6296 [19201500], [doi[abs]
  12. Sloan, FA; Khwaja, A; Silverman, D; Wang, Y, Are Smokers Misinformed?, Journal of Health Economics, vol. 28 no. 2 (March, 2009), pp. 385-397, ISSN 0167-6296 [19178971], [doi[abs]
  13. Sloan, FA; Wang, Y, Economic theory and evidence on smoking behavior of adults., Addiction (Abingdon, England), vol. 103 no. 11 (November, 2008), pp. 1777-1785 [18778387], [doi[abs]
  14. Sloan, F; Chepke, L, From medical malpractice to quality assurance, Issues in Science and Technology, vol. 24 no. 3 (March, 2008), pp. 63-70, ISSN 0748-5492 [abs]
  15. Sloan, FA; Khwaja, A; Chung, S, Individual Expectations and Behaviors: Evidence of the Relationships between Mortality Expectations and Smoking Decisions, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, vol. 35 no. 2 (October, 2007), pp. 179-201, ISSN 0895-5646 [doi[abs]
  16. Khwaja, A; Silverman, D; Sloan, F, Time preference, time discounting, and smoking decisions., Journal of Health Economics, vol. 26 no. 5 (September, 2007), pp. 927-949, ISSN 0167-6296 [doi[abs]
  17. Arcidiacono, P; Sieg, H; Sloan, F, Living rationally under the volcano? An empirical analysis of heavy drinking and smoking, International Economic Review, vol. 48 no. 1 (February, 2007), pp. 37-65, WILEY, ISSN 0020-6598 [doi[abs]
  18. Khwaja, A; Silverman, D; Sloan, F; Wang, Y, Smoking, wealth accumulation and the propensity to plan, Economics Letters, vol. 94 no. 1 (January, 2007), pp. 96-103, Elsevier BV, ISSN 0165-1765 [doi[abs]

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