Samuel S. Richardson received his PhD in Health Policy at Harvard University and holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. A health economist by training, his research broadly addresses when and how government should intervene in health care markets. His current work focuses specifically on how health care providers respond to payment incentives, and how to set up payment policies that lead to efficient provision of high-quality care. His research has been published in JAMA and Health Services Research.
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Papers in progress:
Richardson SS. “Integrating pay-for-performance into health care payment systems.”
Richardson SS, Gosden TB, Batata, A. “Effect of payment reform on quality of primary care for coronary heart disease, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease in the United Kingdom.”
Richardson SS, Gosden TB, Batata, A. “Specificity of provider responses to incentives under pay-for performance in the United Kingdom.”
Richardson SS, Sullivan G, Hill A, Yu W. 2007. “Use of aggressive medical treatments near the end of life: Differences between patients with and without dementia.” Health Serv Res. 42(1p1): 183-200.
Wagner TH, Richardson SS, Vogel WB, Wing K, Smith MW. 2006. “The cost of inpatient rehabilitation care in the Department of Veterans Affairs.” J Rehabil Res Dev. 43(7): 929-937.
Richardson SS, Yu W. 2005. “Controlling for patient case mix at the end of life: Issues in identifying cause of death.” JAMA 294(7):793-4.
Smith MW, Richardson SS. HERC Technical Report #17: Dialysis Treatment Use and Costs Reported in VA Administrative Databases. Menlo Park: VA HSR&D Health Economics Resource Center, 2005.