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Alan B. Cohen, ScD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University Questrom School of Business
DepartmentMarkets, Public Policy & Law
Address53 Bay State Rd
Boston MA 02215
Phone(617) 353-9222
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-5232-8927
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TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Law, Policy & Management

 Publications
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  1. Horný M, Burgess JF, Cohen AB. Advanced Imaging Utilization Trends in Privately Insured Patients From 2007 to 2013. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015 Dec; 12(12 Pt B):1380-1387.e4. PMID: 26614883.
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  2. McHugh M, Kang R, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, Periyanayagam U, Hasnain-Wynia R. Use of quality improvement interventions and the link to performance on percutaneous intervention for acute myocardial infarction. J Emerg Med. 2015 Jun; 48(6):744-50. PMID: 25766427.
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  3. Horný M, Burgess JF, Horwitt J, Cohen AB. Advanced diagnostic imaging in privately insured patients: recent trends in utilization and payments. J Am Coll Radiol. 2014 Jul; 11(7):692-7. PMID: 24813748.
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  4. Baurer D, Yonek JC, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, Hasnain-Wynia R. System-level factors affecting clinicians' perceptions and use of interpreter services in California public hospitals. J Immigr Minor Health. 2014 Apr; 16(2):211-7. PMID: 23054539.
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  5. Gauld R, Burgers J, Dobrow M, Minhas R, Wendt C, Cohen AB, Luxford K. Healthcare system performance improvement: a comparison of key policies in seven high-income countries. J Health Organ Manag. 2014; 28(1):2-20. PMID: 24783663.
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  6. Restuccia JD, Cohen AB, Horwitt JN, Shwartz M. Hospital implementation of health information technology and quality of care: are they related? BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2012; 12:109. PMID: 23016699.
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  7. McHugh M, Kang R, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, Hasnain-Wynia R. Reporting information on emergency department crowding to the hospital board and delivery of time-sensitive care. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012 May; 38(5):229-34. PMID: 22649863.
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  8. Gauld R, Blank R, Burgers J, Cohen AB, Dobrow M, Ikegami N, Kwon S, Luxford K, Millett C, Wendt C. The World Health Report 2008 - Primary Health Care: How Wide Is the Gap between Its Agenda and Implementation in 12 High-Income Health Systems?. Healthcare Policy. 2012; 7(3):38-58.
  9. Cohen AB. The debate over health care rationing: Déjà vu all over again? Inquiry. 2012; 49(2):90-100. PMID: 22931017.
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  10. Shwartz M, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, Ren ZJ, Labonte A, Theokary C, Kang R, Horwitt J. How well can we identify the high-performing hospital? Med Care Res Rev. 2011 Jun; 68(3):290-310. PMID: 21156708.
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  11. Clarke A, Cohen AB. Bringing it all back home: can Europeans learn from recent moves toward the medical home in US primary health care reform? Eur J Public Health. 2010 Dec; 20(6):613-4. PMID: 21097812.
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  12. Gauld R, Horwitt J, Williams S, Cohen AB. What Strategies do US hospitals employ to reduce unwarranted clinical practice variations? Am J Med Qual. 2011 Mar-Apr; 26(2):120-6. PMID: 20935275.
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  13. Shwartz M, Cramer IE, Holmes SK, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, VanDeusen Lukas C, Sullivan JL, Charns MP. Survey-assessed quality and organizational factors related to quality in Pursuing Perfection hospitals. Qual Manag Health Care. 2010 Oct-Dec; 19(4):349-63. PMID: 20924255.
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  14. Shwartz M, Ren J, Peköz EA, Wang X, Cohen AB, Restuccia JD. Estimating a composite measure of hospital quality from the Hospital Compare database: differences when using a Bayesian hierarchical latent variable model versus denominator-based weights. Med Care. 2008 Aug; 46(8):778-85. PMID: 18665057.
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  15. Cohen AB, Restuccia JD, Shwartz M, Drake JE, Kang R, Kralovec P, Holmes SK, Margolin F, Bohr D. A survey of hospital quality improvement activities. Med Care Res Rev. 2008 Oct; 65(5):571-95. PMID: 18511811.
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  16. Lukas CV, Holmes SK, Cohen AB, Restuccia J, Cramer IE, Shwartz M, Charns MP. Transformational change in health care systems: an organizational model. Health Care Manage Rev. 2007 Oct-Dec; 32(4):309-20. PMID: 18075440.
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  17. Cohen AB, Lavizzo-Mourey R. Putting Our "House" in Order (Guest Editorial). Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine. 2005; 5(1):17-20.
  18. Cohen AB, Hanft RS (with William E. Encinosa, Stephanie Spernak, Shirley A. Stewart, and Catherine C. White). Technology in American Health Care: Policy Directions for Effective Evaluation and Management. University of Michigan Press. Ann Arbor, MI. 2004.
  19. Cohen AB. Health care affordability. Health Aff (Millwood). 2003 Sep-Oct; 22(5):260; author reply 260. PMID: 14515903.
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  20. Cohen AB. Hitting the "target" in health care cost control. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1999 Aug; 24(4):697-703. PMID: 10503153.
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  21. Cohen AB. Commentary: Managed Care, Medical Technology, and Health Care Cost Growth. Medical Care Research and Review. 1998; 55(3):289-297.
  22. Cohen AB. Managed Care und die Einführung und Verbreitung medizinischer Technologien (Managed Care and the Adoption and Use of Medical Technology). In: Managed Care. Edited by M. Arnold, K. Lauterbach, and K. J. Preuss. Schattauer. Stuttgart, Germany. 1997; 157-168.
  23. Shortell SM, O'Brien J. Evaluating new ways of managing quality: an interview with Stephen M. Shortell and Jim O'Brien. Interview by Alan B. Cohen. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1994 Feb; 20(2):90-6. PMID: 8199660.
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  24. Blendon RJ, Donelan K, Leitman R, Epstein A, Cantor JC, Cohen AB, Morrison I, Moloney T, Koeck C, Levitt SW. Physicians' perspectives on caring for patients in the United States, Canada, and West Germany. N Engl J Med. 1993 Apr 8; 328(14):1011-6. PMID: 8450854.
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  25. Kilbreth E, Cohen AB. Strategic choices for cost containment under a reformed U.S. health care system. Inquiry. 1993; 30(4):372-88. PMID: 8288401.
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  26. Altman SH, Cohen AB. The need for a national global budget. Health Aff (Millwood). 1993; 12 Suppl:194-203. PMID: 8477931.
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  27. Blendon RJ, Donelan K, Leitman R, Epstein A, Cantor JC, Cohen AB, Morrison I, Moloney T, Koeck C. Health reform lessons learned from physicians in three nations. Health Aff (Millwood). 1993; 12(3):194-203. PMID: 8244232.
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  28. Hadley J, Cantor JC, Willke RJ, Feder J, Cohen AB. Young physicians most and least likely to have second thoughts about a career in medicine. Acad Med. 1992 Mar; 67(3):180-90. PMID: 1540272.
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  29. Gauthier AK, Rogal DL, Barrand NL, Cohen AB. Administrative costs in the U.S. health care system: the problem or the solution? Inquiry. 1992; 29(3):308-20. PMID: 1356924.
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  30. Cantor JC, Cohen AB, Barker DC, Shuster AL, Reynolds RC. Medical educators' views on medical education reform. JAMA. 1991 Feb 27; 265(8):1002-6. PMID: 1992193.
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  31. Cantor JC, Barrand NL, Desonia RA, Cohen AB, Merrill JC. Translating opinion into action. Health Aff (Millwood). 1991; 10(2):222-3. PMID: 1885142.
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  32. Kabcenell AI, Cohen AB, Merrill JC. Importing a model of hospital quality from The Netherlands. Health Aff (Millwood). 1991; 10(3):240-5. PMID: 1748382.
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  33. Cantor JC, Barrand NL, Desonia RA, Cohen AB, Merrill JC. Business leaders' views on American health care. Health Aff (Millwood). 1991; 10(1):98-105. PMID: 2045058.
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  34. Thompson MS, Cohen AB. The Feasibility of Willingness-To-Pay Measurement in Health Services Research. In: Costs and Benefits in Health Care and Prevention, Edited by U. Laaser, E.J. Roccella, J.B. Rosenfeld, and H. Wenzel. Springer. Berlin. 1990; 27-34.
  35. Cohen AB, Cantor JC, Schroeder SA. Perspectives: The Funders (Commentary on Brown, L.D. and McLaughlin, C.G. "Constraining Costs at the Community Level"). Health Affairs. 1990; 9(4):29-33.
  36. Cohen AB, Cantor JC, Barker DC, Hughes RG. Young physicians and the future of the medical profession. Health Aff (Millwood). 1990; 9(4):138-48. PMID: 2289750.
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  37. Desonia RA, Cohen AB. Health Care for the Uninsured: Lessons from State Initiatives. In: The Economy of New Jersey, Volume III: Health Care Issues, Edited by James Chelius. New Jersey Business and Industry Association. Trenton, NJ. 1990; 41-8.
  38. Cohen AB. A foundation's response to the need for better health statistics. Health Aff (Millwood). 1990; 9(1):148-9. PMID: 2323720.
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  39. Merrill JC, Cohen AB. Explicit Rationing of Medical Care: Is It Really Needed?. In: The Medical Cost Containment Crisis: Fears, Opinions, and Facts, edited by Jack D. McCue. Health Administration Press. Ann Arbor, MI. 1989; 236-247.
  40. Merrill JC, Cohen AB. The emperor's new clothes: unraveling the myths about rationing. Inquiry. 1987; 24(2):105-9. PMID: 2954906.
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  41. Cohen AB. Clinical Decision Making in an Era of DRG-Based Prospective Payment (Guest Editorial). Medical Decision Making. 1985; 5(1):3-6.
  42. Cohen AB, Hall KC, Cohodes DR. Evaluation readiness: improved evaluation planning using a data inventory framework. Eval Program Plann. 1985; 8(4):315-26. PMID: 10300776.
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  43. Cohen AB, Rock RC. Changing health policies and clinical laboratory services. J Health Care Technol. 1985; 1(4):237-55. PMID: 10317670.
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  44. Steinberg EP, Cohen AB. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology: A Clinical, Industrial, and Policy Analysis. U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, OTA-HCS-27. Washington, DC. 1984.
  45. Cohen AB, Cohodes DR. Certificate of need and low capital-cost medical technology. Milbank Mem Fund Q Health Soc. 1982; 60(2):307-28. PMID: 6919773.
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  46. Thompson MS, Cohen AB. Should we measure personal valuations of perinatal outcomes? Mead Johnson Symp Perinat Dev Med. 1982; (20):47-52. PMID: 6927516.
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  47. Cohen AB, Klapholz H, Thompson MS. Electronic fetal monitoring and clinical practice. A survey of obstetric opinion. Med Decis Making. 1982; 2(1):79-95. PMID: 7169933.
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  48. Thompson MS, Cohen AB, Palmer RH. Decision Making on the Clinical Use of Electronic Fetal Monitors. Seminars in Family Medicine. 1982; 3:89-94.
  49. Thompson MS, Cohen AB. Decision Analysis: Electronic Fetal Monitoring. In: Methods for Evaluating Health Services, Edited by Paul M. Wortman. Sage. Beverly Hills, CA. 1981; 109-140.
  50. Thompson MS, Cohen AB, Fortess EE. Evaluation of diagnostic procedures: a review of the issues. Eval Program Plann. 1981; 4(3-4):385-96. PMID: 10309634.
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  51. Winickoff RN, Cohen AB, Geiger V, Greenfield S. Low Back Pain. In: Common Acute Illnesses: A Problem-Oriented Textbook with Protocols. Edited by Anthony L. Komaroff and Richard N. Winickoff. Little, Brown, and Company. Boston. 1977; 163-189.
  52. Winickoff RN, Cohen AB, Geiger V. The Low Back Pain Protocol Training Manual. Lexington, MA: Lincoln Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Beth Israel Hospital. 1975.
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