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Kathleen Carey, PhD

TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Policy & Management
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(781) 687-2140
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-7924-431X
Other Positions
InstitutionBedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Kathleen Carey has published extensively on hospitals and on the effects of organizational structure on provider performance, with particular interest in the determinants of hospital and other health care costs. She has developed new methods of hospital cost analysis and has adapted state-of-the-art econometric models to the study of hospital cost functions. She has applied these in numerous ways, including study of the effects of patient lengths of hospitalization and hospital size on costs, as well as measurement of the hospital cost/quality trade-off. She has authored a number of studies that investigate the effects of organizational change in the hospital industry on competition and cost efficiency. She is currently conducting an AHRQ study that investigates the relationship between hospital length of stay and costly readmission. Dr. Carey is on the Editorial BoardĀ of Medical Care Research and Review.

 Publications
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  1. Carey K, Lin MY. Hospital length of stay and readmission: an early investigation. Med Care Res Rev. 2014 Feb; 71(1):99-111.
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  2. Carey K, Kazis LE, Lee AF, Liang MH, Li NC, Hinson MI, Lydon MK, Bauk H, Shapiro GD, Tompkins RG. Measuring the cost of care for children with acute burn injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep; 73(3 Suppl 2):S229-33.
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  3. Lin MT, Burgess JF, Carey K. The association between serious psychological distress and emergency department utilization among young adults in the USA. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2012 Jun; 47(6):939-47.
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  4. Carey K, Stefos T. Excess costs attributable to postoperative complications. Med Care Res Rev. 2011 Aug; 68(4):490-503.
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  5. Carey K, Burgess JF, Young GJ. Hospital competition and financial performance: the effects of ambulatory surgery centers. Health Econ. 2011 May; 20(5):571-81.
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  6. Carey K, Stefos T. Controlling for quality in the hospital cost function. Health Care Manag Sci. 2011 Jun; 14(2):125-34.
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  7. Carey K, Stefos T. Measuring the cost of hospital adverse patient safety events. Health Econ. 2011 Dec; 20(12):1417-30.
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  8. Kim KH, Carey K, Burgess JF. Emergency department visits: the cost of trauma centers. Health Care Manag Sci. 2009 Sep; 12(3):243-51.
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  9. Carey K, Burgess JF, Young GJ. Single specialty hospitals and nurse staffing patterns. Med Care Res Rev. 2009 Jun; 66(3):307-19.
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  10. Carey K, Burgess JF, Young GJ. Single specialty hospitals and service competition. Inquiry. 2009; 46(2):162-71.
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  11. Carey K, Dor A. Contract management in USA hospitals: service duplication and access within local markets. Health Serv Manage Res. 2008 Aug; 21(3):161-7.
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  12. Carey K, Burgess JF, Young GJ. Specialty and full-service hospitals: a comparative cost analysis. Health Serv Res. 2008 Oct; 43(5 Pt 2):1869-87.
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  13. Carey K, Montez-Rath ME, Rosen AK, Christiansen CL, Loveland S, Ettner SL. Use of VA and Medicare services by dually eligible veterans with psychiatric problems. Health Serv Res. 2008 Aug; 43(4):1164-83.
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  14. Carey K, Burgess JF, Young GJ. Specialization and physician-ownership in the US hospital industry: beyond the moratorium. Health Econ Policy Law. 2007 Oct; 2(Pt 4):409-18.
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  15. Burgess JF, Carey K, Young GJ. The effect of network arrangements on hospital pricing behavior. J Health Econ. 2005 Mar; 24(2):391-405.
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  16. Carey K, Dor A. Trends in contract management: the hidden evolution in hospital organization. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Nov-Dec; 23(6):192-9.
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  17. Carey K. Hospital cost efficiency and system membership. Inquiry. 2003; 40(1):25-38.
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  18. Carey K. A multilevel modelling approach to analysis of patient costs under managed care. Health Econ. 2000 Jul; 9(5):435-46.
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  19. Carey K, Burgess JF. On measuring the hospital cost/quality trade-off. Health Econ. 1999 Sep; 8(6):509-20.
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  20. Carey K. Cost allocation patterns between hospital inpatient and outpatient departments. Health Serv Res. 1994 Aug; 29(3):275-92.
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  21. Carey K, Stefos T. Measuring inpatient and outpatient costs: a cost-function approach. Health Care Financ Rev. 1992; 14(2):115-24.
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