CHIBE researchers apply concepts from the field of behavioral economics to design, implement, and evaluate interventions that improve health and build knowledge about efficacy, cost and effectiveness.
The Basic Science Core aims to support laboratory or low-cost field studies that will shed light on mechanisms that can generate behavior change. In contrast to previous large-scale field studies, which have often combined multiple mechanisms into one intervention in order to maximize impact on behavior, basic science projects supported by the Core focus on disentangling and precisely identifying the impacts of individual mechanisms. CHIBE researchers interested in applying for project support can click here for more information.
Principal Investigator: Polsky
The goal of this project is to establish the relationship between competition and quality in the home health industry and the relationship between competition and the market-based reform of the Home Health Quality Initiative (HHQI). This project will test whether competition improves quality, whether HHQI improves quality, and whether HHQI is more likely to improve quality in more competitive markets.
Principal Investigators: Volpp / Silber
Co-investigators: Bellini, Bosk, Potts, Romano, Shea, Small, Wainer
Regulation of work hours for physicians in training was put in place by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2003. While there is some evidence that the regulations improved mortality outcomes in the short-term, little is known about the impact on educational outcomes or longer-term clinical outcomes. This research involves analysis of the effect of ACGME work hour rules on errors and quality in non-VA teaching hospitals.
Funded by: National Institutes of Health / National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute