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: Volpp
Changes mandated by recent health care reform will likely systematically reduce hospital payment and profitability in the coming years. The study of hospitals’ service line adoption decisions based on payment generosity may provide useful guidance to policy makers. This research involves the assessment of differences in profitability among hospital service lines and their relationship to hospital outcomes.
Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation HCFO Program