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Research Papers and Publications


Is This Time Different? The Slowdown in Healthcare Spending” (with A. Chandra) NBER working paper No: 19700, December 2013.

“Disability Insurance and Health in Europe and the U.S.” (with E. Croda), mimeo, August 2011.

“The Dynamics of Disability: Evidence from a Cohort of Back Pain Patients,” (with E. Meara), September 2011.


Taxation and Economic Growth” National Tax journal, 1996.

The Past and Future of the Affordable Care Act
J Skinner, A Chandra
JAMA, Published online July 11, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10158.

The relationship of regional hemoglobin A1c testing and amputation rate among patients with diabetes
KA Newhall, K Bekelis, BD Suckow, DJ Gottlieb, AE Farber, PP Goodney, …
Vascular, 2016 May 19. pii: 1708538116650099. [Epub ahead of print].

Use of Guideline-Directed Medications for Heart Failure Before Cardioverter-De fi brillator Implantation
GA Roth, JE Poole, R Zaha, W Zhou, J Skinner, NE Morden
Journal of the American College of Cardiology, March 2016, 67 (9), 1062-1069.

Technology Diffusion and Productivity Growth in Health Care
J Skinner, D Staiger
Review of Economics and Statistics 2015 97 (5), 951-964.

Antibiotic Use in Cold and Flu Season and Prescribing Quality
M Alsan, NE Morden, JD Gottlieb, W Zhou, J Skinner
Medical care 2015 53 (12), 1066-1071.

The Burden of Health Care Costs for Patients With Dementia in the Last 5 Years of Life
AS Kelley, K McGarry, R Gorges, JS Skinner
Annals of Internal Medicine 2015 163 (10), 729-736.

“Statins and subarachnoid hemorrhage in Medicare patients with unruptured cerebral aneurysms”
K Bekelis, J Smith, W Zhou, TA MacKenzie, DW Roberts, J Skinner, …
International Journal of Stroke 2015 10 (A100), 38-45

Are Black-White Mortality Rates Converging? Acute Myocardial Infarction in the U.S., 1993-2010
A Chandra, T Hoppenfeld, J Skinner
Insights in the Economics of Aging 10 June 2015.

Local Population Characteristics and Hemoglobin A1c Testing Rates among Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries
LC Yasaitis, T Bubolz, JS Skinner, A Chandra
PloS one 2014 9 (10), e111119.

Prescription Opioid Use Among Disabled Medicare Beneficiaries: Intensity, Trends and Regional Variation” (et al, September 2014).

Spirometry, Exacerbations and Bronchodilator Use Among COPD Patients Initiating Inhaled Corticosteroid Therapy” (et al, May 2014).

Association of Statin Use with the risk of Subarachnoid Hemmorrhage in Medicare Patients with unruptured Cerebal Aneurysms” (et al, 2014).

Fragmentation of Care and the Use of Head Computed Tomography in patients with Ischemic Stroke” (with Kimon Bekelis, David W. Roberts and Weiping Zhou, March 2014).

A Population health approach to reducing observational intensity bias in health risk adjustment: cross sectional analysis of insurance claims” (March 2014).

Association Between Physician Supply, Local Practice Norms, and Outpatient Visit Rates Medical Care“, June 2013;51(6): 524-531.

Public Financing Of The Medicare Program Will Make Its Uniform Structure Increasingly Costly To Sustain
Health Affairs, May 2013;32: 882-890.

Kelley A.S., McGarry K., Fahle S., Marshall S.M., Du Q., Skinner J.S. “Out-of-Pocket Spending in the Last Five Years of Life” Journal of General Internal Medicine Sept 5. 2012;28(2):304-9.

Impact of Payment Reform on Chemotherapy at the End of Life
Journal of Oncology Practice, May 1, 2012;18(5):: e200-8.

“Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Health Care,” (with A. Chandra) Journal of Economic Literature Journal of Economic Literature 2012, 50(3), 645–680.

Spending Differences Associated With the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration
JAMA, Sept. 12, 2012;Vol. 308, no. 10: 1015-1023.

“Decision-Making Process Reported by Medicare Patients Who Had Coronary Artery Stenting or Surgery for Prostate Cancer”.
Fowler F.J. Jr, P.M. Gallagher, J.P.W. Bynum, M.J. Barry, F.L. Lucas, J.S. Skinner
Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2012 Feb 28 [Epub ahead of print].

Donohue, J., N.E. Morden, W.F. Gellad, J.P. Bynum, W. Zhou, J.T. Hanlon, J.S. Skinner,
“Sources of Regional Variation in Medicare Part D Spending,” New England Journal of
Medicine, 366 (February 9, 2012): 530-538.

Barry M.J., P.M. Gallagher, J.S. Skinner, F.J. Fowler Jr. “Adverse effects of robotic-assisted laparoscopic versus open retropublic radical prostatectomy among a nationwide random sample of medicare-age men” Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012 Feb 10;30(5):513-8 Epub 2012 Jan 3.

Skinner J.S., J.N.Weinstein, E.S. Fisher, “Withholds to slow Medicare spending: a better deal than cuts”. Journal of American Medical Association. 2012 Jan 4;307(1):43-4.

Birkmeyer J.D., C. Gust , Dimick J.B., Birkmeyer N.J., J.S. Skinner, “Hosptial quality and the cost of inpatient surgery in the United States” Annuals of surgery. 2012 Jan; 255(1):1-5.

Chandra, A, . A.B. Jena, J.S. Skinner, “The pragmatist’s guide to comparative effectiveness research”, The Journal of Economic Perspectives: a journal of the American Economic Association, 2011 Spring; 25(2):27-46.

“Technology Growth And Expenditure Growth in Health Care”. (A. Chandra and J.S. Skinner), April 2011 NBER Working Paper No. 16953.

Geographic Variation in Diagnosis Frequency and Risk of Death among Medicare Beneficiaries
JAMA, 2010;305(11): 1113-18.

Franzini L., O. Mikhail, J.S. Skinner, “McAllen and El Paso Revisited: Medicare Variations Not Always Reflected in the Under-65 Population” Health Affairs 2010;29(12)2302-09.

Bynum J.P., E.S. Fisher, Y. Song, J.S. Skinner, A. Chandra, “Measuring Racial Disparities in the Quality of Ambulatory Diabetes Care” Medical Care 2010;48(12).

Birkmeyer J.D., C Gust, O. Baser, J.B. Dimick, J.M. Sutherland, J.S. Skinner, “Medicare Payments for Common Inpatient Procedures: Implications for Episode-based Payment Bundling” Health Services Research 2010 Aug 4.

Regional Variations in Diagnostic Practices
NEJM, 2010;363: 45-53

Skinner, J.S. , D. Staiger and E.S. Fisher, “Looking Back, Moving Forward” New England Journal of Medicine 2010 Feb 18;362(7):569-74.

Gottlieb D., W. Zhou, Y. Song., K. Gilman, J.S. Skinner, J.M. Sutherland, “Prices Don’t Drive Regional Medicare Spending Variations” Health Affairs, 2010;29(3)1-7.

Atlas S.J., T.D. Tosteson, E. A. Blood, J.S. Skinner, G.S. Pransky and J. N. Weinstein, “The Impact of Workers’ Compensation on Outcomes of Surgical and Nonoperative Therapy for Patients With a Lumbar Disc Herniation” (SPORT) Spin 2010;35:89-97.

Weinstein M.C. and J.S. Skinner, “Comparative Effectiveness and Health Care Spending-Implications for Reform” New England Journal of Medicine, 10.1056/NEJMsbo911104.

How Much Do Patients’ Preferences Contribute to Resource Use?
Health Affairs, May/June 2009;28, No. 3: 864-73.

Sutherland, J.M., E.S. Fisher, J.S. Skinner, “Getting Past Denial-The High Cost of Health Care in the United States” New England Journal of Medicine, Perspective, September 9, 2009.

Barnato, A.E., D.L. Anthony, J.S. Skinner, P.M. Gallagher, and E.S. Fisher, “Racial and Ethnic Differences in Preferences for End-of-Life Treatment,” Journal of General Internal Medicine 2009; 24(6):695-701.

Yasaitis, L., E.S. Fisher, J.S. Skinner, and A. Chandra, “Hospital Quality And Intensity of Spending: Is There An Association? Hospitals’ performance on quality of care is not associated with the intensity of their spending,” Health Affairs, 28, no. 4 (2009): w566-w572 (published online 21 May 2009; 10.1377/hlthaff.28.4.w566).

Teno, J.M., S.L. Mitchell, J.S. Skinner, S. Kuo, E.S. Fisher, O. Intrator, R. Rhodes, V. Mor, “Churning: The Association between Health Care Transitions and Feeding Tube Insertion for Nursing Home Residents with Advanced Cognitive Impairment,” Journal of Palliative Medicine, 12(4), 2009: 359-62.

Fisher, E.S., J.P. Bynum, and J.S. Skinner, “Slowing the Growth of Health Care Costs – Lessons from Regional Variation,” New England Journal of Medicine 2009;360(9):849-852.

Fisher, E. S. , M. McClellan, S. Lieberman, J. Bertko, J. Lee, J. Lewis, J.S. Skinner, “Fostering Accountable Care:  Moving Forward in Medicare,” Health Affairs 28, no. 2 (2009): w219-w231 (published online 27 January 2009; 10.1377/hlthaff.28.2.w219).

Wennberg J. E., K. Bronner, J.S. Skinner, E.S. Fisher, D. C. Goodman, “Inpatient Care Intensity And Patients’ Ratings of Their Hospital Experiences” Health Affairs 2009;28(1): 103-112.

How Much Do Patients’ Preferences Contribute to Resource Use?
Health Affairs, May/June 2009;28, No. 3: 864-73.

Racial and ethnic differences in preferences for end-of-life treatment
J Gen Intern Med., Jun. 2009;24(6): 695-701.

Relationship Between Regional Per Capita Medicare Expenditures and Patient Perceptions of Quality of Care
Journal of the American Medical Association, 2008;299: 2406-12.

Are Regional Variations in End-of-Life Care Intensity Explained by Patient Preferences?
Medical Care, May 2007;45: 386-93.