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Edward Norton

Funded Research:

Imaging Practices and Overdiagnosis of Thyroid Cancer (AHRQ R01) (AHRQ)

Evaluating Policies for Improving Surgical Care in the Elderly (NIA)

Effects of accountable care organizations on post-acute care (AHRQ)

Assessing the Effects of Accountable Care Organizations on Surgical Spending and Quality (AHRQ)

Population Health Strategies for Reducing Surgical Costs (AHRQ)

Will the Reach of ACOs Extend to Specialty Care? (AHRQ)

"Enhanced Recovery" Protocols and the Cost and Quality of Inpatient Surgery (NIA)

Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Variation in Emergency Department Hospitalization Practices Across the United States (AHRQ)

Accountable care organizations and the diffusion of new surgical procedures (NIA)

Medical Consultants and the Value of Hospital Care (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation)

Toward More Effective "Enhanced Recovery" Protocols for Major Surgery in Older Adults (NIA)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (RWJ)

Understanding optimal delivery systems for cancer care (NCI)

Understanding Quality and Costs in Congenital Heart Surgery (NHLBI)

Long-Term Comparative Effectiveness of the Lap Band (NIDDK)

Explaining Variation in Mortality after Pediatric Cardiac Surgery (NHLBI)

Improving Patient Decisions About Bariatric Surgery (PCORI)

Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis of Tobacco Regulation (NCI)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (RWJ)

Causes and Consequences of Health Care Efficiency (NIA)

Scholars in Health Policy Research Program (RWJ)

Understanding variation in treatment intensity of poor prognosis cancers (AHRQ)

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health.

Professor, Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Norton's research interests in health economics include long-term care and aging, econometrics, and the use of biomarkers in social science research. Dr. Norton has led several studies of the economics of long-term care and aging. He has studied how nursing home reimbursement affects quality and cost of care, the extent of adverse selection and the bequest motive in the private long-term care insurance market, and the behavioral effect of Medicaid long-term care insurance on residents who enter a nursing home as private payers.

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Journal Articles

Levy, Helen, Edward Norton, and Jeffrey A. Smith. Forthcoming. "Tobacco Regulation and Cost-Benefit Analysis: How Should We Value Foregone Consumer Surplus?" American Journal of Health Economics. Abstract.

Jenkins, Peter C., Caroline R. Richardson, Edward Norton, Colin R. Cooke, Mousumi Banerjee, Avery B. Nathens, and Mark R. Hemmila. 2015. "Trauma Surge Index: Advancing the Measurement of Trauma Surges and Their Influence on Mortality." Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 221(3): 729-738.e1. DOI. Abstract.

Kim, Hyunjee, and Edward Norton. 2015. "Effects of the Ten Percent Cap in Medicare Home Health Care on Treatment Intensity and Patient Discharge Status." Health Services Research, 50(5): 1606-1627. DOI. Abstract.

Belotti, Federico, Partha Deb, Willard G. Manning, and Edward Norton. 2015. "twopm: Two-part models." Stata Journal, 15(1): 3-20. Abstract.

Kim, Hyunjee, and Edward Norton. 2015. "Practice patterns among entrants and incumbents in the home health market after the prospective payment system was implemented." Health Economics, 24: 118-131. DOI. Abstract.

Do, Y., Edward Norton, S. Stearns, and C. Van Houtven. 2015. "Informal care and caregiver's health." Health Economics, 24(2): 224-237. PMCID: PMC4201633. DOI. Abstract.

Norton, Edward, Nathan W. Carroll, Morgen M. Miller, Kasey Coyne, Jason J. Wang, and Lawrence C. Kleinman. 2014. "Computing risk ratios from data with complex survey design." Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology, 14(1-2): 3-14. DOI. Abstract.

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