Jonathan S. Skinner

James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in Economics
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine

317 Rockefeller
HB 6106
B.A. University of Rochester
M.A. University of California Los Angeles
Ph.D. University of California Los Angeles

Selected Publications

"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)

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.

Colla C.H., Morden N.E., Skinner J.S., Hoverman R., Meara E. "Impact of Payment Reform on Chemotherapy at the End of Life" American Journal of Managed Care. 2012;18(5 Spec No.2):e200-3208.

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

Colla C.H., Wennberg D.E., Meara E., Skinner J.S., Gottlieb D., Lewis V.A., Snyder C.M., Fisher E.S. “Spending Differences Associated With the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration.” JAMA 2012;308(10):1015-1023.

Fowler F.J. Jr, P.M. Gallagher, J.P. Bynum, M.J. Barry, F.L. Lucas, J.S. Skinner, "Decision-Making Process Reported by Medicare Patients Who Had Coronary Artery Stenting or Surgery for Prostate Cancer". 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.

Welch, Gilbert H., S.M. Sharp, D.J. Gottlieb, J.S. Skinner, Wennberg J.E., "Geographic Variation in Diagnosis Frequency and Risk of Death Among Medicare Beneficiaries", 2011;305(11):1113-1118.

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.

Song Y., J.S. Skinner, J. Bynum, J. Sutherland, J.E. Wennberg, E. S. Fisher, "Regional Variations in Diagnostic Practices" New England Journal of Medicine July 1, 2010;363:45-54.

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.

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.

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Works in progress

“Technology Diffusion and Productivity Growth in Health Care” (with D Staiger) NBER working paper No:14865, April 2009.  (Under revision, Quarterly Journal of Economics).   

“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.