Christopher Ody

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Research Interests

His research focuses on health-care economics and the industrial organization of the health-care market. He has studied the consequences of horizontal and vertical changes in market structure in a number of health-care sectors, the reactions of nonprofit hospitals to wealth shocks, and the effects of the macroeconomy on health-care spending.

Education/Academic qualification

Management & Strategy, PhD, Northwestern University

… → 2012

Economics, BA, Haverford College

… → 2004

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Grants 2017 2018

Uncompensated Care
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Financial Management

Research Output 2004 2019

5 Citations (Scopus)

Decreases in readmissions credited to Medicare's program to reduce hospital readmissions have been overstated

Ody, C., Msall, L., Dafny, L. S., Grabowski, D. C. & Cutler, D. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Health Affairs. 38, 1, p. 36-43 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Readmission
Control Groups
Drug Utilization
Prescription Drugs
Pharmaceutical Preparations
3 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of hospital acquisitions of physician practices on prices and spending

Capps, C., Dranove, D. S. & Ody, C., May 1 2018, In : Journal of Health Economics. 59, p. 139-152 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Care Physicians
1 Citation (Scopus)
Stock market
Cost shifting
7 Citations (Scopus)

Narrow networks on the health insurance marketplaces: Prevalence, pricing, and the cost of network breadth

Dafny, L. S., Hendel, I. E., Marone, V. & Ody, C., Sep 1 2017, In : Health Affairs. 36, 9, p. 1606-1614 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Insurance Exchanges
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Costs and Cost Analysis