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    Hal Luft, PhD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentIHPS (Health Policy Studies)
    Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone650-853-4821

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      Implementation Science, General delivery system issues, Clinic, Provider incentives and information feedback, Payment changes for ambulatory care, Information feedback on provider performance, Interdisciplinary research collaboration, Implementation & dissemination science listservs

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      1. Tai-Seale M, Wilson CJ, Stone A, Durbin M, Luft HS. Patients' body mass index and blood pressure over time: diagnoses, treatments, and the effects of comorbidities. Med Care. 2014 Mar; 52 Suppl 3:S110-7.
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      2. Kurian AW, Mitani A, Desai M, Yu PP, Seto T, Weber SC, Olson C, Kenkare P, Gomez SL, de Bruin MA, Horst K, Belkora J, May SG, Frosch DL, Blayney DW, Luft HS, Das AK. Breast cancer treatment across health care systems: Linking electronic medical records and state registry data to enable outcomes research. Cancer. 2014 Jan 1; 120(1):103-11.
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      3. Chung S, Eaton LJ, Luft HS. Standardizing primary care physician panels: is age and sex good enough? Am J Manag Care. 2012 Jul; 18(7):e262-8.
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      4. Luft HS. Commentary: Protecting human subjects and their data in multi-site research. Med Care. 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S74-6.
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      5. McNair PD, Luft HS. Enhancing Medicare's Hospital-Acquired Conditions Policy to Encompass Readmissions. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2012; 2(2).
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      6. Luft HS. Assignment, attribution, and accountability: new responsibilities and relationships in accountable care organizations. Virtual Mentor. 2012 May; 14(5):407-10.
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      7. Luft HS. Advancing public reporting through a new 'aggregator' to standardize data collection on providers' cost and quality. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Mar; 31(3):619-26.
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      8. Luft HS. From small area variations to accountable care organizations: how health services research can inform policy. Annu Rev Public Health. 2012 Apr; 33:377-92.
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      9. Diamond LC, Luft HS, Chung S, Jacobs EA. "Does this doctor speak my language?" Improving the characterization of physician non-English language skills. Health Serv Res. 2012 Feb; 47(1 Pt 2):556-69.
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      10. Luft HS. Health reform: avoiding the backlash. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2011 Jun; 36(3):485-90.
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      11. Luft HS. Becoming accountable—opportunities and obstacles for ACOs. N Engl J Med. 2010 Oct 7; 363(15):1389-91.
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      12. Luft HS. Data and methods to facilitate delivery system reform: harnessing collective intelligence to learn from positive deviance. Health Serv Res. 2010 Oct; 45(5 Pt 2):1570-80.
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      13. Luft HS, Eaton LJ. Physician cost profiling. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jul 29; 363(5):491; author reply 492-3.
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      14. Minott J, Helms D, Luft H, Guterman S, Weil H. The group employed model as a foundation for health care delivery reform. Issue Brief (Commonw Fund). 2010 Apr; 83:1-24.
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      15. Chung S, Palaniappan LP, Trujillo LM, Rubin HR, Luft HS. Effect of physician-specific pay-for-performance incentives in a large group practice. Am J Manag Care. 2010 Feb; 16(2):e35-42.
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      16. Chung S, Palaniappan L, Wong E, Rubin H, Luft H. Does the frequency of pay-for-performance payment matter?--Experience from a randomized trial. Health Serv Res. 2010 Apr; 45(2):553-64.
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      17. Coffman JM, Hong MK, Aubry WM, Luft HS, Yelin E. Translating medical effectiveness research into policy: lessons from the California Health Benefits Review Program. Milbank Q. 2009 Dec; 87(4):863-902.
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      18. McNair PD, Luft HS, Bindman AB. Medicare's policy not to pay for treating hospital-acquired conditions: the impact. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Sep-Oct; 28(5):1485-93.
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      19. Luft HS. Health care reform--toward more freedom, and responsibility, for physicians. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 6; 361(6):623-8.
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      20. Luft HS. Economic incentives to promote innovation in healthcare delivery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Oct; 467(10):2497-505.
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      21. Sakowski JA, Kahn JG, Kronick RG, Newman JM, Luft HS. Peering into the black box: billing and insurance activities in a medical group. Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Jul-Aug; 28(4):w544-54.
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      22. Arrow K, Auerbach A, Bertko J, Brownlee S, Casalino LP, Cooper J, Crosson FJ, Enthoven A, Falcone E, Feldman RC, Fuchs VR, Garber AM, Gold MR, Goldman D, Hadfield GK, Hall MA, Horwitz RI, Hooven M, Jacobson PD, Jost TS, Kotlikoff LJ, Levin J, Levine S, Levy R, Linscott K, Luft HS, Mashal R, McFadden D, Mechanic D, Meltzer D, Newhouse JP, Noll RG, Pietzsch JB, Pizzo P, Reischauer RD, Rosenbaum S, Sage W, Schaeffer LD, Sheen E, Silber BM, Skinner J, Shortell SM, Thier SO, Tunis S, Wulsin L, Yock P, Nun GB, Bryan S, Luxenburg O, van de Ven WP. Toward a 21st-century health care system: recommendations for health care reform. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Apr 7; 150(7):493-5.
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      23. Luft HS, Bunker JP, Enthoven AC. Should operations be regionalized? The empirical relation between surgical volume and mortality. 1979. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2007 Apr; 457:3-9.
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      24. Luft HS. Universal health care coverage: a potential hybrid solution. JAMA. 2007 Mar 14; 297(10):1115-8.
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      25. Luft HS. What works and what doesn't work well in the US healthcare system. Pharmacoeconomics. 2006 Dec; 24 Suppl 2:15-28.
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      26. Sassi F, Luft HS, Guadagnoli E. Reducing racial/ethnic disparities in female breast cancer: screening rates and stage at diagnosis. Am J Public Health. 2006 Dec; 96(12):2165-72.
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      27. Luft HS. Clinical performance measures and medical malpractice. JAMA. 2006 Oct 4; 296(13):1589; author reply 1589-9.
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      28. Luft HS, Flood AB, Escarce JJ. New policy on disclosures at Health Services Research. Health Serv Res. 2006 Oct; 41(5):1721-32.
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      29. Laugesen MJ, Paul RR, Luft HS, Aubry W, Ganiats TG. A comparative analysis of mandated benefit laws, 1949-2002. Health Serv Res. 2006 Jun; 41(3 Pt 2):1081-103.
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      30. Luft HS, Rappaport KM, Yelin EH, Aubry WM. Evaluating medical effectiveness for the california health benefits review program. Health Serv Res. 2006 Jun; 41(3 Pt 2):1007-26.
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      31. Resneck J, Luft H. How health policy and health services researchers are compensated: analysis of a nationwide salary survey. Med Care Res Rev. 2004 Sep; 61(3):392-408.
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      32. Luft HS. Focusing on the dependent variable: comments on "Opportunities and challenges for measuring cost, quality, and clinical effectiveness in health care," by Paul A. Fishman, Mark C. Hornbrook, Richard T. Meenan, and Michael J. Goodman. Med Care Res Rev. 2004 Sep; 61(3 Suppl):144S-50S.
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      33. Luft HS. From the Editors: Perspectives on turnaround time. Health Serv Res. 2004 Feb; 39(1):1-6.
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      34. Luft HS, Dudley RA. Assessing risk-adjustment approaches under non-random selection. Inquiry. 2004; 41(2):203-17.
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      35. Luft HS, Dudley RA. Measuring quality in modern managed care. Health Serv Res. 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1373-9.
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      36. Luft HS. Special issues, special sections--special consideration? Health Serv Res. 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1379-83.
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      37. Luft HS. From observing the relationship between volume and outcome to making policy recommendations: comments on Sheikh. Med Care. 2003 Oct; 41(10):1118-22; discussion 1123-6.
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      38. Flood AB, Luft HS. Tribute to John M. Eisenberg. Health Serv Res. 2003 Aug; 38(4):993-8.
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      39. Luft HS. Variations in patterns of care and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction for Medicare beneficiaries in fee-for-service and HMO settings. Health Serv Res. 2003 Aug; 38(4):1065-79.
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      40. Dudley RA, Medlin CA, Hammann LB, Cisternas MG, Brand R, Rennie DJ, Luft HS. The best of both worlds? Potential of hybrid prospective/concurrent risk adjustment. Med Care. 2003 Jan; 41(1):56-69.
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      41. Miller RH, Luft HS. HMO plan performance update: an analysis of the literature, 1997-2001. Health Aff (Millwood). 2002 Jul-Aug; 21(4):63-86.
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      42. Luft HS. The role of perspective. Health Serv Res. 2002 Apr; 37(2):245-50.
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      43. Luft HS. It's in the air: managed care and spillover effects. Am J Med. 2002 Feb 15; 112(3):240-1.
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      44. Luft HS. Better for whom? Policy implications of acting on the relation between volume and outcome in coronary artery bypass grafting. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2001 Dec; 38(7):1931-3.
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      45. Mehrotra A, Dudley RA, Luft HS. What's behind the health expenditure trends? Annu Rev Public Health. 2003; 24:385-412.
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      46. Luft HS. Context and community. Health Serv Res. 2001 Aug; 36(4):665-70.
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      47. Roth C, Schricker M, Lakomek M, Strege A, Heiden I, Luft H, Munzel U, Wuttke W, Jarry H. Autoregulation of the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) system during puberty: effects of antagonistic versus agonistic GnRH analogs in a female rat model. J Endocrinol. 2001 May; 169(2):361-71.
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      48. Dudley RA, Luft HS. Managed care in transition. N Engl J Med. 2001 Apr 5; 344(14):1087-92.
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      49. Roth C, Leonhardt S, Seidel C, Luft H, Wuttke W, Jarry H. Comparative analysis of different puberty inhibiting mechanisms of two GnRH agonists and the GnRH antagonist cetrorelix using a female rat model. Pediatr Res. 2000 Oct; 48(4):468-74.
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      50. Miller RH, Luft HS. A reply to Sullivan's reanalysis of managed care plan performance since 1980. Am J Public Health. 2000 Jun; 90(6):984-5; discussion 985-6.
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      51. Rennie D, Luft HS. Pharmacoeconomic analyses: making them transparent, making them credible. JAMA. 2000 Apr 26; 283(16):2158-60.
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      52. Dudley RA, Bowers LV, Luft HS. Reconciling quality measurement with financial risk adjustment in health plans. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 2000 Mar; 26(3):137-46.
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      53. Luft HS. Identifying and assessing the null hypothesis. Health Serv Res. 2000 Feb; 34(6):1265-71.
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      54. Leonhardt S, Böning B, Luft H, Wuttke W, Jarry H. Activation of gene expression of the gamma-aminobutyric acid rather than the glutamatergic system in the preoptic area during the preovulatory gonadotropin surge of the rat. Neuroendocrinology. 2000 Jan; 71(1):8-15.
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      55. Dudley RA, Landon BE, Rubin HR, Keating NL, Medlin CA, Luft HS. Assessing the relationship between quality of care and the characteristics of health care organizations. Med Care Res Rev. 2000; 57 Suppl 2:116-35.
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      56. Luft HS. Why are physicians so upset about managed care? J Health Polit Policy Law. 1999 Oct; 24(5):957-66.
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      57. Dudley RA, Luft HS. Goals, targets, and tactics: making health care policy decisions explicit. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1999 Aug; 24(4):705-13.
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      58. Leonhardt S, Shahab M, Luft H, Wuttke W, Jarry H. Reduction of luteinzing hormone secretion induced by long-term feed restriction in male rats is associated with increased expression of GABA-synthesizing enzymes without alterations of GnRH gene expression. J Neuroendocrinol. 1999 Aug; 11(8):613-9.
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      59. Dudley RA, Rennie DJ, Luft HS. Population choice and variable selection in the estimation and application of risk models. Inquiry. 1999; 36(2):200-11.
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      60. Luft HS. Pushing good research to go farther. Health Serv Res. 1998 Dec; 33(5 Pt 1):1185-90.
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      61. Hricak H, Yu KK, Dudley A, Scheidler J, Luft HS. Subspecialty care in radiology: oncologic imaging. Acad Radiol. 1998 Sep; 5 Suppl 2:S288-90.
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      62. Hughes DC, Luft HS. Managed care and children: an overview. Future Child. 1998 Summer-Fall; 8(2):25-38.
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      63. Phillips KA, Homan RK, Hiatt PH, Luft HS, Kearney TE, Heard SE, Olson KR. The costs and outcomes of restricting public access to poison control centers. Results from a natural experiment. Med Care. 1998 Mar; 36(3):271-80.
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      64. Luft HS. Medicare and managed care. Annu Rev Public Health. 1998; 19:459-75.
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      65. Dudley RA, Miller RH, Korenbrot TY, Luft HS. The impact of financial incentives on quality of health care. Milbank Q. 1998; 76(4):649-86, 511.
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      66. Luft HS. The Baxter Allegiance Foundation Prize for Health Services Research Address. Statistics, tears, stories, and policy proposals: addressing the problems of risk adjustment. J Health Adm Educ. 1998; 16(3):339-51.
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      67. Phillips KA, Luft HS. The policy implications of using hospital and physician volumes as "indicators" of quality of care in a changing health care environment. Int J Qual Health Care. 1997 Oct; 9(5):341-8.
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      68. Miller RH, Luft HS. Does managed care lead to better or worse quality of care? Health Aff (Millwood). 1997 Sep-Oct; 16(5):7-25.
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      69. Rosenkranz SL, Luft HS. Expenditure models for prospective risk adjustment: choosing the measure appropriate for the problem. Med Care Res Rev. 1997 Jun; 54(2):123-43; discussion 144-9.
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      70. Phillips KA, Homan RK, Luft HS, Hiatt PH, Olson KR, Kearney TE, Heard SE. Willingness to pay for poison control centers. J Health Econ. 1997 Jun; 16(3):343-57.
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      71. Grumbach K, Vranizan K, Rennie D, Luft HS. Charges for obstetric liability insurance and discontinuation of obstetric practice in New York. J Fam Pract. 1997 Jan; 44(1):61-70.
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      72. Luce JM, Thiel GD, Holland MR, Swig L, Currin SA, Luft HS. Use of risk-adjusted outcome data for quality improvement by public hospitals. West J Med. 1996 May; 164(5):410-4.
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      73. Phillips KA, Luft HS, Ritchie JL. Coronary angioplasty procedure volume and major complications. JAMA. 1996 Feb 28; 275(8):595; author reply 596.
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      74. Miller RH, Lipton HL, Duke KS, Luft HS. The San Diego health care system: a snapshot of change. Health Aff (Millwood). 1996; 15(1):224-9.
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      75. Luft HS. Modifying managed competition to address cost and quality. Health Aff (Millwood). 1996; 15(1):23-38.
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      76. Luft HS, Greenlick MR. The contribution of group- and staff-model HMOs to American medicine. Milbank Q. 1996; 74(4):445-67.
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      77. Romano PS, Zach A, Luft HS, Rainwater J, Remy LL, Campa D. The California Hospital Outcomes Project: using administrative data to compare hospital performance. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1995 Dec; 21(12):668-82.
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      78. Luft HS, Parker JD. Volume and mortality in coronary artery bypass grafting. BMJ. 1995 Nov 11; 311(7015):1304-5.
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      79. Phibbs CS, Luft HS. Correlation of travel time on roads versus straight line distance. Med Care Res Rev. 1995 Nov; 52(4):532-42.
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      80. Grumbach K, Anderson GM, Luft HS, Roos LL, Brook R. Regionalization of cardiac surgery in the United States and Canada. Geographic access, choice, and outcomes. JAMA. 1995 Oct 25; 274(16):1282-8.
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      81. Luft HS. HMOs, market competition, and premium cost. J Health Econ. 1995 May; 14(1):115-9.
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      82. Phillips KA, Luft HS, Ritchie JL. The association of hospital volumes of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with adverse outcomes, length of stay, and charges in California. Med Care. 1995 May; 33(5):502-14.
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      83. Miller RH, Luft HS. Estimating health expenditure growth under managed competition. Science, simulations, and scenarios. JAMA. 1995 Feb 22; 273(8):656-62.
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      84. Garnick DW, DeLong ER, Luft HS. Measuring hospital mortality rates: are 30-day data enough? Ischemic Heart Disease Patient Outcomes Research Team. Health Serv Res. 1995 Feb; 29(6):679-95.
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      85. Luft HS. Potential methods to reduce risk selection and its effects. Inquiry. 1995; 32(1):23-32.
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      86. Kahn JG, Luft H, Smith MD. HIV risk adjustment: issues and proposed approaches. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1995; 8 Suppl 1:S53-66.
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      87. Giacomini M, Luft HS, Robinson JC. Risk adjusting community rated health plan premiums: a survey of risk assessment literature and policy applications. Annu Rev Public Health. 1995; 16:401-30.
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      88. Miller RH, Luft HS. Managed care plan performance since 1980. A literature analysis. JAMA. 1994 May 18; 271(19):1512-9.
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      89. Romano PS, Roos LL, Luft HS, Jollis JG, Doliszny K. A comparison of administrative versus clinical data: coronary artery bypass surgery as an example. Ischemic Heart Disease Patient Outcomes Research Team. J Clin Epidemiol. 1994 Mar; 47(3):249-60.
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      90. Miller RH, Luft HS. Managed care plans: characteristics, growth, and premium performance. Annu Rev Public Health. 1994; 15:437-59.
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      91. Ritchie JL, Phillips KA, Luft HS. Coronary angioplasty. Statewide experience in California. Circulation. 1993 Dec; 88(6):2735-43.
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      92. Radany MH, Luft HS. Estimating hospital admission patterns using Medicare data. Soc Sci Med. 1993 Dec; 37(12):1431-9.
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      93. Luft HS, Brown BW. Calculating the probability of rare events: why settle for an approximation? Health Serv Res. 1993 Oct; 28(4):419-39.
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      94. Soffel D, Luft HS. Anatomy of health care reform proposals. West J Med. 1993 Oct; 159(4):494-500.
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      95. Luft HS, Romano PS. Chance, continuity, and change in hospital mortality rates. Coronary artery bypass graft patients in California hospitals, 1983 to 1989. JAMA. 1993 Jul 21; 270(3):331-7.
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      96. Phibbs CS, Mark DH, Luft HS, Peltzman-Rennie DJ, Garnick DW, Lichtenberg E, McPhee SJ. Choice of hospital for delivery: a comparison of high-risk and low-risk women. Health Serv Res. 1993 Jun; 28(2):201-22.
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      97. Yip W, Luft HS. Border crossing for hospital care and its implications for the use of statewide data. Soc Sci Med. 1993 Jun; 36(11):1455-65.
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      98. Anderson GM, Grumbach K, Luft HS, Roos LL, Mustard C, Brook R. Use of coronary artery bypass surgery in the United States and Canada. Influence of age and income. JAMA. 1993 Apr 7; 269(13):1661-6.
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      99. Miller RH, Luft HS. Managed care: past evidence and potential trends. Front Health Serv Manage. 1993; 9(3):3-37; discussion 53-4.
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      100. Robinson JC, Gardner LB, Luft HS. Health plan switching in anticipation of increased medical care utilization. Med Care. 1993 Jan; 31(1):43-51.
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      101. Lee PR, Soffel D, Luft HS. Costs and coverage. Pressures toward health care reform. West J Med. 1992 Nov; 157(5):576-83.
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      102. Luft HS, Garnick DW, Phibbs CS, Peltzman DJ, Lichtenberg E, McPhee SJ. Modeling the effect of hospital charges and quality on choice. J Health Care Mark. 1991 Sep; 11(3):2-11.
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      103. Hughes RG, Luft HS. Service patterns in local hospital markets: complementarity or medical arms race? Health Serv Manage Res. 1991 Jul; 4(2):131-9.
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      104. Miller RH, Luft HS. Diversity and transition in health insurance plans. Health Aff (Millwood). 1991; 10(4):37-47.
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      105. Luft HS. Translating the U.S. HMO experience to other health systems. Health Aff (Millwood). 1991; 10(3):172-86.
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      106. Robinson JC, Luft HS, Gardner LB, Morrison EM. A method for risk-adjusting employer contributions to competing health insurance plans. Inquiry. 1991; 28(2):107-16.
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      107. Luft HS, Katz PP, Pinney DG. Risk factors for hospital malpractice exposure: implications for managers and insurers. Law Contemp Probl. 1991 Winter-Spring; 54(1-2):Spring 43-64.
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      108. Hughes RG, Luft HS. Keeping up with the Joneses: the influence of public and proprietary neighbours on voluntary hospitals. Health Serv Manage Res. 1990 Nov; 3(3):173-81.
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      109. Neun H, Sandweg R, Luft H, Kleineidam B, Krause WH. [Psychosomatic rehabilitation]. Offentl Gesundheitswes. 1990 Oct; 52(10):598-601.
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      110. Garnick DW, Luft HS, Gardner LB, Morrison EM, Barrett M, O'Neil A, Harvey B. Services and charges by PPO physicians for PPO and indemnity patients. An episode of care comparison. Med Care. 1990 Oct; 28(10):894-906.
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      111. Luft HS, Garnick DW, Mark DH, Peltzman DJ, Phibbs CS, Lichtenberg E, McPhee SJ. Does quality influence choice of hospital? JAMA. 1990 Jun 6; 263(21):2899-906.
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      112. Morrison EM, Luft HS. Health maintenance organization environments in the 1980s and beyond. Health Care Financ Rev. 1990; 12(1):81-90.
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      113. Garnick DW, Luft HS, McPhee SJ, Mark DH. Surgeon volume vs hospital volume: which matters more? JAMA. 1989 Jul 28; 262(4):547-8.
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      114. Garnick DW, Lichtenberg E, Phibbs CS, Luft HS, Peltzman DJ, McPhee SJ. The sensitivity of conditional choice models for hospital care to estimation technique. J Health Econ. 1989; 8(4):377-97.
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      115. Robinson JC, Luft HS. Competition, regulation, and hospital costs, 1982 to 1986. JAMA. 1988 Nov 11; 260(18):2676-81.
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      116. Hughes RG, Garnick DW, Luft HS, McPhee SJ, Hunt SS. Hospital volume and patient outcomes. The case of hip fracture patients. Med Care. 1988 Nov; 26(11):1057-67.
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      117. Luft HS. How hospital competition fueled the medical arms race. Trustee. 1988 Jul; 41(7):18.
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      118. Robinson JC, Luft HS, McPhee SJ, Hunt SS. Hospital competition and surgical length of stay. JAMA. 1988 Feb 5; 259(5):696-700.
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      119. Luft HS, Garnick DW, Hughes RG, Hunt SS, McPhee SJ, Robinson JC. Hospital competition, cost, and medical practice. J Med Pract Manage. 1988; 4(1):10-5.
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      120. Luft HS, Miller RH. Patient selection in a competitive health care system. Health Aff (Millwood). 1988; 7(3):97-119.
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      121. Luft HS. HMOs and the quality of care. Inquiry. 1988; 25(1):147-56.
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      122. Robinson JC, Luft HS. Competition and the cost of hospital care, 1972 to 1982. JAMA. 1987 Jun 19; 257(23):3241-5.
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      123. Luft HS, Hunt SS, Maerki SC. The volume-outcome relationship: practice-makes-perfect or selective-referral patterns? Health Serv Res. 1987 Jun; 22(2):157-82.
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      124. Hughes RG, Hunt SS, Luft HS. Effects of surgeon volume and hospital volume on quality of care in hospitals. Med Care. 1987 Jun; 25(6):489-503.
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      125. Garnick DW, Luft HS, Robinson JC, Tetreault J. Appropriate measures of hospital market areas. Health Serv Res. 1987 Apr; 22(1):69-89.
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      126. Rosenfeld K, Luft HS, Garnick DW, McPhee SJ. Changes in patient characteristics and surgical outcomes for coronary artery bypass surgery 1972-82. Am J Public Health. 1987 Apr; 77(4):498-500.
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      127. Showstack JA, Rosenfeld KE, Garnick DW, Luft HS, Schaffarzick RW, Fowles J. Association of volume with outcome of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Scheduled vs nonscheduled operations. JAMA. 1987 Feb 13; 257(6):785-9.
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      128. Showstack JA, Garnick DW, Rosenfeld KE, Luft HS, Schaffarzick RW, Tunis S, Fowles J. Episode-of-care physician payment: a study of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Inquiry. 1987; 24(4):376-83.
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      129. Freeland MS, Hunt SS, Luft HS. Selective contracting for hospital care based on volume, quality, and price: prospects, problems, and unanswered questions. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1987; 12(3):409-26.
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      130. Luft HS. Reimbursement: and the winner is... Healthc Exec. 1986 Nov-Dec; 1(7):24-6.
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      131. Luft HS. Health services research as a scientific process: the metamorphosis of an empirical research project from grant proposal to final report. Health Serv Res. 1986 Oct; 21(4):563-84.
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      132. Luft HS, Hunt SS. Evaluating individual hospital quality through outcome statistics. JAMA. 1986 May 23-30; 255(20):2780-4.
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      133. Maerki SC, Luft HS, Hunt SS. Selecting categories of patients for regionalization. Implications of the relationship between volume and outcome. Med Care. 1986 Feb; 24(2):148-58.
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      134. Luft HS, Arno P. Impact of increasing physician supply: a scenario for the future. Health Aff (Millwood). 1986; 5(4):31-46.
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      135. Luft HS, Robinson JC, Garnick DW, Maerki SC, McPhee SJ. The role of specialized clinical services in competition among hospitals. Inquiry. 1986; 23(1):83-94.
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      136. Luft HS, Robinson JC, Garnick DW, Hughes RG, McPhee SJ, Hunt SS, Showstack J. Hospital behavior in a local market context. Med Care Rev. 1986; 43(2):217-51.
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      137. Luft HS. Compensating for biased selection in health insurance. Milbank Q. 1986; 64(4):566-91.
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      138. Luft HS, Maerki SC, Trauner JB. The competitive effects of health maintenance organizations: another look at the evidence from Hawaii, Rochester, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1986; 10(4):625-58.
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      139. Garnick DW, Luft HS, Hunt SS. Office visit patterns in physician group practices. GHAA J. 1986; 7(2):13-21.
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      140. Robinson JC, Luft HS. The impact of hospital market structure on patient volume, average length of stay, and the cost of care. J Health Econ. 1985 Dec; 4(4):333-56.
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      141. Luft HS. HMOs: friends or foes? Bus Health. 1985 Dec; 3(2):5-9.
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      142. Luft HS. From policy question to empirical answers. J Health Econ. 1985 Dec; 4(4):381-6.
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      143. Luft HS. Competition and regulation. Med Care. 1985 May; 23(5):383-400.
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      144. Luft HS. Regionalization of medical care. Am J Public Health. 1985 Feb; 75(2):125-6.
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      145. Luft HS, Trauner JB, Maerki SC. Adverse selection in a large, multiple-option health benefits program: a case study of the California public employees' retirement system. Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res. 1985; 6:197-229.
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      146. Luft HS. For-profit hospitals: a cost problem or solution? Bus Health. 1985 Jan-Feb; 2(3):13-6.
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      147. Luft HS. Medical care in a changing economic environment. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 1985; 48(1):2-5.
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      148. Luft HS. On the use of vouchers for Medicare. Milbank Mem Fund Q Health Soc. 1984; 62(2):237-50.
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      149. Luft HS. Variations in clinical practice patterns. Arch Intern Med. 1983 Oct; 143(10):1861-2.
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      150. Luft HS. The Professional Activity Study of the Commission on Hospital and Professional Activities: a user's perspective. Health Serv Res. 1983; 18(2 Pt 2):349-52.
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      151. Bunker JP, Luft HS, Enthoven A. Should surgery be regionalized? Surg Clin North Am. 1982 Aug; 62(4):657-68.
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      152. Luft HS, Maerki SC. Duplicate health insurance coverage: determinants of variation across states. Health Care Financ Rev. 1982 Jun; 3(4):45-66.
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      153. Luft HS. Selection and competitive effects of Health Maintenance Organizations. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1982; 387:125-30.
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      154. Luft HS. Response to McClure. On the potential failure of good ideas: an interview with the originator of Murphy's Law. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1982; 7(1):45-53.
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      155. Luft HS. Health maintenance organizations and the rationing of medical care. Milbank Mem Fund Q Health Soc. 1982; 60(2):268-306.
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      156. Luft HS. Diverging trends in hospitalization: fact or artifact? Med Care. 1981 Oct; 19(10):979-94.
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      157. Luft HS. The relation between surgical volume and mortality: an exploration of causal factors and alternative models. Med Care. 1980 Sep; 18(9):940-59.
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      158. Luft HS. Assessing the evidence on HMO performance. Milbank Mem Fund Q Health Soc. 1980; 58(4):501-36.
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      159. Luft HS. Trends in medical care costs. Do HMOs lower the rate of growth? Med Care. 1980 Jan; 18(1):1-16.
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      160. Luft HS. HMOs and the medical care market. Socioecon Issues Health. 1980; 85-102.
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      161. Luft HS, Crane S. Regionalization of services within a multihospital health maintenance organization. Health Serv Res. 1980; 15(3):231-47.
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      162. Luft H. HMO performance: current knowledge and questions for the 1980s. A research agenda considered. Group Health J. 1980; 1(1):34-40.
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      163. Luft HS, Bunker JP, Enthoven AC. Should operations be regionalized? The empirical relation between surgical volume and mortality. N Engl J Med. 1979 Dec 20; 301(25):1364-9.
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      164. Luft HS, Frisvold GA. Decisionmaking in regional health planning agencies. J Health Polit Policy Law. 1979; 4(2):250-72.
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      165. Luft HS. How do health-maintenance organizations achieve their "savings"? N Engl J Med. 1978 Jun 15; 298(24):1336-43.
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      166. Luft HS. Why do HMOs seem to provide more health maintenance services? Milbank Mem Fund Q Health Soc. 1978; 56(2):140-68.
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      167. DeBusk RF, Domanico L, Luft HS, Harrison DC. Return to work following myocardial infarction: a medical and economic critique of the work evaluation unit. J Chronic Dis. 1977 Jun; 30(6):325-30.
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      168. Luft HS. National health care expenditures: Where do the dollars go? Inquiry. 1976 Dec; 13(4):344-63.
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      169. Luft HS, Hershey JC, Morrell J. Factors affecting the use of physician services in a rural community. Am J Public Health. 1976 Sep; 66(9):865-71.
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      170. Luft HS. Benefit-cost analysis and public policy implementation: from normative to positive analysis. Public Policy. 1976; 24(4):437-62.
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      171. Hershey JC, Luft HS, Gianaris JM. Making sense out of utilization data. Med Care. 1975 Oct; 13(10):838-54.
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      172. Luft HS. Household surveys and causes and consequences of disability. J Occup Med. 1975 Mar; 17(3):173-6.
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      173. Kavet J, Luft HS. The implications of the PSRO legislation for the teaching hospital sector. J Med Educ. 1974 Apr; 49(4):321-30.
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      174. Luft H, Klimpel L, Krüger G, Thiele G. [Selective organ hypothermia in the lower pelvis in acute adnexitis]. Dtsch Gesundheitsw. 1971 Apr 8; 26(15):698-702.
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      175. Luft H. [Evaluation of ovarian tumors in ectopic pregnancy]. Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 1970 Aug; 30(8):759-63.
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      176. Klimpel L, Luft H, Leske G. [Selective vaginal hypothermia in inflammational adnexeal processes. (Preliminary report)]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1970 Jun 20; 92(25):785-95.
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      177. Luft H. [Long term observations of ovarian tumors in pregnancy]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1969 Nov 1; 91(44):1447-54.
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      178. Klimpel L, Leske G, Luft H. [Urogenital temperature measurings during abdominal ice bag application]. Dtsch Gesundheitsw. 1969 Oct 16; 24(42):2000-4.
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      179. Luft H. [Family planning following abortion for decrease of peripartal mortality]. Z Arztl Fortbild (Jena). 1969 Feb 15; 63(4):227-31.
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      180. Luft H. [Relations between hypophyseal tumors and pregnancy]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1968 Nov 2; 90(44):1501-5.
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      181. Luft H. [Reanimation of asphyctic premature infants with the Digby-Leigh valve]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1965 Oct 30; 87(44):1525-31.
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      182. LUFT H. [TREATMENT OF URINATION DISORDERS AFTER GYNECOLOGICAL OPERATIONS IWTH KALYMIN]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1964 May 23; 86:724-9.
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      183. LUFT H. [PUERPERAL DEPRESSION. CLINICAL ASPECTS AND PATHOGENETIC FACTORS]. Nervenarzt. 1964 May; 35:185-94.
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      184. LUFT H. [FEMORAL NERVE PARALYSIS BY OVERSTRETCHING. REPORT ON A CASE AND THOUGHTS ON ITS PATHOGENESIS]. Nervenarzt. 1963 Oct; 34:457-9.
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      185. LUFT H. [Choice of anesthetic and prevention of asphyxia in obstetrical operations]. Z Arztl Fortbild (Jena). 1963 Feb 15; 57:215-8.
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      186. LUFT H. [Electrophonocardiogram as a criterion of the effect of anesthetic on the child in cesarean section]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1962 Oct 20; 84:1650-7.
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      187. LUFT H. [Studies on the failures in psychoprophylactic preparation for labor]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1962 Jan 27; 84:118-24.
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      188. LUFT H. [Transference psychoses. On delusional--hallucinatory crises in the course of psychotherapeutic treatments]. Nervenarzt. 1961 May; 32:199-210.
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      189. SCHEFFLER W, LUFT H. [Contribution to the therapy of hemolytic transfusion accidents]. Munch Med Wochenschr. 1960 Nov 18; 102:2357-9.
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      190. LUFT H. [Choice of the delivery method in heart defects]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1960 Aug 27; 82:1329-34.
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      191. LUFT H. [Intubation anesthesia in cesarean section with change of placenta permeability]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1959 Apr 25; 81(17):645-9.
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      192. LUFT H. [Studies on maternal mortality in the Women's Hospital of Karl Marx Stadt; occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the hospital]. Zentralbl Gynakol. 1958 Oct 4; 80(40):1592-8.
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