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Hal Luft, PhD

Title(s)Professor Emeritus, Institute for Health Policy Studies
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone650-853-4821
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    1. Marafino BJ, Park M, Davies JM, Thombley R, Luft HS, Sing DC, Kazi DS, DeJong C, Boscardin WJ, Dean ML, Dudley RA. Validation of Prediction Models for Critical Care Outcomes Using Natural Language Processing of Electronic Health Record Data. JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Dec 07; 1(8):e185097. PMID: 30646310.
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    2. Chung S, Romanelli RJ, Stults CD, Luft HS. Preventive visit among older adults with Medicare's introduction of Annual Wellness Visit: Closing gaps in underutilization. Prev Med. 2018 Oct; 115:110-118. PMID: 30145346.
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    3. Li J, Chung S, Wei EK, Luft HS. New recommendation and coverage of low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening: uptake has increased but is still low. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 07 05; 18(1):525. PMID: 29976189.
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    4. Kraft SA, Cho MK, Gillespie K, Halley M, Varsava N, Ormond KE, Luft HS, Wilfond BS, Soo-Jin Lee S. Beyond Consent: Building Trusting Relationships With Diverse Populations in Precision Medicine Research. Am J Bioeth. 2018 Apr; 18(4):3-20. PMID: 29621457.
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    5. Halley MC, Rendle KA, Gugerty B, Lau DT, Luft HS, Gillespie KA. Collecting Practice-level Data in a Changing Physician Office-based Ambulatory Care Environment: A Pilot Study Examining the Physician induction interview Component of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Vital Health Stat 2. 2017 Nov; (176):1-18. PMID: 29148968.
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    6. Luft HS. Is Good Enough for Our Peers Good Enough for Policy Makers? Health Serv Res. 2018 02; 53(1):9-14. PMID: 28868613.
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    7. Luft HS. Comment on: "Measuring the Volume-Outcome Relation for Complex Hospital Surgery". Appl Health Econ Health Policy. 2017 08; 15(4):535-536. PMID: 28577206.
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    8. Zinn J, Romano PS, DeFriese G, Shortell SM, Luft HS, Flood AB. Fifty Years of the Journal HSR: Informing Policy and Practice. Health Serv Res. 2017 06; 52(3):919-932. PMID: 28543315.
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    9. Luft HS. Five Decades of HSR-By Words and Figures. Health Serv Res. 2017 06; 52(3):908-918. PMID: 28543317.
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    10. Tai-Seale M, Olson CW, Li J, Chan AS, Morikawa C, Durbin M, Wang W, Luft HS. Electronic Health Record Logs Indicate That Physicians Split Time Evenly Between Seeing Patients And Desktop Medicine. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 04 01; 36(4):655-662. PMID: 28373331.
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    11. Hung DY, Harrison MI, Martinez MC, Luft HS. Scaling Lean in primary care: impacts on system performance. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Mar; 23(3):161-168. PMID: 28385026.
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    12. Lesser LI, Thompson CA, Luft HS. Association Between Monetary Deposits and Weight Loss in Online Commitment Contracts. Am J Health Promot. 2018 01; 32(1):198-204. PMID: 27502832.
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    13. Lesser LI, Wu L, Matthiessen TB, Luft HS. Evaluating the healthiness of chain-restaurant menu items using crowdsourcing: a new method - ERRATUM. Public Health Nutr. 2017 01; 20(1):190. PMID: 27499260.
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    14. Lesser LI, Wu L, Matthiessen TB, Luft HS. Evaluating the healthiness of chain-restaurant menu items using crowdsourcing: a new method. Public Health Nutr. 2017 01; 20(1):18-24. PMID: 27406874.
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    15. Afghahi A, Mathur M, Thompson CA, Mitani A, Rigdon J, Desai M, Yu PP, de Bruin MA, Seto T, Olson C, Kenkare P, Gomez SL, Das AK, Luft HS, Sledge GW, Sing AP, Kurian AW. Use of Gene Expression Profiling and Chemotherapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer: A Study of Linked Electronic Medical Records, Cancer Registry Data, and Genomic Data Across Two Health Care Systems. J Oncol Pract. 2016 06; 12(6):e697-709. PMID: 27221993.
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    16. Contopoulos-Ioannidis DG, Ley C, Wang W, Ma T, Olson C, Shi X, Luft HS, Hastie T, Parsonnet J. Effect of long-term antibiotic use on weight in adolescents with acne. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Apr; 71(4):1098-105. PMID: 26782773; PMCID: PMC4790625 [Available on 04/01/17].
    17. Luft HS. Policy-Oriented Research on Improved Physician Incentives for Higher Value Health Care. Health Serv Res. 2015 Dec; 50 Suppl 2:2187-215. PMID: 26573894.
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    18. Thompson CA, Kurian AW, Luft HS. Linking electronic health records to better understand breast cancer patient pathways within and between two health systems. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2015; 3(1):1127. PMID: 25992389.
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    19. Chung S, Lesser LI, Lauderdale DS, Johns NE, Palaniappan LP, Luft HS. Medicare annual preventive care visits: use increased among fee-for-service patients, but many do not participate. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015 Jan; 34(1):11-20. PMID: 25561639.
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    20. Hussey PS, Luft HS, McNamara P. Public reporting of provider performance at a crossroads in the United States: summary of current barriers and recommendations on how to move forward. Med Care Res Rev. 2014 Oct; 71(5 Suppl):5S-16S. PMID: 24871273.
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    21. 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. PMID: 24561749.
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    22. 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 01; 120(1):103-11. PMID: 24101577.
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    23. Chung S, Eaton LJ, Luft HS. Standardizing primary care physician panels: is age and sex good enough? Am J Manag Care. 2012 Jul 01; 18(7):e262-8. PMID: 22823555.
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    24. Luft HS. Commentary: Protecting human subjects and their data in multi-site research. Med Care. 2012 Jul; 50 Suppl:S74-6. PMID: 22692263.
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    25. McNair PD, Luft HS. Enhancing Medicare's hospital-acquired conditions policy to encompass readmissions. Medicare Medicaid Res Rev. 2012; 2(2). PMID: 24800141; PMCID: PMC4006390.
    26. Luft HS. Assignment, attribution, and accountability: new responsibilities and relationships in accountable care organizations. Virtual Mentor. 2012 May 01; 14(5):407-10. PMID: 23351208.
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    27. 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. PMID: 22392674.
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    28. 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. PMID: 22224884.
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    29. 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. PMID: 22091825; PMCID: PMC3393012.
    30. Luft HS. Health reform: avoiding the backlash. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2011 Jun; 36(3):485-90. PMID: 21673250.
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    31. Luft HS. Becoming accountable—opportunities and obstacles for ACOs. N Engl J Med. 2010 Oct 07; 363(15):1389-91. PMID: 20925539.
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    32. 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. PMID: 21054373; PMCID: PMC2965893.
    33. Luft HS, Eaton LJ. Physician cost profiling. N Engl J Med. 2010 07 29; 363(5):491; author reply 492-3. PMID: 20666629.
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    34. 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. PMID: 20411624.
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    35. 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 01; 16(2):e35-42. PMID: 20148608.
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    36. 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. PMID: 20059568; PMCID: PMC2838160.
    37. 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. PMID: 20021589; PMCID: PMC2888024.
    38. 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. PMID: 19738267.
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    39. Luft HS. Health care reform--toward more freedom, and responsibility, for physicians. N Engl J Med. 2009 Aug 06; 361(6):623-8. PMID: 19657129.
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    40. Luft HS. Economic incentives to promote innovation in healthcare delivery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Oct; 467(10):2497-505. PMID: 19543780; PMCID: PMC2745468.
    41. 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. PMID: 19443478.
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    42. 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 07; 150(7):493-5. PMID: 19258550.
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    43. 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. PMID: 17415058.
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    44. Luft HS. Universal health care coverage: a potential hybrid solution. JAMA. 2007 Mar 14; 297(10):1115-8. PMID: 17356033.
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    45. Luft HS. What works and what doesn't work well in the US healthcare system. Pharmacoeconomics. 2006 Dec; 24 Suppl 2:15-28. PMID: 23389485.
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    46. 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. PMID: 17077392; PMCID: PMC1698161.
    47. Luft HS. Clinical performance measures and medical malpractice. JAMA. 2006 Oct 04; 296(13):1589; author reply 1589-9. PMID: 17018802.
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    48. Luft HS, Flood AB, Escarce JJ. New policy on disclosures at Health Services Research. Health Serv Res. 2006 Oct; 41(5):1721-32. PMID: 16987299; PMCID: PMC1955292.
    49. 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. PMID: 16704673; PMCID: PMC1713218.
    50. 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. PMID: 16704669; PMCID: PMC1713216.
    51. 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. PMID: 15375289.
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    52. 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. PMID: 15358973.
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    53. Luft HS. From the Editors: Perspectives on turnaround time. Health Serv Res. 2004 Feb; 39(1):1-6. PMID: 15000129; PMCID: PMC1360990.
    54. Luft HS, Dudley RA. Assessing risk-adjustment approaches under non-random selection. Inquiry. 2004; 41(2):203-17. PMID: 15449434.
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    55. Luft HS, Dudley RA. Measuring quality in modern managed care. Health Serv Res. 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1373-9. PMID: 14727777; PMCID: PMC1360953.
    56. Luft HS. Special issues, special sections--special consideration? Health Serv Res. 2003 Dec; 38(6 Pt 1):1379-83. PMID: 14727778; PMCID: PMC1360954.
    57. 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. PMID: 14515106.
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    58. 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. PMID: 12968817; PMCID: PMC1360933.
    59. Flood AB, Luft HS. Tribute to John M. Eisenberg. Health Serv Res. 2003 Aug; 38(4):993-8. PMID: 14524347; PMCID: PMC1360928.
    60. 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. PMID: 12544544.
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    61. 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. PMID: 12117154.
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    62. Luft HS. The role of perspective. Health Serv Res. 2002 Apr; 37(2):245-50. PMID: 12035992; PMCID: PMC1430370.
    63. Luft HS. It's in the air: managed care and spillover effects. Am J Med. 2002 Feb 15; 112(3):240-1. PMID: 11893354.
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    64. Mehrotra A, Dudley RA, Luft HS. What's behind the health expenditure trends? Annu Rev Public Health. 2003; 24:385-412. PMID: 12524466.
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