Interdisciplinary Health Seminar: David Meltzer, University of Chicago

David Meltzer
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 4:00pm through 5:20pm
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Speaker: David Meltzer, Associate Professor of Medicine, Public Policy and Economics, The University of Chicago

Redesign of Care for Patients at High Risk of Hospitalization in a Reforming U.S. Healthcare System: Rationale for a CMMI Innovation Challenge Project


This talk will describe the theoretical and empirical rationale for a new model of care in which patients at high risk of hospitalization are cared for by the same physician in the inpatient and outpatient setting.  The talk will also describe the efforts to test this model through a randomized clinical trial being executed at the University of Chicago with funding through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

David O. Meltzer M.D., Ph.D. is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at The University of Chicago, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Department of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies.  Meltzer’s research explores problems in health economics and public policy with a focus on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality of hospital care. Meltzer is currently leading a CTSA-funded collaboration of Chicago-Area academic medical centers to work with University HealthSystem Consortium to develop infrastructure to support hospital-based comparative effectiveness research and a Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation Innovation Challenge award to study the effects of improved continuity in the doctor patient relationship between the inpatient and outpatient setting on the costs and outcomes of care for frequently hospitalized Medicare patients.  He received his MD and PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.  He serves or has served on several Institute of Medicine Panels, the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Healthy People 2020, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Methodology Committee, on Council of the National Institute for General Medical Studies, and as an advisor for the Congressional Budget Office.

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