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Laurence C. Baker, PhD   Download vCard
Professor of Health Research and Policy and Stanford Health Policy Fellow

Department of Health Research and Policy
Stanford University
Redwood Building, T110
Stanford, CA 94305-5405

laurence.baker@stanford.edu
(650) 723-4098 (voice)
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Research Interests
organization and economic performance of the U.S. health care system; managed care; healthcare regulation; healthcare technology; the Internet and health care; patient safety; physician incomes and career choices


Laurence Baker is chief of Health Services Research at Stanford University, a professor of health research and policy, and a CHP/PCOR fellow. He is an economist interested in the organization and economic performance of the U.S. healthcare system. His research focuses on the effects of managed care on the healthcare system; the effects of regulation on healthcare markets; the determinants and effects of technological change in medicine; the culture of patient safety in U.S. hospitals; physicians' incomes and career choices; and how the Internet and e-mail influence healthcare delivery and outcomes. He received his BA from Calvin College, and his MA and PhD in economics from Princeton University.

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Local patients more likely to get invasive heart procedures
A recent study by Stanford professor Laurence Baker shows Bakersfield residents are 2.5 times more likely than the rest of the state to get an elective angiography. They're also about twice as likely to get an elective PCI, also called angioplasty, ...
September 5, 2011 in Bakersfield Californian

Is valley heart treatment too aggressive?
The study of medical procedures and geographical variation was conducted by Dr. Laurence Baker of Stanford University and was also funded by the California HealthCare Foundation. The work was commissioned by the Campaign for Effective Patient Care, ...
September 5, 2011 in Bakersfield Californian

Valley heart procedure rates among highest in Calif.
The variations -- part of a new analysis of statewide hospital discharge data by Stanford health research and policy professor Laurence Baker -- demand scrutiny, medical experts say. Doctors must examine how they practice because there are health-care ...
September 4, 2011 in Fresno Bee

New class of physician-scientists showcase research
"What we really love is seeing people doing things that make a difference," said Laurence Baker, PhD, director of medical student scholarship and professor of health research and policy, speaking of the projects being presented at the event earlier ...
May 23, 2011 in Scope (blog)

From frostbite to stem cells, research projects display medical students’ talents at symposium
Laurence Baker, PhD, director of medical student scholarship and professor of health research and policy, noted that the students’ work was much more than a school assignment. “What we really love is seeing people doing things that make a difference,” he said before the awards were presented.
May 20, 2011 in Stanford Medical Center Report

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