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David C. Goodman, MD, MS

Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Community and Family Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Director, Wennberg International Collaborative

The Dartmouth Institute
Community and Family Medicine

University of Vermont, BA. 1977
SUNY Upstate Medical Center, MD, 1981
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatric Residency 1981-1984
Dartmouth College, MS in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, 1995

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


Contact Information:

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
1 Medical Center Drive
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 5th Floor WTRB
Phone: 603-653-0815
Fax: 603-653-0896
Email: david.c.goodman@dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Julie Doherty
Asst. Phone: 603-653-0815
Asst. Email: julie.r.doherty@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

David Goodman is a physician, health services researcher, and educator with a longstanding interest in the causes and consequences of health care variation. In his early years, his studies focused on the relationship of physician supply to population outcomes, and applied the findings to public policy development. More recently, he has developed a research portfolio that investigates unwarranted variation in the use of neonatal intensive care.

Grant Information:

Improving Value in Neonatal Intensive Care Through Public Reporting: A Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care project
The Anthem Foundation
Principal Investigator – David Goodman

Improving the Identification of Quality and Value in Newborn Care in Texas
The State of Texas Commission of Health and Human Services
Principal Investigator – David Goodman

Courses Taught:

Epidemiology/Biostatistics I & II
Advanced Methods in Health Services Research
Comparative Health Systems

Selected Publications:


Medical practice variation: public reporting a first necessary step to spark change.
Westert GP, Groenewoud S, Wennberg JE, Gerard C, DaSilva P, Atsma F, Goodman DC
Int J Qual Health Care. 2018 Nov 1;30(9):731-735. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzy092.
PMID: 29718369

Data Deficiency in an Era of Expanding Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Care.
Goodman DC, Little GA
JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Jan 1;172(1):11-12. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.4042.
PMID: 29181538

Regional Variation in Neonatal Intensive Care Admissions and the Relationship to Bed Supply.
Harrison WN, Wasserman JR, Goodman DC
J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:73-79.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.08.028. Epub 2017 Sep 29.
PMID: 28969888

Variation in Utilization and Need for Tympanostomy Tubes across England and New England.
Parker DM, Schang L, Wasserman JR, Viles WD, Bevan G, Goodman DC
J Pediatr. 2016 Dec;179:178-184.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.093. Epub 2016 Sep 30.
PMID: 27697331

Regional Variation of Cost of Care in the Last 12 Months of Life in Switzerland: Small-area Analysis Using Insurance Claims Data.
Panczak R, Luta X, Maessen M, Stuck AE, Berlin C, Schmidlin K, Reich O, von Wyl V, Goodman DC, Egger M, Zwahlen M, Clough-Gorr KM
Med Care. 2017 Feb;55(2):155-163. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000634.
PMID: 27579912

Association between Temporal Changes in Primary Care Workforce and Patient Outcomes.
Chang CH, O'Malley AJ, Goodman DC
Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr;52(2):634-655. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12513. Epub 2016 Jun 3.
PMID: 27256769

Hospital Variation in Health Care Utilization by Children With Medical Complexity.
Ralston SL, Harrison W, Wasserman J, Goodman DC
Pediatrics. 2015 Nov;136(5):860-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3920. Epub 2015 Oct 5.
PMID: 26438701

Health system characteristics and rates of readmission after acute myocardial infarction in the United States.
Brown JR, Chang CH, Zhou W, MacKenzie TA, Malenka DJ, Goodman DC
J Am Heart Assoc. 2014 May 20;3(3):e000714. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.113.000714. Epub 2014 May 20.
PMID: 24847032

Accelerating physician workforce transformation through competitive graduate medical education funding.
Goodman DC, Robertson RG
Health Aff (Millwood). 2013 Nov;32(11):1887-92. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0451.
PMID: 24191076

A systematic review of medical practice variation in OECD countries.
Corallo AN, Croxford R, Goodman DC, Bryan EL, Srivastava D, Stukel TA
Health Policy. 2014 Jan;114(1):5-14. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2013.08.002. Epub 2013 Aug 23.
PMID: 24054709

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