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John D. Birkmeyer, MD

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Department(s):
The Dartmouth Institute

Education:
Boston College, BA 1985
Harvard Medical School, MD 1989

Programs:
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

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Professional Interests:

Dr. Birkmeyer's current work is examining the role of clinical performance and patient preferences in decisions to regionalize major surgery. Using pancreatic surgery as a prototype, the goal is to develop a generalizable, three-component model for evaluating the expected value of different regionalization strategies: 1) volume-outcome study based on large administrative databases, 2) quantitative assessment of patient preferences for location of care, and 3) decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis incorporating clinical performance and patient preference data.


Selected Publications:

 

  • Birkmeyer JD, Finlayson SRG, Tosteson ANA, Sharp SM, Warshaw AL, Fisher ES. The effect of hospital volume on in-hospital mortality with Whipple procedures. Surgery 1999;125:250-6.

  • Birkmeyer JD, Birkmeyer NJO. Decision analysis in surgery. Surgery 1996;120:7-15.

  • Birkmeyer JD. Should we regionalize major surgery? Potential benefits and policy considerations. J Am Coll Surg 2000;190:341-9.