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Elliott S. Fisher, MD, MPH

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

The Dartmouth Institute
Community and Family Medicine

Harvard Medical School, MD 1981
Harvard University, BA 1974
University of Washington, MPH 1985

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

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Contact Information

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice
Geisel School of Medicine, HB 7252
Vail Building, 74 College Street
Hanover NH 03755-3844

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Email: Elliott.S.Fisher@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Dr. Fisher's research focuses on the causes, consequences and implications of variations in health system performance. His current work focuses on advancing the use of patient-reported measures as tools for improvement and accountability and the development, pilot testing and evaluation of new models of health care delivery and payment.

Grant Information

National Institute of Aging Program Project Grant (1P01 AG19783-01). Causes and Consequences of Intensity, PI Project 3

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Small Area Analysis and Health Care Reform (Co-PI)

Selected Publications


Racial differences in low value care among older adult Medicare patients in US health systems: retrospective cohort study.
Ganguli I, Mackwood MB, Yang CW, Crawford M, Mulligan KL, O'Malley AJ, Fisher ES, Morden NE
BMJ. 2023 Oct 25;383:e074908. doi: 10.1136/bmj-2023-074908. Epub 2023 Oct 25.
PMID: 37879735

Sources of Low-Value Care Received by Medicare Beneficiaries and Associated Spending Within US Health Systems.
Chant ED, Crawford M, Yang CW, Fisher ES, Morden NE, Ganguli I
JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Sep 5;6(9):e2333505. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.33505. Epub 2023 Sep 5.
PMID: 37728931

Who's Accountable? Low-Value Care Received By Medicare Beneficiaries Outside Of Their Attributed Health Systems.
Ganguli I, Crawford ML, Usadi B, Mulligan KL, O'Malley AJ, Yang CW, Fisher ES, Morden NE
Health Aff (Millwood). 2023 Aug;42(8):1128-1139. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2022.01319.
PMID: 37549329

Parental Factors Affecting Pediatric Medication Management in Underserved Communities.
Rungvivatjarus T, Huang MZ, Winckler B, Chen S, Fisher ES, Rhee KE
Acad Pediatr. 2023 Jan-Feb;23(1):155-164. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2022.09.001. Epub 2022 Sep 11.
PMID: 36100181

The PROMIS(Ⓡ)-Plus-Osteoarthritis of the Knee (OAK) profile measure integrates generic and condition-specific content to enhance relevance and efficiency.
Yount SE, Kallen MA, Schifferdecker KE, Carluzzo KL, Marshall LM, Schabel K, Robb W, Manning DW, Fisher ES, Cella D
J Clin Epidemiol. 2021 Jul;135:158-169. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2021.03.028. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
PMID: 33839241

Developing Content for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Certification Examination Using Practice Analysis.
Mittal V, Shah N, Dwyer AC, O'Toole JK, Percelay J, Carlson D, Woods S, Lee V, Russo C, Black N, Rauch D, Chase L, Quinonez R, Fisher ES
Pediatrics. 2020 Aug;146(2) pii: e20193186. doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3186.
PMID: 32727825

ACO Contracts With Downside Financial Risk Growing, But Still In The Minority.
Peck KA, Usadi B, Mainor AJ, Fisher ES, Colla CH
Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Jul;38(7):1201-1206. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05386.
PMID: 31260361

Development and Initial Validation of the PROMIS®-Plus-HF Profile Measure.
Ahmad FS, Kallen MA, Schifferdecker KE, Carluzzo KL, Yount SE, Gelow JM, McCullough PA, Kimmel SE, Fisher ES, Cella D
Circ Heart Fail. 2019 Jun;12(6):e005751. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.005751. Epub 2019 Jun 5.
PMID: 31163985

Comparison of Populations Served in Hospital Service Areas With and Without Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Medical Homes.
Fraze TK, Fisher ES, Tomaino MR, Peck KA, Meara E
JAMA Netw Open. 2018 Sep 7;1(5):e182169. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.2169. Epub 2018 Sep 7.
PMID: 30646177

Potential Unintended Effects of Medicare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Program.
Weeks WB, Fisher ES
JAMA. 2019 Jan 1;321(1):106-107. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.18150.
PMID: 30620365

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