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DDBA 8560 Seminar in Healthcare Managerial Decision Making: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

DDBA 8560 Required Course Readings

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Auerbach, J. (2015). Creating incentives to move upstream: Developing a diversified portfolio of population health measures within payment and health care reform. American Journal of Public Health, 105(3), 427–431. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2014.302371

Bauer, G. R. (2014). Incorporating intersectionality theory into population health research methodology: Challenges and the potential to advance health equity. Social Science & Medicine, 110, 10–17. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.03.022

Denis, J. L., & van Gestel, N. (2016). Medical doctors in healthcare leadership: theoretical and practical challenges. BMC Health Services Research, 16, 45–56. doi:10.1186/s12913-016-1392-8

Giles-Corti, B., Vernez-Moudon, A., Reis, R., Turrell, G., Dannenberg, A. L., Badland, H., & ... Owen, N. (2016). Series: City planning and population health: A global challenge. The Lancet, 388(10062), 2912–2924. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30066-6

Groebe, C. Z. (2015). The evolution of federal courts' healthcare antitrust analysis: Does the PPACA spell the end to hospital mergers? Washington University Law Review, 92(6), 1617–1645. Retrieved from

Herd, A. M., Adams-Pope, B. L., Bowers, A., & Sims, B. (2016). Finding what works: Leadership competencies for the changing healthcare environment. Journal of Leadership Education, 15(4), 217–233. doi:1012806/V15/I4/C2

Kessels, R., Van Herck, P., Dancet, E., Annemans, L., & Sermeus, W. (2015). How to reform western care payment systems according to physicians, policy makers, healthcare executives and researchers: A discrete choice experiment. BMC Health Services Research, 15(1), 1–14. doi:10.1186/s12913-015-0847-7

Khan, M. S., Guan, B. Y., Audimulam, J., Liceras, F. C., Coker, R. J., Joanne, Y., & ... Yoong, J. (2016). Economic interventions to improve population health: a scoping study of systematic reviews. BMC Public Health, 16(528), 1–9. doi:10.1186/s12889-016-3119-5

Kralewski, J., Dowd, B., Knutson, D., Tong, J., & Savage, M. (2015). The relationships of physician practice characteristics to quality of care and costs. Health Services Research, 50(3), 710–729. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12242

Lee, T. H., & Hall, K. W. (2010). Turning doctors into leaders. Harvard Business Review, 88(4), 50–58. Retrieved from

Moreno-Serra, R., & Smith, P. C. (2012). Does progress towards universal health coverage improve population health? The Lancet, 380(9845), 917–923. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61039-3

Platt, R., Kass, N. E., & McGraw, D. (2014). Ethics, regulation, and comparative effectiveness research: Time for a change. JAMA, 311(15), 1497–1498. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.2144

Porter, M. E., & Lee, T. H. (2013). The strategy that will fix health care. Harvard Business Review, 91(12), 23. Retrieved from

Rocco, P. (2015). Making federalism work? The politics of intergovernmental collaboration and the PPACA. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 37(4), 412–461. Retrieved from

Sanford, K. D. (2016). The five questions of physician leadership. Frontiers of Health Services Management, 32(3), 39–45. Retrieved from

Sowers, K. W., Newman, P. R., & Langdon, J. C. (2013). Evolution of physician-hospital alignment models: A case study of comanagement. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 471(6), 1818–1823. doi:10.1007/s11999-013-2911-0

Stadhouders, N., Koolman, X., Tanke, M., Maarse, H., & Jeurissen, P. (2016). Policy options to contain healthcare costs: A review and classification. Health Policy, 120(5), 486–494. doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2016.03.007

Struijs, J. N. (2015). How bundled health care payments are working in the Netherlands. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, 2–5. Retrieved from

The 8 health care payment methods. (2015). H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, 89(9), 19. Retrieved from


Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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