David Meltzer
Section of Hospital Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine;Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

Training

DegreeYearInstitutionArea
BS1986Yale UniversityMolecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Economics
PhD1992 The University of ChicagoEconomics
MD1993The University of Chicago 
Residency1996Harvard Medical SchoolInternal Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Meltzer is a general internist and has a PhD in economics. One major area of his work aims to improve the cost and quality of hospital care. He is currently principal investigator for a federally funded multicenter study of hospitalists, a new type of physician that focuses on inpatient care. His other main research focus is on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis, which he is applying in the context of diabetes and prostate cancer.


Clinical Interests

General internal medicine, prostate cancer, disease prevention.


Representative Publications

  1. Meltzer, David. "Addressing Uncertainty in Medical Cost-effectiveness Analysis: Implications of Expected Utility Maximization for Methods to Perform Sensitivity Analysis and the Use of Cost-effectiveness Analysis to Set Priorities for Medical Research." Journal of Health Economics, 20(1):109-129, 2001.
  2. Meltzer, David, Brian Egleston, and Ibrahim Abdalla. "Patterns of Prostate Cancer Treatment by Clinical Stage and Age." American Journal of Public Health. 91(1): 126-128, 2001.
  3. Meltzer, David. "Accounting for Future Costs in Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Journal of Health Economics. 16 (1): 33-64, 1997.
  4. Meltzer, David, Willard Manning, Jeanette Morrison, Manish Shah, Lei Jin, Todd Guth, Wendy Levinson. "Effects of Physician Experience on Costs and Outcomes on an Academic General Medicine Service: Results of a Trial of Hospitalists." Annals of Internal Medicine ,137:866-874.2002.
  5. Meltzer, David. "Accounting for Future Costs in Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Journal of Health Economics. 16 (1): 33-64, 1997.



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