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Ciaran S. Phibbs, Ph.D.

Ciaran Phibbs, PhD, is a health economist and Associate Director at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Health Economics Resource Center (HERC). He is also the Associate Director of the Geriatrics and Extended Care Data and Analysis Center (GECDAC), as well as the Associate Director for the Women’s Health Evaluation Initiative (WHEI). At Stanford, he is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), and a Center for Health Policy (CHP)/Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) associate. His primary research interests are on how hospital competition interacts with costs, demand, and outcomes, and perinatal and neonatal care.   

Dr. Phibbs’ specific areas of focus for research projects have included: how hospital and patient characteristics affect demand for hospital services; defining hospital markets; hospital scale economies and capacity utilization; how NICU care effects neonatal mortality; the effects of nurse staffing on patient outcomes; evaluating the effectiveness of clinical interventions; and demand for VA services and Veterans' choice between VA and non-VA services. Much of his work has depended on complex data linkages to address omitted data problems. He also works on cost and cost-effectiveness analyses for clinical trials conducted by the VA Cooperative Studies Program.

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