Andrew W. Dick

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Senior Economist
Boston Office


Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University


Andrew Dick is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND in 2005, he was an assistant professor of preventive medicine at the University of Rochester, where he maintains an adjunct faculty position. There he was the director and principal investigator of the pre- and post-doctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) training grant. Dick has completed three evaluations of the New York State Child Health Plus program (New York's version of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)) and led several multi-state studies to determine SCHIP's effects on access, utilization, quality, and satisfaction, as well as the dynamics of enrollment and how the program interacts with Medicaid and private insurance. He led the economics team on a center funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to study financing of care for children with special health care needs. He is the principal investigator of a worldwide study that will determine the health effects and cost consequences of cardiac resynchronization devices in implantable defibrillators. He has also been the principal investigator of a National Cancer Institute (NIH) grant to determine the cost-effectiveness of treatments for ductal carcinoma in situ, a localized form of breast cancer. Dick has published numerous articles on risk-adjustment methods for assessing quality. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Recent Projects

  • Access to care and health insurance for children
  • Financing health care for children with special health care needs
  • Assessing quality of care and improving risk adjustment for report cards
  • Cost effectiveness of medical technologies

Selected Publications

Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, Dick AW, "Impact of the Present-On-Admission Indicator on Hospital Quality Measurement: Experience with the AHRQ Inpatient Quality Indicators," Medical Care (forthcoming)

Li Y, Dick AW, Glance LG, Mukamel DB, "Misspecification Issues in Risk Adjustment and Construction of Outcome-Based Quality Indicators," Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (forthcoming)

Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, Dick AW, "Effect of Complications on Mortality after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery: Evidence from New York State," Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 134(1):53-58, 2007

Noyes K, Corona E, Zwanziger J, Hall WJ, Zhao H, Wang H, Moss AJ, Dick AW, "Health-Related Quality of Life Consequences of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators: Results from MADIT II," Medical Care, 45(5):377-85, 2007

Stone PW, Mooney-Kane C, Larson EL, Horan T, Glance LG, Zwanziger J, Dick AW, "Nurse Working Conditions and Patient Safety Outcomes," Medical Care, 45(6):571-78, 2007

Stone PW, Mooney-Kane C, Larson EL, Pastor DK, Zwanziger J, Dick AW, "Nurse Working Conditions, Organizational Climate, and Intent to Leave in ICUs: An Instrumental Variable Approach," Health Services Research, 42(3):1085-104, 2007

Noyes K, Dick AW, Holloway RG, "The Implications of Using US-Specific EQ-5D Preference Weights for Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation," Medical Decision Making, 27(3):327-34, 2007

Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, Dick AW, "Use of a Matching Algorithm to Evaluate Hospital Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Performance as an Alternative to Conventional Risk Adjustment," Medical Care, 45(4):292-99, 2007