Aaron L. Schwartz, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Contact information
Medical Ethics and Health Policy Department
1130 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021
BA (Economics and Biology)
Swarthmore College, 2009.
PhD (Health Policy, Concentration in Economics)
Harvard University, 2015.
Harvard Medical School, 2017.
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Selected Publications

Schwartz AL: Accuracy vs. Incentives: A Tradeoff for Performance Measurement for Public Policy American Journal of Health Economics 2021 In Press.

Chua KP, Schwartz AL, Volerman A, Conti RM, Huang ES: Differences in the Receipt of Low-Value Services Between Publicly and Privately Insured Children. Pediatrics 145(2): 2019-2325, Feb 2020 Notes: e-pub Jan 7, 2020.

Schwartz AL, Basilico MF, Friedman JL: Lactates and Local Knowledge — A Parable On Teamwork. New England Journal of Medicine 380(15): 1392-93, Apr 2019.

Schwartz AL, Jena AB, Zaslavsky AM, McWilliams JM: Analysis of Physician Variation in Provision of Low-Value Services. JAMA Internal Medicine 179(1): 16-25, Jan 2019.

Schwartz AL, Zaslavasky AM, Landon BE, Chernew ME, McWilliams JM: Low-Value Services in Provider Organizations. Health Services Research 53(1): 87-119, Feb 2018 Notes: Epub 2016 Nov.

Schwartz AL, Friedman AB: Geographic Variations in Controlled Trials. New England Journal of Medicine 376(12): 1196-1198, Mar 2017.

McWilliams JM, Schwartz AL: Focusing on High-Cost Patients--The Key to Addressing High Costs? New England Journal of Medicine 376(9): 807-809, Mar 2017.

Chua, KP, Schwartz AL, Volerman A, Conti RM, Huang ES: Use of Low-Value Pediatric Services Among the Commercially Insured. Pediatrics 138(6): 1809, Dec 2016.

Charlesworth CJ, Meath TH, Schwartz AL, McConnell KJ: Comparison of Low-Value Care in Medicaid vs Commercially Insured Populations. JAMA Internal Medicine 176(7): 998-1004, Jul 2016.

McWilliams JM, Hatfield LA, Chernew ME, Landon BE, Schwartz AL: Early Performance of Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare. New England Journal of Medicine 374(24): 2357-2366, Jun 2016.

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