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Laurence Baker

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Laurence C. Baker is a professor of health research and policy at Stanford University, in California, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The Effects Of Multispecialty Group Practice On Health Care Spending And Use

by Laurence Baker, M. Kate Bundorf, Anne Beeson Royaltyvia The National Bureau Of Economic Research
Friday, July 26, 2019
U.S. physicians are increasingly joining multispecialty group practices. In this paper, we analyze how a primary care physician’s practice type – single (SSP) versus multispecialty practice (MSP) – affects health care spending and use.
Healthcare Costs
Analysis and Commentary

Vertical Integration: Hospital Ownership Of Physician Practices Is Associated With Higher Prices And Spending

by Daniel P. Kessler, Laurence Baker, M. Kate Bundorfvia Health Affairs
Monday, May 12, 2014

We examined the consequences of contractual or ownership relationships between hospitals and physician practices, often described as vertical integration.