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Frank Sloan

J. Alex McMahon Professor, Health Policy
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Economics

(919) 613-9358
fsloan@duke.edu

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Frank Sloan

Summary

Professor Sloan is interested in studying the subjects of health policy and the economics of aging, hospitals, health, pharmaceuticals, and substance abuse. He has received funding from numerous research grants that he earned for studies of which he was the principal investigator. His most recent grants were awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Disease Control, the Pew Charitable Trust, and the National Institute on Aging. Titles of his projects include, "Why Mature Smokers Do Not Quit," "Legal and Economic Vulnerabilities of the Master Settlement Agreement," "Determinants and Cost of Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly and Near-elderly," and "Reinsurance Markets and Public Policy." He received the Investigator Award for his work on the project, "Reoccurring Crises in Medical Malpractice." Some of his earlier works include the studies entitled, "Policies to Attract Nurses to Underserved Areas," "The Impact of National Economic Conditions on the Health Care of the Poor-Access," and "Analysis of Physician Price and Output Decisions." Professor Sloan's latest research continues to investigate the trends and repercussions of medical malpractice, physician behavior, and hospital behavior.

Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Special Topics: Economics of Global Health

No course description available

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 690
UG/GRAD SPRING 2016 GHC: Elective
MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective
Global Health Supply and Organization

The course will begin with an overview of the methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis with specific examples to illustrate how these methodologies have been used to assess specific technologies as well as barriers to their use, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. We then will focus on particular sectors%u2014starting with pharmaceuticals and vaccines followed by inpatient hospital care and ambulatory (outpatient) care. We will then devote an entire section of the course to quality of care, focusing on how it can and has been measured. After students have gained some familiarity with the parts of the health system, we will examine the attractiveness of various models of financing and provision, ranging from private sector financing and provision, mixed private sector and public financing and provision, and a fully public program of financing and provision.

Course Notes:
ECON 690-01
UG/GRAD SPRING 2015 MSC: Elective
GHC: Methods
Global Health Supply and Organization

The course will begin with an overview of the methods of cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-benefit analysis with specific examples to illustrate how these methodologies have been used to assess specific technologies as well as barriers to their use, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. We then will focus on particular sectors%u2014starting with pharmaceuticals and vaccines followed by inpatient hospital care and ambulatory (outpatient) care. We will then devote an entire section of the course to quality of care, focusing on how it can and has been measured. After students have gained some familiarity with the parts of the health system, we will examine the attractiveness of various models of financing and provision, ranging from private sector financing and provision, mixed private sector and public financing and provision, and a fully public program of financing and provision.

Course Notes:
ECON 690-01
UG/GRAD FALL 2014 MSC: Elective
GHC: Methods

Recent Publications

Sloan, FA, McCutchan, SA, and Eldred, LM. "Alcohol-Impaired Driving and Perceived Risks of Legal Consequences." Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research (January 5, 2017).

Robinson, PA, Sloan, FA, and Eldred, LM. "Advantageous Selection, Moral Hazard, and Insurer sorting on Risk in the U.S. Automobile Insurance Market." Journal of Risk and Insurance (November 2016).

Sloan, F, Eldred, L, McCutchan, S, and Platt, A. "Deterring Rearrests for Drinking and Driving." Southern Economic Journal 83, no. 2 (October 2016): 416-436.