Center Working Papers and Reports


“Reducing Avoidable Emergency Visits and Improving Patient Health Care Access: A Successful Community Consortium Model for Establishing a Community Clinic,” Melnick, G., Green, L., (2011). *

North Vallejo Patient Access Partnership ‘Right Care, Right Place’ Project Evaluation.” Online Issue Paper, California HealthCare Foundation, Green, Lois and Glenn A. Melnick, (May 2011).

North Vallejo Patient Access Partnership “Right Care, Right Place” Project Evaluation Report (full report). USC Center for Health Financing, Policy and Management, Green, Lois and Glenn A. Melnick, (May 2011).

Physicians On Call: California’s Patchwork Approach to Emergency Department Coverage.” Online Issue Paper, California HealthCare Foundation. In collaboration with the California Hospital Association, Green, Lois, S. Sarkis and G. Melnick. (February 2011).

“Decomposition of the Trends in Hospital Spending Growth, 2001-2007,” Wu, Shen and Melnick. (2010).


“Trends in Emergency Department Capacity, Utilization, and Access: An Update from California, 2001-2007,” Glenn A. Melnick and Fonkych, Katya, (2009).

“Does Concentration in Health Plan and Hospital Markets Affect Hospital Prices?” Glenn Melnick, Chu Shen, Vivian Y. Wu (2009).

“Differences in Inpatient Utilization at the End of Life by for Medicare Beneficiaries Based on Dual Eligibility Status and Race,” Fonkych, Katya, O’Leary, June and Glenn A. Melnick, (2009).

“Is California’s Hospital Based ED System Eroding?” California HealthCare Foundation, G Melnick, K. Fonkych, (2009). *


“The Changing Effects of HMO Market Structure: An Analysis of Penetration, Concentration, and Ownership Over Time (1994-2005),” Shen, Yu-Chu, Wu, Vivian and Melnick, Glenn (2008).

“What’s Driving Recent Hospital Spending Growth,” Vivian Y. Wu, Yu-Chu Shen, Glenn Melnick, (2008).

“Did Thailand’s Universal Coverage 30 Baht Health Reform Program Improve Access?” Kannika Damrongplasit and Glenn A. Melnick (2008).


“Factors Affecting Adoption of Clinical HIT Systems: Evidence from California Hospitals,” Fonkych, Katya and Melnick, Glenn (2007).

“End of Life Care for the Medicare Population: A Comparison of Beneficiaries in Fee for Service and Managed Care Plans in California,” Fonkych, Melnick, O’Leary, and Keeler, (2007).

“Trends and Effects of HMO Market Structure: An Analysis of HMO Penetration, Market Concentration, and Plan Ownership, 1994-2005,” Shen, Wu, and Melnick (2007).

“Do Trends in the Structure of HMO Hospital Networks in California, 1999-2003,” Melnick and Ketcham (2007).

“Do The Uninsured Pay Higher Hospital Prices?” Melnick, G and Fonkych, K. (2007).

Archives (2006 and earlier)

California’s Emergency Departments: Do They Contribute To Hospital Profitability (2003)
California’s Emergency Departments: System Capacity And Demand (2002)
Evaluation of the Los Angeles CalKids Program: Full Report (2002)
Emergency Departments in the Health Care System Use of Services in California and the United States (2002)
Emergency Departments in Health Care System: Use of Services in California Counties (2003)
The Emerging Consumer Driven Value Revolution in Health Care (2004)
Inpatient Utilization by Dual Medicare-Medicaid Eligibles in Medicare Risk HMOs and Fee for Service, California 1991-1996 (2004)
Is Managed Care Still an Effective Cost Containment Device? (2005)
Marginal Cost of Emergency Department Outpatient Visits: An Update Using California Data (2005)
On Call Physicians At California Emergency Departments: Problems and Potential Solutions (2005)
Statement of Glenn Melnick, PhD on the Uninsured before Congress of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means (2004)
Strategies for Improving Latino Health Care in America: Report of the Latino Task Force (2006).
The Effect of Medicare HMOs on Hospitalization Rates for Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions (2005)