Douglas Wholey, PhD

University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center

Email: whole001@umn.edu

University of Minnesota
Division of Health Policy and Management
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Completed Projects - (1)

  • Relationship Between Service Utilization and Costs for High Cost Rural Medicare Patients
    This project will 1) assess the relationship between service utilization patterns and costs for rural Medicare beneficiaries across the rural continuum, and 2) examine the relationships between rural beneficiaries' service utilization and market structure.
    Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Topics: Health policy, Medicare

Publications - (1)

  • Medicare Costs and Utilization Among Beneficiaries in Rural Areas
    Policy Brief
    University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 03/2016
    This study assesses the relationship between service utilization patterns and costs for rural Medicare beneficiaries across the rural continuum. It also examines the relationships between rural beneficiaries’ service utilization and healthcare delivery market structure and evaluates strategies and policies to address high costs in rural areas.