• PhD (Health Policy and Administration -- Health Economics), 2003, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • AM (Economics), 1992, University of Pennsylvania
  • MS (Urban and Regional Planning), 1990, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA (Political Science/German), 1987, University of Wisconsin-Madison


  • health economics
  • long-term care
  • effects of financing and market structure on quality of care
  • Medicare and Medicaid policy
  • health workforce issues


  • Konetzka RT, Polsky D, Werner RM. Shipping Out Instead of Shaping Up:  Rehospitalization as an Unintended Effect of Public Reporting in Nursing Homes.  Journal of Health Economics 32 (2013) 341– 352.
  • Lindrooth RC, Konetzka RT, Navathe AS, Zhu J, Chen W, Volpp KG.  The Impact of the Profitability of Hospital Admissions on Mortality.  Health Services Research, forthcoming.
  • Konetzka RT, Karon SL, Potter D.  Users Of Medicaid Home And Community–Based Services Are Especially Vulnerable To Costly Avoidable Hospital Admissions.  Health Affairs 2012 Jun;31(6):1167-75.
  • Werner RM, Norton EC, Konetzka RT, Polsky D. Do consumers respond to publicly reported quality information? Evidence from nursing homes. Journal of Health Economics 2012 Jan 10;31(1):50-61.
  • Konetzka RT, Luo Y. Explaining lapse in long-term care insurance markets. Health Economics. 2010 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Konetzka RT, Werner RM. Applying Market-Based Reforms to Long-Term Care. Health Affairs, 2010 Jan-Feb;29(1):74-80.
  • Konetzka RT. Do Not-for-Profit Nursing Homes Provide Better Quality? Invited editorial, British Medical Journal, 2009 Aug 4;339:b2683.
  • Werner RM, Konetzka RT, Stuart EA, Norton EC, Polsky D, Park J. Impact of Public Reporting on Quality of Post-Acute Care. Health Services Research, 2009 Aug;44(4):1169-87.
  • Konetzka RT, Werner RM. Disparities in Long-Term Care: Building Equity into Market-Based Reforms. Medical Care Research and Review, 2009 Oct;66(5):491-521.
  • Werner RM, Konetzka RT, Kruse GB. The Impact of Public Reporting on Unreported Quality of Care. Health Services Research, 2009 Apr;44(2 Pt 1):379-98.
  • Konetzka RT, Stearns SC, Park J. The Staffing-Outcomes Relationship in Nursing Homes. Health Services Research 2008 Jun;43(3):1025-42.
  • Sochalski J, Konetzka RT, Zhu J, Volpp KG. Will Raising Nurse Staffing Levels Lead to Better Patient Outcomes? Medical Care 2008 Jun;46(6):606-13.
  • Konetzka RT, Zhu J, Sochalski J, Volpp KG. Managed Care and Hospital Cost Containment. Inquiry 2008 Spring;45(1):98-111.
  • Konetzka RT, Spector W, Limcangco MR. Reducing Hospitalizations from Long-Term Care Settings. Medical Care Research and Review 2008 Feb;65(1):40-66. Epub 2007 Sep 25.
  • Konetzka RT, Norton EC, Sloane PD, Kilpatrick KE, Stearns SC. Medicare Prospective Payment and Quality of Care for Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents. Medical Care 2006 Mar;44(3):270-6.
  • Konetzka RT, Zhu J, Volpp K. Did recent changes in Medicare reimbursement hit teaching hospitals harder? Academic Medicine 2005 80(11).
  • Konetzka RT, Yi D, Norton EC, Kilpatrick KE. Effects of Medicare Payment Changes on Nursing Home Staffing and Deficiencies. Health Services Research 2004, 39(3):463-88.



Last Updated: February 07, 2014

R. Tamara Konetzka, PhD
Associate Professor (Health Services Research)
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