Graduate School of Management

Robert Carl Bradbury

Professor Emeritus of Health Care Management

BS, College of the Holy Cross, 1967; MS, George Washington University, 1971; MS (Preventive Medicine), Ohio State University, 1973; PhD (Health Policy and Planning), Ohio State University, 1975.
Health Planner, World Health Organization Research Program in Comprehensive Planning, 1973-1975; Associate Director for Planning, Central Massachusetts Health Systems Agency, 1977-1981; Program Director, Worcester Area Systems for Affordable Health Care, Clark University, 1982-1989.
Adjunct Instructor, Clark University, 1978-1981; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1978-1985; Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 1981-present; Director, Masters in Health Administration Program, Clark University, 1981-1998. At Clark University since 1981.
E-mail: rbradbury@clarku.edu

Research Interests

Hospital performance - quality improvement and reengineering, cost control, access; managed competition; health systems strategic management.

Selected Publications

A Comparison of Hospital Utilization by Medicaid and Privately Insured Patients," Medical Care Research and Review (1998)
"An Integrative Role for a Health Policy Course in the Health Services Management Graduate Curriculum," Journal of Health Services Administration Education (1997)
"Relating Health Outcomes, Costs and Appropriateness of Cholecystectomy: Illustrating a Systems Quality Paradigm," Health Services Management Research (1997)
"Rates of Validating Clinical Findings for Appendectomy, Cholecystectomy and Intervertebral Disc Excision: Comparisons Among Hospitals and Among Surgeons," Health Services Management Research (1996)
"Surgeon Volume and Resource Utilization," Inquiry (1995/96)
"Clinical Validation of the Need for Hysterectomy: Hospital and Surgeon Variation," Medical Care Research and Review (1995)
"Admission Severity of Illness and Resource Utilization in the Hospital: A Comparison of Medicaid and Privately Insured Patients," Hospital and Health Services Administration (1995)
"Continuous Quality Improvement in Latin American Health Systems," Journal of Health Services Administration Education (1995)
"Relating Hospital Health Outcomes and Resource Expenditures," Inquiry (1994)

Professional Affiliations

Member, Advisory Committee, Latin American Health Management Board, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (1988-present)
Member, Preventive Medicine Residency Advisory Board, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School (1987-present)
Member, Quality Improvement Task Force, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (supported by Pew Foundation) (1990-1993)
Convenor, International Faculty Forum, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (1989-1992)