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Panos Kasteridis is a Research Fellow in the Health Policy Team in the Centre for Health Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Tennessee (UT). Before joining CHE, Panos worked as a research analyst in the Health Policy Research and Medical Informatics divisions at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST). He also held a post-doctoral associate position in the department of Agricultural & Resource Economics at UT.
His current work includes analyzing whether higher quality primary care for people with dementia affects hospital admission, length of hospital stay, and nursing home discharge after hospital admission (details: http://eshcru.ac.uk/quality_projects.htm); developing an analytical strategy to identify patients most amenable to integrated care and estimating the financial impact of integrated care applied to these groups (details:CHE Research Paper 96 (PDF , 2,352kb)); and examining potential substitution and complementarity of health and social care costs.
Panos has worked on other issues in health economics including the impact of health insurance plans with varying structures on health care utilization and expenditures and the impact of smoking cessation and occasional smoking in body weight.
In addition to health economics, Panos has applied microeconometric methods to agricultural and consumer economics to explore household’s consuming behavior on food away from home, estimate systems of demand equations from household survey data, and investigate the effects of food and nutrition assistance programs on nutritional well-being, diet quality and household food insecurity in the US.