Marah Short is a scholar in health economics. Her research primarily examines the ways in which economic incentives and government policies influence the quality and cost of health care. She has conducted research for projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas. Her research has been published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, Forum for Health Economics and Policy, and Cancer.
Short received a B.S. in economics from Texas A&M University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Houston.
Contact her at email@example.com or (713) 348-4374.
Top-ranked Hospitals and Price Transparency Laws
"Full price transparency would aid both patients and payers in choosing the most cost-effective providers, but we're not having that yet," said health policy scholar Marah Short. A study coauthored by Short, health economics fellow Vivian Ho, et al., found that many highly respected U.S. hospitals are not in compliance with new price transparency legislation, and there are some dramatic differences in prices among those that are reporting them publicly.