Luft, Harold

Richard Kite

Harold S. Luft, Ph.D., is Director of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute and Esselstyn Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Health Economics and former Director of the Institute for Health Policy Studies, at the University of California, San Francisco.  He received his degrees in economics from Harvard.  His research has covered HMOs, hospital competition, volume, quality and outcomes of hospital care, risk assessment and risk adjustment, and health care reform.  An elected member of the Institute of Medicine, he served on its Council, that of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and of AcademyHealth. He was co-editor of Health Services Research.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Total Cure: The Antidote to the Health Care Crisis
(Our Cover Feature of January 05, 2009)