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Daniel S. Lessler

Clinical Professor, Health Services
Clinical Professor, Medicine (primary appt.)

Chief Medical Officer, Medicaid and Public Employee Benefits Programs
Washington State Health Care Authority


MHA   University of Washington, 1992
MD   Stanford University, 1986   (Medicine)
AB   Stanford University, 1980   (Human Biology)

Contact Info


Washington State Health Care Authority
626 8th Avenue SE
PO Box 45502
Olympia, WA 98504-5502

voice:   360-725-1612

Chronic disease management; clinical quality improvement; behavior change counseling in chronic disease

Conrad D, Wickizer T, Maynard C, Klastorin T, Lessler D, Ross A, Soderstrom N, Sullivan S, Alexander J, Travis K. Managing care, incentives, and information: an exploratory look inside the "black box" of hospital efficiency. Health Serv Res. 1996 Aug;31(3):235-59.  PMID: 8698584    PMCID: PMC1070118
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