Chuan-Fen Liu

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Research Professor, Health Services


PhD   University of Minnesota, 1994   (Health Services)
MPH   National Taiwan University, 1982   (Health Services)
BPH   National Taiwan University, 1980   (Public Health Administration)

Contact Info


VA Puget Sound Health Care System
HSRD, Room 434H, Building 1
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108

campus box:   358280 (152)
voice:   206-764-2587
fax:   206-764-2935


Chuan-Fen Liu's research interests include: health economics, mental health, risk adjustment, and outcomes research.

Health economics; mental health; risk adjustment; outcomes research.

Rinne ST, Wong ES, Hebert PL, Au DH, Lindenauer PK, Neely EL, Sulc CA, Liu CF. Weekend Discharges and Length of Stay Among Veterans Admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Med Care. 2015 Sep;53(9):753-7. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000395.  PMID: 26147865

Nelson RE, Samore MH, Jones M, Greene T, Stevens VW, Liu CF, Graves N, Evans MF, Rubin MA. Reducing Time-dependent Bias in Estimates of the Attributable Cost of Health Care-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections: A Comparison of Three Estimation Strategies. Med Care. 2015 Sep;53(9):827-34. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000403.  PMID: 26225444

Rinne ST, Liu CF, Feemster LC, Collins BF, Bryson CL, O'Riordan TG, Au DH. Thiazolidinediones are associated with a reduced risk of COPD exacerbations. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2015 Aug 10;10:1591-7. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S82643. eCollection 2015.  PMID: 26300638

Yu MK, O'Hare AM, Batten A, Sulc CA, Neely EL, Liu CF, Hebert PL. Trends in Timing of Dialysis Initiation within Versus Outside the Department of Veterans Affairs. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Aug 7;10(8):1418-27. doi: 10.2215/CJN.12731214. Epub 2015 Jul 23.  PMID: 26206891

Wong ES, Hebert PL, Nelson KM, Hernandez SE, Sylling PW, Fihn SD, Liu CF. Local Area Unemployment and the Demand for Inpatient Care Among Veterans Affairs Enrollees. Med Care Res Rev. 2015 Aug;72(4):468-80. doi: 10.1177/1077558715583790. Epub 2015 Apr 27.  PMID: 25917275