Ateev Mehrotra, M.D., M.P.H.

February 15, 2012

Ateev Mehrotra, M.D., M.P.H., has served as a policy analyst at RAND Corporation since 2006. He is also an assistant professor at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. His research interests include the measurement of health care quality and efficiency, applications of quality measures, and the impact of innovations in health care delivery design. Dr. Mehrotra has done extensive research on the impact of retail health clinics. His work has been published in the Annual Review of Public Health, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Managed Care, Health Affairs and the Archives of Internal Medicine

Dr. Mehrotra received his M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco, and is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. He completed his residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Boston. He also holds a master’s in public health from the University of California at Berkeley, and a master’s of science in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Mehrotra received his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Since November 2010, Dr. Mehrotra has served as the principal investigator on a HCFO funded grant entitled “The Impact of Retail Clinics on Overall Utilization of Care.” The objective of this study is to shed light on the potential benefits and drawbacks of policies that encourage retail clinic use. They found that during the study period, the rate of utilization of retail clinics increased from a monthly tally of 0.6 visits per 1,000 enrollees in January 2007, to 6.5 visits per 1,000 enrollees in December 2009. The strongest predictor of retail clinic use was proximity. Other key predictors are gender (females were more likely to visit clinics than males), age (retail clinic patients tended to be between the ages of 18 and 44; those over 65 were excluded from the study), higher income (those from zip codes with median incomes of more than $59,000 were more likely to use retail clinics than lower income groups), and good health (those with a chronic health complaint were less likely to use retail clinics).