Mary Ellen Murray
- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor
- (608) 263-6945
PhD, University of Michigan; Nursing Finance, Health Care Economics
MSN, University of Minnesota; Psychiatric Nursing, Nursing Administration
BSN, University of Minnesota; Nursing
BA, University of Minnesota; Psychology, Sociology
The goal of Mary Ellen Murray's research program is to define the relationship between resource utilization and the clinical and fiscal outcomes of patient care. This is accomplished within a framework of microeconomic theory using such analyses as cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, cost-minimization, cost-utility and willingness to pay methodologies. The dual faceted approach of clinical and fiscal outcomes measurement makes the work relevant to health care providers and policy makers. A major focus of her multidisciplinary research is the impact of managed care on patient outcomes and nursing practice. It includes the construction of studies that cross the continuum of care settings: inpatient, ambulatory, and home health services.