Thomas Cox PhD, RN
Cox, T. (2011). Standard Errors: Statistical Consequences of Health Care Provider Insurance Risk Assumption. In JSM Proceedings, Section on Government Statistics. Alexandria, VA: American Statistical Association. 5180-5194. (I have made a copy of this paper available in the Working Papers 2012 page - Click ===>
Cox, T. (2011). The Impact of Size on Success of Health Insurance Companies. Nurse Leader, 9(5): 38-41. Get This Paper
Cox, T. (2011). Exposing the true risks of capitation financed healthcare. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management, 30: 34–41. Get This Paper
Cox, T. (2010). Legal and Ethical Implications of Health Care Provider Insurance Risk Assumption. JONA’S Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation, 12(4): 106-116. Get This Paper
Cox, T. (2009). Commentary: A Common Flaw in Health Care Finance Mechanisms That Adversely Affects Service Quality and Capacity: Professional Caregiver Insurance Risk In The Trenches. Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 16: 938-940. Get This Paper
Cox, T. (2009). Responses to “Low-Cost, High-Quality Care In America.” Available at:
Cox, T. (2009). Capitation is always more inefficient than indemnity insurance – Rapid response to Kenneth Arrow, Alan Auerbach, John Bertko, Shannon Brownlee, Lawrence P. Casalino, et.al. “Toward a 21st-Century Health Care System: Recommendations for Health Care Reform” Ann Intern Med 2009; 150: 493-495. Available at:
Cox, T. (2007). Why capitation? – eLetter response to Hoangmai H. Pham and Paul B. Ginsburg “Unhealthy Trends: The Future Of Physician Services” Health Affairs, November/December 2007; 26(6): 1586-1598.” Available at http://content.healthaffairs.org/cgi/eletters/26/6/1586
Cox, T. (2007). Nursing Research in 2050. Nursing Science Quarterly. 20(3), 206-208. Get This Paper
Cox, T. (2007). Book Review: Betraying the NHS: Health abandoned by Michael Mandelstam. Journal of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, 14(7): 715-716. Get This Paper
Cox, T. (2006). Professional caregiver insurance risk: A brief primer for nurse executives and decision-makers. Nurse Leader, 4(2): 48-51. Get This Paper
Cox, T. (2006). Letter to the editor in response to: “Physician, Anonymous. (January 6, 1997). Clueless in the land of managed care. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 2(2). Available at http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/LetterstotheEditor/ThomasCoxLetter.html March 27, 2006.
Cox, T. (2005). Professional Caregiver Insurance Risk, Medical Outliers, and the Duty to Treat – Comment on “The obligation of physicians to medical outliers: a Kantian and Hegelian synthesis” by Thomas J Papadimos and Alan P Marco. BMC Medical Ethics 2004, 5:3. Article available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1472-6939-5-3.pdf Comment available at : http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/5/3/comments Published online: June 10, 2005.
Cox, T. (2005). Professional caregiver insurance risk and the rising costs of health care – Rapid response to “High and rising health care costs. Part 1: Seeking an explanation” by Thomas Bodenheimer, MD. Annals of Internal Medicine, 142: 847-854.” Click on the "Comment" link at: http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=718406 Published online: June 13, 2005.
Cox, T. (2001). Risk theory, reinsurance, and capitation. Issues in Interdisciplinary Care, 3(3): 213-218.
Jonas, S., Cox T. and Lamont, C. (1977). Family medicine residency program in semirural setting. Development of a plan. New York State Journal of Medicine, 77(1):108-14.
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