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Patricia G. Ketsche

Associate Professor    

Ph.D., Georgia State University
M.B.A./MHA, Georgia State University
B.S., University of Pennsylvania


Health care financing and delivery
Managed care
Effect of coverage on access to care and health status
Access to and choice in employment-based health insurance


Dr. Ketsche is an associate professor and the MBA/MHA program director in the Institute of Health Administration at the Robinson College of Business as well as a fellow in the Georgia Health Policy Center, both located at Georgia State University. She teaches courses in health policy and ethics, healthcare financial management, and care management systems. Dr. Ketsche is a health services researcher with a particular interest in the financing and administration of public coverage programs and private insurance for healthcare. She worked for several years as an internal and external consultant for employee benefits, assisting firms in evaluating and implementing managed care plans. Prior to that, she worked as a physical therapist in a variety of healthcare settings. Dr. Ketsche earned a Ph.D. in risk management and insurance and master’s degrees in business and health administration from Georgia State University. She earned her undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Guy, Gery P, Johnston, Emily, Ketsche, Patricia, Joski, Peter, and Adams, E Kathleen (2016) “The Role of Public and Private Insurance Expansions and Premiums for Low-Income Parents: Lessons From State Experiences.” Medical Care. In press.
  • Baker, B.A., Ketsche, P.G.., and Robey, D. (2016) “Overcoming Industry Structure to Improve Customer Value in Disruptive Technologies: The Case of Robotic Surgery Programs,” Healthcare Financial Management. In press.
  • Ketsche, P. G., Adams, E. Kathleen, Wallace, S., Kannan, V., & Kannan, H. The Distribution of the Burden of US Health Care Financing (2015). International Journal of Financial Research, Vol 6 (3). DOI: 10.5430/ijfr.v6n3p29.
  • Marton, J., Ketsche, P. G., Snyder, A., Adams, E. Kathleen, Zhou, M. (2015). “Estimating Premium Sensitivity for Children’s Public Health Insurance Coverage: Selection but No Death Spiral.” Health Services Research, 50(2), 579-598.
  • Adams, E. Kathleen, Ketsche, P. G., Minyard, K. J. (2015). “Who Really Pays for Medicaid: Intended and Unintended Consequences of the Financing System,” Public Finance Review. Read the paper »
  • Mishra, A. N., Ketsche, P. G., Marton, J., Snyder, A., McLaren, S. (2014). “Examining the potential of information technology to improve the Medicaid application process: Enrollee perceptions from a concurrent mixed method analysis,” Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. Vol. 21(6): 1045-1052