University of Hamburg – School of Business: Risk adjustment methods for quality of care outcomes with administrative data

Institution: Universität Hamburg, Hamburg Center for Health Economics

Course Instructors: Prof. Dr. Marco Caliendo / Prof. Dr. Tom Stargardt

Course Value: 5 ECTS

Block course:
24.09.2018: 9:00 am ‐ 12:30 pm / 01:30 pm ‐ 05:00 pm
25.09.2018: 9:00 am ‐ 12:30 pm / 01:30 pm ‐ 05:00 pm
26.09.2018: 9:00 am ‐ 12:30 pm / 01:30 pm ‐ 05:00 pm

Place: Universität Hamburg

Classroom: 4029, Esplanade 36

Language of instruction: English

Registration: Please contact  Elena Phillips, (first come, first-served)

Course Overview:
The course will cover methods for drawing causal inference in interventional, non‐
experimental/non‐randomized studies on quality of care with administrative data. In order to control for confounders between intervention and control group, at first simple methods (such as stratification and standardization) as well as advanced methods (Propensity Score Matching, Difference‐in‐Differences, Regression‐Discontinuity Designs) are taught. The course will also give an overview on common risk‐adjustment instruments (generic and disease specific risk‐adjustment scores based on diagnoses or ATC codes) for use with health outcomes.

The course will be split in theoretical and practical sessions. During the practical sessions we are going to implement the discussed estimators with STATA. Hence, a basic knowledge of STATA (data handling, running do‐files, etc.) is a prerequisite for the course. If you are not familiar with STATA you might want to check the online introduction from the UCLA Institute for Digital Research and Education The relevant estimation commands and ado‐files will be explained during the course; some of them require STATA 13 or higher.

Assessment: Students will have to complete an assignment doing (statistical) analyses of a dataset. Results have to be presented in the form of a short summary paper.

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