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Programació de seminaris 2019


  • Dimarts, 22 de gener de 2019. Hora: 12:30

Sharon-Lise Normand, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

       Statistical Approaches to Health Care Quality Assessments



Statistical Approaches to Health Care Quality Assessments
CONVIDAT:  Sharon-Lise Normand
IDIOMA: Anglès
LLOC: Edifici B6, Sala d'Actes Manuel Martí, Campus Nord, UPC (veure mapa)

DATA:  Dimarts, 22 de Gener de 2019. Hora: 12:30

RESUM:  Health plan, hospital, and physician quality assessments are ubiquitous in the U.S. Hospital assessments in particular are used for licensure, maintenance, and some assessments are the basis for modification of hospital payments.  For instance, in 2017 the U.S. federal government withheld $528 million from 2597 hospitals as part of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction program described in the Affordable Care Act. This talk will describe the key statistical challenges in determining whether a hospital has higher than "expected outcome" including defining the "treatment", determining the counterfactual outcome, characterizing the role of unmeasured confounders, and accounting for data sparsity and uncertainty.

SOBRE L'AUTOR: Sharon-Lise Normand, Ph.D., is S. James Adelstein Professor of Health Care Policy (Biostatistics) in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Normand’s research focuses on the development of statistical methods for health services and outcomes research, primarily using Bayesian approaches, including the evaluation of medical devices in randomized and non-randomized settings for  pre- and post-market assessments,  causal inference, provider profiling, evidence synthesis, item response theory, and latent variables analyses. Her application areas include cardiovascular disease, severe mental illness, medical device safety and effectiveness, and medical technology diffusion. She earned her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Toronto, holds a Master of Science as well as a Bachelor of Science degrees in Statistics from the University of Western Ontario, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.