Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research (MDA12)

Venue: Harvard School of Public Health, FXB Building

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Aug 20, 2012
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Description

Health Outcomes Research Program at Harvard


Participants will learn to design, implement, and analyze health outcomes studies and critically review and use outcomes research data for clinical decision making, health care planning, and technology development. The program will provide the skills necessary to synthesize findings from various public health research studies to provide solid evidence for the value of specific treatments.


Learning Objectives


  • Evaluate the usefulness of outcomes measures and the application of new technologies for your organization


  • Conceptually define the meaning and purpose of outcomes research


  • Understand the role of epidemiology, health economics, psychometrics, and biostatistics in conducting outcomes research


  • Recognize the different types of measures used in outcomes research, including: clinical, health status, quality of life, work/role and health care utilization, and
    patient satisfaction


  • Adopt new methods for modeling patient responses


  • Interpret the meaning of statistical measurement concepts, such as reliability, validity, responsiveness, sensitivity, and power


  • Obtain a basic appreciation of the statistical analysis appropriate for outcomes research, including the analysis of longitudinal and categorical data


  • Synthesize findings from various health outcomes research studies


  • Compare the effectiveness of different treatments for the same illness


  • Provide solid evidence for the value of specific treatments

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Program fees

Regular, if payment received by August 13, 2012

$1,995.00: Corporate Rate
$1,595.00: Academic/Government Rate
$1,595.00: Non-Profit Rate (provide 9-digit Federal Tax ID number for verification)

Late Registration, if payment received after August 13, 2012

$2,095.00: Corporate Rate
$1,695.00: Academic/Government Rate
$1,695.00: Non-Profit Rate (provide 9-digit Federal Tax ID number for verification)