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2017/2018  KAN-CIHCV1604U  Empirical Methods in Health Care Innovation

English Title
Empirical Methods in Health Care Innovation

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Second Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 50
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care
Course coordinator
  • Fane Naja Groes - Department of Economics (ECON)
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation
Last updated on 23-02-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors:
  • Understanding of the content and organization of data in the Danish health registers
  • Lay out testable hypotheses
  • Outline an empirical strategy to test these hypotheses
  • Interpret the results of the quantitative/econometric analysis
  • Critically evaluate the econometric models for bias and causality
Course prerequisites
Track 2 # Health Innovation assessment
Examination
Empirical Methods in Health Care Innovation:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Oral exam based on written product

In order to participate in the oral exam, the written product must be handed in before the oral exam; by the set deadline. The grade is based on an overall assessment of the written product and the individual oral performance.
Individual or group exam Individual oral exam based on written group product
Number of people in the group 4-5
Size of written product Max. 15 pages
Assignment type Project
Duration
Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
20 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time No preparation
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If a student is ill during the regular oral exam, he/she will be able to re-use the project at the make-up exam. If a student is ill during the writing of the project and did not contribute to the project, the make-up exam can be written individually or in groups (provided that other students are taking the make-up/re-exam). If the student did not pass the regular exam or did not show up at the oral exam, he/she must make a new revised project/business plan (confer advice from the examiner) and hand it in on a new deadline specified by the secretariat.
Course content and structure

This course focuses on the use of applied quantitative methods for the analysis of health and innovation in health care data.

Topics to be covered include: methods for the analysis of health data and health care cost data; evaluation of public policies to promote HCI; cross-country comparison of health care responsiveness; Examining the impact of education on HCI and the interaction between HCI and society. Lectures will cover the research question, methodological approach and its empirical implementation. Computer-based practical exercises will complement the lectures to enable participants to gain experience in the application of the methods. 

Throughout the course an emphasis will be placed on the empirical (econometric) methods used in addressing research questions. These include, the linear regression model, assessing and correcting for reporting bias in self-reports of health care quality (responsiveness), policy evaluation techniques including methods of matching and regression based difference-in-differences, comparison of approaches to modelling health care cost data.

Teaching methods
class and Group work
Feedback during the teaching period
Feedback will be given at the oral examination
Student workload
class 20 hours
lab session 10 hours
preparation of sessions 65 hours
preparation of lab sessions 25 hours
student presentation 40 hours
exam preparation and exam 65 hours
Expected literature

Mastering ’Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect
by Joshua D. Angrist (Author), Jörn-Steffen Pischke (Author)

Introduction to Econometrics, 3rd Edition
James H. Stock, Harvard University
Mark W. Watson, Princeton University

Last updated on 23-02-2017