EM1809F "Natural Experiments in Health Care" (IM GR-092118)

This talk will describe how natural experiments – a methodological tool commonly used by economists – can be used to better understand phenomena observed in health care. The talk will discuss how creative thinking, large data, and quasi-experimental study designs, can be combined to provide new insights about the productivity of health care.

Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand how natural experiments can be used in observational health care research
  • Be able to apply natural experiment study designs to clinical and policy research questions
  • Understand limitations of natural experiment methodology
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Anupam B. Jena, M.D., Ph.D.
Ruth L. Newhouse Associate Professor of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
Visiting Professor hosted by the Division of General Internal Medicine

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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