Measurement, Design, and Analysis Methods for Health Outcomes Research
Monday, August 18 2014
Location: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
August 18-20, 2014
Learn the basics of public health research
This program provides participants with an overview of several topics in the field of health outcomes research, equipping newcomers with knowledge of the language and concepts of both public health research and statistical methods. Taught in an interactive classroom setting, this program is geared toward introductory to intermediate outcomes research professionals.
Understand and work with health outcomes studies
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.
Improve health outcomes and quality initiatives
The current initiatives to compare the effectiveness of different treatments for the same illness is a direct response to the growing concern that doctors have little or no solid evidence of the value of many treatments. Health outcomes research is important for making effective clinical and business decisions, improving patient-reported outcomes, including health quality, and decreasing payer costs by discouraging the use of costly, ineffective treatments.