Modeling Healthcare Costs is geared toward researchers from a variety of disciplines who work in the outcomes research industry. Outcomes research is a unique field in the sense that it brings people who work in different disciplines under the umbrella of the same project. In order to complete a protocol, final report or manuscript, one needs a statistician to execute the analysis, a health economist or epidemiologist to design the models, a clinician to choose the proper clinical variables and how to interpret them, a pharmacist to provide detailed medication information, a programmer to code, and a medical writer to prepare the report and manuscripts. These researchers with advanced degrees from a wide variety of disciplines must communicate with each other throughout the study. Dr. Baser's book is written for researchers without a strong statistical background, and includes examples from actual projects. For programmers, codes are provided that may be helpful in applying models case by case. For economists and statisticians, advanced sections with mathematical equations are included. Onur Baser, MS, PhD, is Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of Michigan and President & CEO of STATinMED Research. Dr. Baser's work in the field of propensity score matching was one of the first applications of econometric techniques in outcomes research to provide guidelines for choosing among different types of matching techniques. He created ProbChoiceTM, SIFRATM, CompQualTM, NatWeightTM, SESTM, and SAMPSIZETM algorithms. His co-authored work created a composite score, which is used by the National Institute of Health to profile U.S. hospitals. He adopted a weight mechanism to create national representative data sets using private insurance databases. His ZIP code-linked socioeconomic status variable is frequently used in outcomes research studies and can link any data set.
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