Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University

FSI Stanford Courses

Outcomes Analysis

Course number(s): HRP 252, BIOMEDIN 251
Offered Spring quarter in the 2006-2007 academic year

Jay Bhattacharya - Stanford University

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This is a course designed to teach students the methods of conducting empirical studies that use large existing medical, survey, and other databases to ask both clinical and policy-related questions. The overarching theme of the course is -- how does one conduct research on medical and health economics questions when a randomized trial is impossible?

The course is divided into two parts. The first part is an extensive introduction into the practice of acquiring, merging, anthat researchers have used to conduct medical outcomes research. Throughout the course, we d preparing databases appropriate to answering a particular research question. The second part is a survey of useful econometric and statistical models will discuss important example applications of the methods discussed in the course.

Please see below for a sample syllabus. Please note that the contents of the below syllabus do not necessarily reflect what will be included in future quarters.

Graduate and undergraduate


Department of Health, Research and Policy
Stanford School of Medicine