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comparative health care week 5

by: Isabel Blalock

comparative health care week 5 PHP 1100

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Comparative Healthcare Systems
Dr. Omar Galarraga
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Isabel Blalock on Tuesday March 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHP 1100 at Brown University taught by Dr. Omar Galarraga in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 34 views. For similar materials see Comparative Healthcare Systems in Public Health at Brown University.


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Date Created: 03/01/16
▯ Data Analysis Exercise, Mid-Term and Final Paper Review ▯ FILES AVAILABLE in canvas ▯  Use existing data to conduct country-level analysis on the association of an aspect/feature of the health system on a topic or health outcome of interest  Use comparative health or economic data to formulate a testable hypothesis  Conduct exploratory analysis a. Service delivery b. Health workforce c. Health information d. Medical technology e. Health financing f. Leadership and governance ▯ Outcomes (examples)  HIV/AIDS  Maternal and child health  Infectious disease  Disparities in health care  Burden of disease ▯ ▯ Format  1-2 pages max, excluding tables, figures and references  format- short brief/memo 1) brief background/introduction that clearly states a hypothesis 2) summary of methods 3) summary of results ▯ ▯ Data sources listed in syllabus  DHS program (register with website o Download R studio?  Survey sets -> available data ▯ OECD  Life expectancy tool 3 assignment options 1) look at data summaries and use them to support or refute your hypothesis 2) use of descriptive tables and statistics such as correlations in a spreadsheet software such as excel to support or refute your hypothesis 3) More advanced statistical analysis based on regression methods such as liner and logistic regression to support or refute your hypothesis i. This can be implement using software such as R, Stata ▯ ▯ Option 1: Using Summary Data  Hypothesis: identify independent and dependent variables ▯ Option 2: Descriptive statistics Remember descriptive statistics Access to contraception Home visiting Gapminder StatCOMPILER Mid-term  4 essay style questions  Your response to each question should be 1 to 1.5 single- spaced pages per question excluding references  Cite lecture notes or class readings to support your arguments, using an acceptable biographic format  Can cite with any format (MLA)  Don’t need to cite what we’ve done in class but cite supported reading  Each question is worth 5 points ▯ Preparation  Read over lecture notes and weekly reflections


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