Improving cost-effectiveness analysis in maternal and child health: A practical approach for calculating reliable cost estimates from observational data
Learning Areas:Biostatistics, economics
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe several approaches used to estimate facility-based costs from charges reported in hospital discharge data. Identify publicly-available datasets that can be used to calculate hospital-wide and department-specific cost-to-charge ratios. Discuss the impact that the choice of cost estimation method can have on cost effectiveness analyses in maternal and child health.
Keyword(s): Cost Issues, Maternal and Child Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am currently an Epidemiology and Statistical Data Analysis Manager who has served on several state and federal MCH grants, using linked data. I have created novel e-Learning and m-Learning modules, as well as interactive face-to-face lectures and vicarious learning exercises, to build the capacity of multidisciplinary team of researchers to conduct cost-effectiveness analysis and consider cost-related issues.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.