HCHE offers courses for doctoral students in order to support young researchers. The courses usually take place over one or two days and are held by renowned international researchers.
Some of the courses are part of the "Improving Quality of Care in Europe" (IQCE) programme of the European Training Network (ETN). The doctoral programme aims to research concepts for improving the quality of care in Europe. It is funded by the European Commission, which supports innovative scientific projects within the Horizon 2020 programme. Further information can be found on the website of the European Training Network IQCE.
Organizing and Managing Hospital Services for Better Quality of Care: Theory and Methods (Cancelled!)
In the presence of rising health care costs, many countries are trying to determine the most efficient and effective ways to organize and manage hospital care, which constitutes a significant component of healthcare spending. This one-day course will offer participants an opportunity to discuss theories and related empirical research on this topic. Our discussion will be directed to the following questions.
- Should some types of hospital services be regionalized to ensure high patient volume for clinicians based on the proposition that high volume confers experience that promotes quality of care?
- Can smaller hospitals adequately compensate for lower volume by specializing in the delivery of certain services?
- How important are nurse staffing levels for ensuring high quality of care? Should minimum staffing levels be required?
- Do hospitals’ efforts to standardize care practices through technology and advanced management practices complement or substitute for some physicians’ patient care activities?
These questions implicate several theoretical perspectives from economics, organization theory, and human resource management that we will consider for their value in helping us study topics pertaining to the organization and management of hospital services. We will also critically examine several studies that seek to address these issues in terms of their conceptual frameworks and methodological approaches.
When: Tuesday, 05.05.2020, 09:00 until 17:00
Where: Hamburg Center for Health Economics
Current Topics in Experimental Health Economics (Cancelled!)
This seminar provides an introduction to the current research in health economics using experimental methods. The focus will be on laboratory experiments. We will discuss papers dealing with core issues in health economics, in particular, physician behavior, health insurance choice, provider competition and health care finance. The teachers will provide inputs regarding the theoretical background and experimental methods. Participants are expected to provide short introductions to papers as a starting point for discussions. The objective is to familiarize participants with the current state of research, to show the relationship between theory and experiment and to provide a basis for own research. For the course assessment, students will form small groups and develop an experimental design that will be presented at the end of the course.
Instructors: Prof. Mathias Kifmann, Prof. Johanna Kokot
When: Starts April 7th, tuesdays, 16:15 - 17:45 hrs
Where: Hamburg Center for Health Economics, Esplanade 36, Room 4029
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Regulatory Intervention in Health Care Markets (13.11.2018)
This one-day course addresses regulatory intervention in health care markets. It begins with an evaluation of historical developments that have shaped markets for health care and health insurance and assess the evolving roles of consumers, health care providers, employers, insurance companies, and regulators. After that, factors contributing to rising health care costs, decisions to purchase insurance, and the conduct and performance of the health insurance market will be explored.
Instructor: Professor Patricia Born, Florida State University
When: Thursday, 13.11.2018, 09:00 am until 5:00 pm
Where: Hamburg Center for Health Economics, room 4029
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