Lecture: Benchmarking Clinicians through Data Balancing  

 

Assigned Reading

  • Introduction to multilevel regression Video► Read► Slides►

Assignment

Question 1: Using the data in the following table, calculate if the clinician is more efficient in taking care of the patients.  Calculate the average length of stay for the clinician and the patient after removing the effects of Myocardial Infarction (MI) and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). 

Clinician's Patients

Peer Provider's Patients

Case

Previous MI

CHF

Length of stay

Case

Previous MI

CHF

Length of stay

1

Yes

Yes

6

1

MI

CHF

5

2

Yes

No

5

2

MI

CHF

5

3

Yes

Yes

6

3

No MI

CHF

4

4

Yes

Yes

6

4

No MI

No CHF

3

5

Yes

Yes

6

5

No MI

CHF

4

6

Yes

No

5

6

No MI

CHF

4

7

Yes

Yes

6

7

MI

CHF

5

8

Yes

No

5

8

MI

CHF

5

9

Yes

Yes

6

9

MI

CHF

5

10

Yes

No

5

10

MI

CHF

5

11

Yes

Yes

6

11

MI

CHF

5

12

No

Yes

4

12

No MI

No CHF

3

13

No

Yes

4

13

No MI

CHF

4

14

No

Yes

4

14

No MI

CHF

4

15

Yes

Yes

6

15

No MI

CHF

4

16

Yes

Yes

6

16

No MI

CHF

4

17

Yes

Yes

6

17

No MI

CHF

4

18

Yes

No

5

18

No MI

No CHF

3

19

Yes

No

5

19

MI

No CHF

4

20

Yes

Yes

6

20

MI

CHF

5

 

 

 

21

MI

CHF

5

 

 

 

22

MI

CHF

5

 

 

 

23

MI

No CHF

4

 

 

 

24

No MI

CHF

4

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