Wennberg International Collaborative Fall Meeting 2019 (Oxford)

Event Details

Date

October 2-4, 2019

Location

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK

Registration

The Fall meeting is convened by invitation and the WIC prioritizes attendance for early investigators and those from countries where the study of health care variation is less developed. To inquire about registration, please email: Wennberg.Collaborative@Dartmouth.edu

Conference Receptions & Dinner

Small Reception on the evening of Wednesday, September 2nd

Formal Reception followed by the Formal Dinner on Thursday, September 3rd Call for

Abstracts

The meeting this year will be organized around five themes and a sixth general category:

1. Improving quality when there is no ideal rate

2. Emerging data sources and their potential impact on improvement of health outcomes or Medical Practice Variation (MPV)

3. The economic impact of MPV on costs of health systems

4. Natural experiments

5. Healthcare delivery systems

6. Understanding the causes of unwarranted variations and/or how to reduce them

Agenda

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Conference Materials

Download the conference materials.

Please note this is a password protected file. Contact the WIC for more information.

Conference Presentations

Heejung Son (South Korea)
Regional Accessibility of High Volume Gastric Cancer Surgery And Medical Use in South Korea

David Klemperer and Kathrin Schlößler (Germany)
Which Factors Influence The Regional Rate of Invasive Coronary Angiography? A Qualitative Study For Suspected Stable Coronary Heart Disease

Mark Adams (Switzerland)
Patent Ductus Arteriosus Ligation – What is the ideal rate?

Daniel Adrian Lungu and Francesca Pennucci (Italy)
The role of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in managing geographical variation in orthopaedic elective surgery

Daniel Adrian Lungu (Italy)
Does the Surgical Technique have an impact on Unwarranted Geographical Variation for Benign Hysterectomy?

Thérèse Stukel (Canada)
Is Higher System Spending Intensity Associated with Better Acute Care Outcomes in the USA & Canada?

Thérèse Stukel (Canada)
Discussion from the ‘Economic & economitic analyses of medical practice variations’ session

Tim Wilson and Karen Chumbley (United Kingdom)
Providing greater value for people at the end of life

Richard Hamblin and Catherine Gerard (New Zealand)
Improving quality when there is no ideal rate: Antibiotic resistance, GP antibiotic prescribing and behavioural insights

Richard Hamblin and Catherine Gerard (New Zealand)
Why Won’t It Change? The Influence Of Health System Design And Culture On Reducing Unwarranted Variation

Isabel Geiger (Germany)
Quantifying needs-based supply of physicians: A systematic review and critical assessment of international studies

Kjetil Telle (Norway)
Effects of travel time on Healthcare Utilization: Evidence from Norway

Julia Frank-Tewaag (Germany)
Use of recommended drug therapies before percutaneous coronary intervention

Hélène Aschmann (Switzerland)
Considering individual risks and preferences to inform patient centered care and shared decision making

Optional Learning Session

Professors David Goodman and Sabina Nuti hosted an optional learning session entitled Health Care Variation: Concepts, Methods, Major Findings, and Implementation of Change (Foundations of Medical Care Epidemiology) on Wednesday, September 2nd

Slides

Session I – Origins and overview of Medical Care Epidemiology

Session II – Nuts and bolts of descriptive studies – study design, numerator, denominator, attribution, and risk adjustment

Session III – Inferential studies: Investigating the causes and consequences of health care variation

Session IV – More inferential studies & Variation as a tool for change

Videos

Session I – Origins and overview of Medical Care Epidemiology

Session II – Nuts and bolts of descriptive studies – study design, numerator, denominator, attribution, and risk adjustment

Session III – Inferential studies: Investigating the causes and consequences of health care variation

Session IV – More inferential studies & Variation as a tool for change

Bibliography

Learning Session Bibliography

Inferential Studies Bibliography

View the learning session materials