Synopsis: Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD holds the Nancy Abramson Wolfson Endowed Chair in Health Services Research and is Director of the multidisciplinary Center for Outcomes Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Start Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 12:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 1:30 PM
Location: Institute For Health, Health Care Policy And Aging Research(Ifh)
Address: 112 Paterson Street
Campus: College Avenue
Room: Conference room 120
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Jeffrey H. Silber, MD, PhD
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: R. Alesha Vega
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-8413
Additional Information: Dr. Silber is an internationally known authority on outcomes measurement and severity adjustment for both adults and children. He created the adult quality of care measure, Failure-to-Rescue (FTR) in 1990 that has been adopted as three specific quality measures by the National Quality Forum (NQF). He has developed two length of stay outcome measures: Prolonged Length of Stay and Conditional Length of Stay, now applied to both pediatric and adult populations. With Paul Rosenbaum he developed the Omega measure that evaluates outcome measures by estimating the relative contribution of patient to hospital characteristics associated with a specific outcome and the method of Template Matching to compare hospital cost and quality. Much of his recent work focuses on the use of multivariate matching when comparing outcomes, specifically to problems in both pediatric and adult medicine and surgery, disparities, and cancer.