This is the guide for Module 1, which covers hospital objective functions and responses to financial incentives.

Learning objectives

  1. Synthesize the literature on hospital ownership type and its effects on healthcare outcomes
  2. Describe the Medicare prospective payment system
  3. Implement various estimators within a difference-in-differences research design
  4. Analyze real data on hospital ownership type, prices, and quality

Causal inference topics

  1. Introduction to difference-in-differences (OLS, TWFE, Event Studies)
  2. Staggered treatment timing and group-time ATTs
  3. Imputation estimators
  4. Synthetic DD

Main datasets

  1. HCRIS
  2. Provider of Services
  3. Hospital Compare
  4. Physician Fee Schedule
  5. IPPS Final Rule Files