Large, Sparse Optimal Matching in an Observational Study of Surgical Outcomes

Neyman Seminar
Feb 1, 2017 4:00pm to 5:00pm
1011 Evans Hall
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Every newly trained surgeon performs a first unsupervised operation. How do her patients' health outcomes compare with the patients of experienced surgeons? A credible comparison must (1) occur within hospitals, since health outcomes vary widely by hospital; (2) compare outcomes of patients undergoing the same operative procedures, since the risks differ in a knee replacement and an appendectomy;...
Sam Pimentel, Department of Statistics, Wharton School, UPenn