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Using administrative data for international health system comparisons

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Researchers, clinicians, patients and policy makers around the globe are searching for the holy grail:  a health system that delivers exceptional outcomes and unfettered access at an affordable cost.  Curiously, empirical studies comparing healthcare outcomes, utilization, and cost between different countries are extremely limited.  Thus experts often rely upon anecdote and case studies.  In this seminar I will describe our nascent efforts from the International Health Systems Research Collaborative (IHSRC) using primary administrative data from different countries (US, Canada, Australia, and England) to compare health system performance.  I will discuss methodological challenges and preliminary results and talk about findings and results that challenge assumptions and conventional wisdom.


Peter Cram


Peter Cram MD MBA is the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Sinai Health System and University Health Network and a Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto.  A native of Connecticut, Peter was faculty at the University of Iowa from 2002-2013, rising from the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (with tenure) and Full Professor.  He served as Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care from 2010-2013,  before moving to the University of Toronto in 2014.  His primary research focus at present is using large administrative data files to compare healthcare utilization and outcomes across wealthy countries.  Other areas of research include:  1) patient safety in the area of test-result communication and follow up; 2) informed medical decision making.  Peter has published more than 180 research papers and is the co-founder of the international health system research collaborative (IHSRC).


When: Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm

Where: Level 6 Seminar Room, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

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Menzies Centre for Health Policy


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