The role of causal inference in health services research II: a framework for causal inference.

Moser, André; Puhan, Milo A; Zwahlen, Marcel (2020). The role of causal inference in health services research II: a framework for causal inference. International journal of public health, 65(3), pp. 367-370. SP Birkhäuser Verlag Basel 10.1007/s00038-020-01334-1

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In a previous Hints and Kinks, we discussed the role of causal inference in tasks of health services research (HSR) using examples from health system interventions (Moser et al. 2020). In the present Hints and Kinks, we more formally introduce a principled framework for causal inference. Specifically, we discuss in more detail the role of counterfactuals for the definition of a causal effect and the ‘association is not causation’ adage. We continue on the example of a hospital merger (HM) as a health system intervention.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Zwahlen, Marcel

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 360 Social problems & social services

ISSN:

1661-8556

Publisher:

SP Birkhäuser Verlag Basel

Language:

English

Submitter:

Andrea Flükiger-Flückiger

Date Deposited:

25 Feb 2020 14:27

Last Modified:

28 May 2020 06:16

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00038-020-01334-1

PubMed ID:

32052085

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.140689

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/140689

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