Location as Destiny

Location as Destiny: A Conference in Honor of John E. Wennberg
October 14-15, 2013: The Hanover Inn, Hanover NH 03755

Monday, October 14

9:45 – 10:00 am: Introductory Remarks, Dean Wiley “Chip” Souba (Dartmouth)

10:00 – 10:35 am: Richard Lehman (Yale): A history of regional variation in healthcare

10:35 – 12:00 pm: John E. Wennberg (Dartmouth): Practice variation as central tendency

Discussant: Gwyn Bevan (LSE) and Harlan Krumholz (Yale)

12:00 – 1:15 pm:  Lunch: Public Lecture: Donald Berwick: “Courage”

1:15 – 2:15 pm: Amber Barnato (Pittsburgh): Qualitative methods in geographic variation

Discussant: Valerie Lewis (Dartmouth)

2:15 – 3:05 pm: Klim McPherson (Oxford) and David Goodman (Dartmouth): International aspects of regional variations

Discussant: Enrique Bernal-Delgado (CRES)

3:05 – 3:30 pm: Break

3:30 – 4:30 pm:  Floyd (Jack) J. Fowler, Jr. (UM Boston): The Patient Outcome Research Teams

Discussants: Sherrie Kaplan (UC Irvine), Michael Barry (FMDM)

4:30 – 6:00 pm: New Developments in Geographic Variations

Julie Bynum (Dartmouth): Performance Measures in PHNs

John Birkmeyer (Michigan): Reducing variation in the use and outcomes of surgery

Nancy Morden (Dartmouth): Geographic variations in pharmaceutical use

6:00 – 7:30 pm: Cocktails and serious hors d’oeuvres (Hanover Inn)

6:30 pm: President Philip Hanlon (Dartmouth)

6:45 pm: James Weinstein (CEO, Dartmouth-Hitchcock)


Tuesday, October 15

7:308:30 am: Breakfast

8:30 – 9:40 am: Risk adjustment and the measurement of outcomes

David Wennberg (Dartmouth): Risk adjustment and spending

Harlan Krumholz (Yale): Measuring health outcomes

9:4010:10 Break

10:10 – 11:00 am:  Therese Stukel (Toronto): Statistical methods in geographic variations

Discussant: James O’Malley (Dartmouth)

11:00 – 12:00 pm: John Billings (NYU): Shared decision making

Discussants: Al Mulley (Dartmouth), George Bennett (Good Measures)

12:001:15 pm: Lunch Elliott Fisher (Director, TDI), speaker

1:15 – 2:15 pm: David Goodman (Dartmouth):Regional Health Care Capacity and the Case of the Physician Workforce

Discussants: Fitzhugh Mullan (George Washington), Susan Dentzer (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

2:15 – 3:15 pm: Klim McPherson (Oxford), Jon Skinner (Dartmouth), John E. Wennberg (Dartmouth): Is more really better?

Discussants: Amitabh Chandra (Harvard), Lisa Schwartz/Steve Woloshin (Dartmouth)

3:15 – 3:30 pm: Jack Wennberg: Concluding Remarks

3:45 pm: Adjourn

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