A Causal Tree Approach for Personalized Health Care Outcome Analysis

@inproceedings{Wang2016ACT,
  title={A Causal Tree Approach for Personalized Health Care Outcome Analysis},
  author={Guihua Wang and Stephen M. Garcia Stephen M. Ross},
  year={2016}
}
Using patient-level data from 35 hospitals for 6 cardiovascular surgeries in New York, we provide empirical evidence that outcome differences between health care providers are heterogeneous across different groups of patients. We then use a causal tree approach to identify patient groups that exhibit significant differences in outcome. By quantifying these differences, we demonstrate that a large majority of patients can achieve better expected outcomes by selecting providers based on patient… CONTINUE READING