We arrange a series of seminars on statistical methods in health economics. The topics in the seminars are broadly related to statistical methodology (particularly under the Bayesian framework) as applied to health economic evaluation, but there is a strong focus on topics in economic theory underpinning health economic evaluations and cost-effectiveness analysis.
The seminars are held at University College London and are meant to provide discussion and link up researchers active in the area of (Bayesian) statistical methods for health economic evaluations and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Recent and upcoming seminars
- James O'Mahony (University College Dublin): Beware of Kinked Frontiers: Reviewing the Choice of Comparator Strategies in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses of Human Papillomavirus Testing in Cervical Screening (17 November 2014) - download a pdf version of the presentation here.
One-day workshop "NICE and the cost-effectiveness thresholds: Can good intentions compensate for bad practice?"
- Matt Bending (Mapi): The cost-effectiveness threshold from an international perspective
- James O'Mahony (Trinity College Dublin): The current theory and practice of cost-effectiveness thresholds and the constraints and principles that might guide new decision rules for healthcare resource allocation
- Gianluca Baio (University College London): Beware of risk aversion! The role of Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis in health economic evaluation
- Mike Paulden (University of Alberta, Canada): Transforming the cost-effectiveness threshold into a ‘value threshold’: initial findings from a simulation model (joint work with Chris MacCabe, University of Alberta, Canada)
- Katrin Haeussler (University College London): Bayesian dynamic Markov models to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccination (20 March 2015) - download a pdf version of the presentation here.
- External event: Bayesian models for Health Economics Evaluation, workshop at the Royal Statistical Society (organised by the General Applications Section, 27 March 2015)
- External event: Seminar Series of the Master in Advanced Artificial Intelligence, Universidad Nacional De Educacion a Distancia, Madrid (Spain), 11 June 2015. Webcast of the seminar by Gianluca Baio (UCL): Bayesian methods in health economics
One-day workshop "Statistical issues in modelling survival data for health economic evaluation". 7 July 2015, 1.30-4.30pm
- Nick Latimer (HEDS, ScHARR. University of Sheffield): Standard survival analysis techniques - methods typically used in HTA - slides here and here.
- Chris Jackson (MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge): Improving long-term survival estimation through flexible models, combining evidence and accessible software - slides here.
- Jennifer Gaultney (Mapi, Utrecht, Netherlands). Real-life health economics: a case study of the challenges to modelling studies in niche oncology indications (24 September 2015).
- Gianluca Baio, Polina Hadjipanayiotou, Andrea Berardi, Anna Heath. How to make cost-effectiveness analysis in R, without even knowing that you're using R (4 November 2015).
- Alexina Mason (LSHTM). Developing a Framework to allow for Informative Missingness in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (15 December 2015) - slides here.
- Ioannis Kosmidis (UCL). Statistical modelling of availability-to-train in elite sports and possible extensions to health economic contexts (3 February 2016).