Month: January 2013

Common Adverse Effects And Health Care Costs In HIV Patients On Antiretroviral Therapies

Washington, DC, USA – Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that attacks the immune system. More than one million people in the United States are affected by HIV. There is currently no cure for HIV; however, antiretroviral therapies such as

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Need For Speed In Value Of Information Analysis In Health Care: Some New Developments

Vancouver, Canada – Mathematical modeling has become fundamental to health technology assessment (HTA) and comparative effectiveness research. It allows comprehensive, transparent, and objective quantification of evidence in evaluating health technologies. Such models not only tell us which health technology provides the

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Expecting A Lot Of Missing Data In Your Resource Use Questionnaire? Give Patients A Resource Use Log Too!

Bristol, UK – Using patient-completed questionnaires to collect resource use in economic evaluations conducted alongside randomised controlled trials (RCTs) often results in missing data. A research team from the University of Bristol designed a log to give patients at baseline so

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New Approach To “Mapping” Treatment Effects To Generic Health-Related Quality Of Life Scales

Bristol, UK – “The benefits of new treatments in improving quality of life have been routinely under-estimated.” That is the conclusion from the first of two papers by Lu, Ades et al. from the University of Bristol. In the paper, “Mapping from

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Recommendations For Estimating Utility Values From Other Health Measures

Sheffield, UK – Decision-making agencies, such as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK, recommend the inclusion of utility data in health technology assessments, and sometimes require data to be collected using specific patient-reported outcome measures

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