To provide students with an introduction to decision models including decision trees and standard Markov models. Greater sophistication will be added as building blocks over the 3-day course. This will include:
Develop and populate a decision model
Populate a Markov model with and without time-dependent probabilities
Make a model probabilistic to reflect parameter uncertainty and to run Monte Carlo simulation
Present the results of a probabilistic model using net monetary benefits and cost-effectiveness acceptability curves
Assess the expected value of perfect information
Learn experience related to the use of economic evaluation in making public policy decisions in Thailand
In addition to the main teaching modules on modeling, we will have sessions at the end of Days 2 and 3 on the use of HTA in decision making. On Day 2 the focus will be on the use of model-based economic evaluation to inform policy decisions about the adoption of health technology. On the final day a session will consider the use of systematic reviews in HTA. HITAP will be leading these sessions: Dr.Yot Teerawattananon (program leader of HITAP), Dr.Sripen Tantivess (senior researcher of HITAP) and Miss Jomkwan Yothasamut (researcher).
Who should attend:
This course is designed for participants who are familiar with economic evaluation in healthcare and who wish to learn how to use more modelling techniques. It is envisaged that participants will currently be undertaking modelling for health economic evaluation within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, consultancy, academia or the health service. It is also appropriate for those reviewing or preparing economic evaluation evidence for public health authorities for reimbursement.
Participants are expected to have attended a general advanced course in economic evaluation or be comfortable with the contents of “Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs" by Drummond et al (OUP, 2005).
Software and Prerequisites:
This is an advanced course focusing specifically on decision modelling. Participants will be expected to have attended a general advanced course in economic evaluation such as that offered by McMaster University, University of Oxford or the University of York or be comfortable with the contents of "Methods for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs" by Drummond, et al, 3rd edition. This course will be a "hands-on" and participants will be expected to bring a laptop computer and mouse with Microsoft Excel for use throughout the course. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel is essential.
For those who need some further support with Microsoft Excel, colleagues at HITAP in Bangkok are able to provide a ‘refresher course’ prior to the main modeling workshop.
For further information regarding this workshop please contact: