Probabilistic One Way Sensitivity Analysis – multiple comparators in an example economic evaluation of breast cancer genomic tests

Although there have been substantial developments in the analysis of uncertainty in economic evaluations of health care programmes, the development of methods for one-way sensitivity analysis has been notably slower. Conditional incremental net benefit was recently proposed as an approach for implementing probabilistic one-way sensitivity analysis for economic evaluations comparing two strategies. Here, we generalise …

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Healthcare cost trajectories during the last year of life

A national population administrative secondary care data linkage study Pre-print publication: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.29.20203794v1 People who are nearing the end of life are high users of hospital services. The absolute cost to providers and its value  is uncertain. There is a need to identify which groups of people spend a lot of time in hospital so that …

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COVID-19 and Long Term Care

Our Research Fellow, Elizabeth Lemmon, has been contributing to several reports on the impact of COVID-19 within the long term care (LTC) system in Scotland and around the world, with colleagues from the University of Stirling, Edinburgh Napier University, London School of Economics and the Bruyère Research Institute. These reports are being produced for the …

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Adapting to Working From Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant that, along with the rest of the academic community, our team here at Edinburgh Health Economics (EHE) have also been learning to adapt to a life of working from home. In this post, we wanted to share some of how we have adapted, what we think we have learned so …

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Using Administrative Data in a Clinical Trial

In this post, written for the Early Career Researchers Using Scottish Administrative Data (eCRUSADers) blog, Catriona Keerie, Senior Statistician within Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) talks about her work within ECTU and her involvement on a rare Scottish trial that used administrative health data. She provides some great diagrams to help along the way, which …

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PhD Researcher Spotlight: Joanne Mair

Author: Joanne Mair Background Hello, my name is Jo and I am undertaking a part time PhD within the Usher Institute, my supervisors are Dr Nazir Lone, Dr Peter Hall and Professor Kev Dhaliwal.  I currently work for the Centre for Inflammation Research as a Clinical Project Manager within Professor Kev Dhaliwal’s team and have …

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Info-BC Launch

Author: Alistair Bullen Background In January we officially launched the Info-BC survey. The study explores patient and health professional preferences for secondary breast cancer treatments using a health economics tool called a discrete choice experiment (DCE). The launch marks the culmination of over a year of research and hard work including literature reviews, qualitative interviews …

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