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Title: Developing a step by step guide to cost effectiveness modelling
Author: Rautenberg, Tamlyn Anne
Awarding Body: University of Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2013
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Aim: To develop a process guide to support the novice modeller in developing a methodologically sound decision analytic cost effectiveness model from start to finish. Methods: An outline of the guide was constructed based on a systematic review of health economic guidelines. The content of the guide was developed according to a review of best practice methods. The draft guide was subject to two rounds of the nominal group technique method of consensus agreement. After revision, the usability of the final guide was tested by the researcher, and validated by two independent novice modellers. Results: Thirty-two health economic guidelines met the selection criteria and were data extracted, synthesized, critically evaluated and formed the outline of the guide. The guide was structured according to the model building process, and the content was developed based on review of best practice methods. Agreement was reached on the key content of the draft guide. The final guide consists of 142 components divided over five modules aligned to the process of model building. Conclusion: A step by step process guide to decision analytic cost effectiveness modelling has been constructed. The content has been agreed upon using concensus methods and has been independantly validated. The guide aims to explicitly capture each step required in the process of model development. In contrast to guidelines and best practice recommendations already available, the guide is uniquely arranged according to the process of model building and consists of five modules composed of multiple components, each representing the tasks which constitute the model building process. The guide is designed to facilitate the novice modeller in the process of model development with the aim of improving model quality and transparency, thereby improving the decision making process for which modelling is an increasingly important source of evidence.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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