HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

HTAI report back

A small contingent of HEDS researchers went to the HTAI conference in
Rio de Janeiro.  Alan Brennan, Eva Kaltenthaler, Donna Rowen and Chris Carroll were there doing workshops, presenting papers and talking to poster browsers.  They also took the opportunity to highlight HEDS consultancy work and promote the MSc International HTA, Pricing and Reimbursement that starting this autumn.  A special thanks also goes to Brazilian customs who impounded our displays.

The full list of our activities (within the conference) is:

Pre-conference workshop
Measuring utility for Health Technology Assessment by Luciane Nascimento Cruz and Donna Rowen.

Oral presentations
A worked example of “best fit” framework synthesis: a pragmatic form of qualitative data synthesis for health technology assessments.  Christopher Carroll, Andrew Booth, and Katy Cooper.

Issues in the rapid review of health technologies: guidance based on a qualitative study of manufacturers’ submissions to the UK NICE Single Technology Appraisal process.  Eva Kaltenthaler, Rumona Dickson, Angela Boland, Christopher Carroll, Patrick Fitzgerald.

Estimating the SF-6D value set for a southern Brazilian population.  Luciane Nascimento Cruz, Suzi Alves Camey, Juliana F. Hoffmann, Donna Rowen, John E. Brazier, Marcelo P. Fleck, Carisi Anne Polanczyk.

reviewing the evidence used in cost-effectiveness models in health technology assessment: a qualitative investigation of current concerns and future research priorities.  Eva Kaltenthaler, Paul Tappenden, Suzy Paisley.

Education in international health technology assessment, pricing and reimbursement: the development of a framework for the delivery of a masters level distance-learning course.  Christopher Carroll, Ron Akehurst, Alan Brennan, Phil Shackley, Andrew Booth, Nick Fox, Eva Kaltenthaler, Silvia Hummel, Donna Rowen, Suzy Paisley.

Total hip arthroplasty compared to hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fracture of the hip: a systematic review.  Alison Scope, Christopher Carroll, Philippa Evans.