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, 4 January 2012

Archimedes report

A description of the Archimedes model (ARCHeS Simulator 2.3) was published in December; ARCHeS being the web interface to the Archimedes Model.

The model is an attempt to bring together multiple diseases within a single model, rather than having separate models.  At present it is limited to cardio-metabolic risk characterised by inter-related sub-models for diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy, nephropathy, coronary artery disease, circulation, atrial fibrillation, lipids and stroke.

The report is a useful summary of the model and includes references to the key data used in the model, including the risk engines, treatment effects and population data.  For further information on the model, registration is necessary, but the report highlighted above is readily available here.