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.

Thursday, 24 May 2012


There will be seven of us at ISPOR in Washington.  We will be presenting 10 separate pieces of work which are listed below.  We will also be manning a stand to answer any questions about our research, MScs and consultancy work.

Podium session
Professor Ben van Hout
Healthcare Resource Utilization (HCRU) and Costs Among Patients Treated for Nosocomial Pneumonia (NP) Caused by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA): Secondary Analysis of a Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Study

Poster sessions

Professor Ben van Hout
Using Discrete Choice Experiments (DCE) to Estimate Preference-Based Utilities for Dupuytren's Contracture (DC).
Dr Praveen Thokala
Cost-Effectiveness of Presentation and Delayed Troponin Testing for Acute Myocardial Infarction
Cost-Effectiveness Modelling of Type-1 Diabetes
Operationalising Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis for Health Technology Assessment

Dr Simon Palfreyman
The Development and Valuation of the Sheffield Preference Based Leg Ulcer Questionnaire (SPVU-5D)
Mr Brendan Mulhern
The Validation of the Diabetes Health Profile (DHP-18) and the Development of a Brief Measure of Health Related Quality of Life in Diabetes (dhp-12)
Miss Jen Kruger
Accounting for Psychological Determinants of Treatment Response in Health Economic Simulation Models of Behavioural Interventions: A Case Study in Type 1 Diabetes

Professor Simon Dixon
A Literature Review for Empirical Studies of Process Utility

Workshop session

Professor Ron Akehurst
Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) to Understand Payers’ Assessment of the Value of a New Product and Predict Reimbursement