|Dr Hazel Squires|
Dr Hazel Squires from HEDS has just published two new papers on a framework for developing the structure of Public Health economic models. The research was funded thanks to a NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship. The two subsequent journal articles were published in the International Journal of Public Health and Value in Health.The work was undertaken within ScHARR and Hazel’s supervisors - Professor Jim Chilcott, Professor Ron Akehurst, Dr Jennifer Burr and Professor Mike Kelly - also contributed to the papers.
This is the first conceptual modelling framework for Public Health economic evaluation. Public health interventions tend to operate in dynamically complex systems and modelling these interventions requires broader considerations than clinical technologies.
Dr Squires said of her work: “This framework has the potential to help decision makers answer useful questions, improve model verification, validation, credibility, and reusability, guide uncertainty analysis and future research, and to facilitate fair allocation of resources.”
The work was undertaken between 2010 - 2014.
The papers can be accessed at:
A systematic literature review of the key challenges for developing the structure of Public Health economic models
A framework for developing the structure of Public Health economic models.