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.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Assessing the appropriateness of existing model adaptation methods to the context of middle-income countries

Economic Evaluations and more broadly Health Technology Assessments (HTA) are increasingly used to inform health care decision making worldwide; however, traditional methods are often time consuming and expensive. Transferability through model adaptation has been proposed for saving scarce resources for decision makers in Middle-income Countries (MICs).

Staffs from HEDS are collaborating with researchers and experts from NICE International, University of York, University of Leeds, University of Southampton, University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and National Department of Health (South Africa) to look at this challenge. This is a collaborative research project funded by the White Rose University Consortium using a case study on Taxanes for adjuvant treatment of early breast cancer in South Africa.

The inception meeting for this project will be held in Sheffield on Monday 12 December 2016. HEDS contributions to this project are from Abu Alshreef, Simon Dixon and Sue Ward. The final report is due to be submitted by the end of November 2017. For more information and updates follow the project webpage on the White Rose University Consortium website by clicking here.