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, 13 July 2017

New Technical Support Document

The latest TSD has been produced by the NICE DSU....

TSD19: Partitioned survival analysis for decision modelling in health care: A critical review.
It covers:
  • A description of the partitioned survival analysis approach and how it differs from more conventional state   transition   models   in   terms   of   structural   assumptions   and   data requirements
  • A  review  of  the  use  of  partitioned  survival  analysis in  recent  NICE TAs of  cancer treatments
  • A  critique  of  the  approach  focusing on the implications  of  the  structural  assumptions made for extrapolation and quantification of uncertainties
  • The   relative   merits of partitioned   survival   analysis and   state   transition modelling approaches
  • Recommendations  for  the  selection of  a  modelling  approach,  documentation  of  the selected approach, representation of uncertainties relating to extrapolation, and for further methods research
It is available here.