Monday, October 24, 2011: 4:30 PM
Columbus Hall AB (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
(BEC) Behavioral Economics

J. Jaime Caro, MDCM, FRCPC, FACP, United BioSource Corporation, Lexington, MA
This ISPOR-SMDM Joint Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force will provide a guidance for: a) delineating the approach and design of modeling studies and the identification and preparation of required data, b) selecting a modeling technique, c) implementing and validating the model, d) addressing uncertainty around model results, e) reporting the modeling study results to assure transparency, and f) using model-based study results to inform decision-making. Since there are multiple issues to be addressed by this Modeling Task Force, and to assure each issue is adequately addressed including defining preferred practices for different modeling techniques.  

The goal is to ensure that good research practices on modeling techniques remain useful for all current modeling techniques as well as to foster the use of model-based results to inform health care decisions, a Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force was created to address (1) advances in modeling, (2) approaches to evaluating variability in models, and (3) transparency in reporting of models.