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Recommendations for the Conduct and Reporting of Modeling and Simulation Studies in Health Technology Assessment. - PubMed - NCBI

Recommendations for the Conduct and Reporting of Modeling and Simulation Studies in Health Technology Assessment. - PubMed - NCBI





 2016 Oct 18;165(8):575-581. doi: 10.7326/M16-0161. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

Recommendations for the Conduct and Reporting of Modeling and Simulation Studies in HealthTechnology Assessment.

Abstract

Models and simulations are valuable tools for addressing the uncertainty, tradeoffs, and heterogeneous preferences that complicate research questions in health technology assessment. This article presents recommendations for the conduct and reporting of modeling and simulation studies based on a systematic review of published recommendation statements, a survey of Web sites of international health technology assessment organizations, and input from experts and other stakeholders. The recommendationsapply to mathematical models that represent structural relationships among model components and integrate information from multiple sources; they address model identification, estimation, verification, and validation, as well as the conduct of sensitivity, stability, and uncertainty analyses. They are organized into model conceptualization and structure, data, model assessment and consistency, and interpreting and reporting results. They should contribute to increased use and better conduct and reporting of modeling and simulation studies in health technology assessment.

PMID:
 
27750326
 
DOI:
 
10.7326/M16-0161

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