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The 2017 iHEA congress will be held in Boston, 7th-11th July 2017. Members of the OHE team will be attending and participating in the conference, and would welcome the opportunity to meet with you.

A selection of the posters and presentations delivered by OHE at the ISPOR 22nd Annual...

The HTAi Annual Meeting 2017 will be held in Rome, Italy, 17-21st June 2017. The theme of the meeting is Towards an HTA Ecosystem: From Local Needs to Global Opportunities. Several members of the OHE team will attend and participate in the conference.

Just published is a new book entitled “Multi-criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) to Support Healthcare Decisions”. It features a chapter by OHE’s Martina Garau and Professor Nancy Devlin on opportunities and challenges of MCDA in HTA.

OHE’s Koonal Shah gave a presentation on the evidence of societal support for an end of life premium at the Pharmaccess Leaders Forum in Milan on 5th May.

A new OHE Research Paper entitled “Age and Utilities: Issues for HTA” is available to download.

There are three EQ-5D value sets available for use in cost effectiveness analysis in the UK and/or England:

- the UK EQ-5D-3L value set (often called the ‘MVH’ value set) which has been used for two decades, e.g. in evidence submitted to NICE (Dolan, 1997);
- a ‘crosswalk’ value set (van Hout et al., 2012), which maps patients’ EQ-5D-5L data to the EQ-5D-3L descriptive system, so that the MVH value set can be applied; and
- the EQ-5D-5L value set for England (Devlin et al., 2016).

How do these value sets differ? And how important are these differences likely to be for users?

A new OHE Research Paper by Mulhern et al. (2017) compares the characteristics of the value sets.

A new OHE report compares the availability and access of orphan medicinal products (OMPs) in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Just published is a new OHE Consulting Report entitled: Exploring the Assessment and Appraisal of Regenerative Medicines and Cell Therapy Products: Is the NICE Approach Fit for Purpose? The purpose of the new OHE report is to explore a review exercise undertaken by NICE and the University of York and to assess whether or not the resulting conclusions are appropriate.

A new OHE Research Paper assesses the nature of evidence used to reach HTA decisions which NICE have classified as “Recommended in Line with Clinical Practice” between 2007 and mid-2016. The level of patient access associated with these decisions has also been assessed.

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