OHE at iHEA 2017: Presentations

The presentations delivered by OHE at the 2017 biennial congress of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) held in Boston, July 2017, are available below.

Paula Lorgelly took part in a special invited session on: Adjusting for Differential Item Functioning in the EQ-5D-5L Using Externally-Collected Vignettes. Paula discussed how anchoring vignettes can be used to adjust for reporting heterogeneity in the EQ-5D-5L. The paper builds on previous research and shows that vignettes collected external to the dataset of interest can be used to make adjustments therefore removing a degree of reporting bias in the EQ-5D.


Mikel Berdud gave a presentation on: Establishing a Fair Price for an Orphan Drug. Mikel discussed a way to set prices based on rates of return from investments in developing orphan drugs. He suggested that the price for an orphan drug should not sustain rates of return greater/lower than the industry average, after adjustments for risk and any other relevant factors – i.e. fair to the manufacturer and fair to society.


Some sessions from the conference, including a ‘Special Organised Session’ organised by Paula Lorgelly on Value Frameworks: Current Initiatives and Future Directions, were livestreamed. The recordings will be made available here shortly.

For further information on any of these presentations please contact the OHE authors via our Meet the Team webpage.

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