OHE at ISPOR Philadelphia Part 1: MCDA, Utility Functions and Big Data

ISPOR’s 20th Annual International Meeting is scheduled for 16-20 May 2015 in Philadelphia. OHE’s Adrian Towse is ISPOR president and will be participating in several sessions. Other OHE team members will also be attending and presenting important research. This post is the first of a two part summary of OHE’s scheduled activity at ISPOR. 

Directly eliciting personal utility functions: A new way to value health-related quality of life

Koonal Shah (presenting author, OHE), Nancy Devlin (OHE), Brendan Mulhern (University of Technology Sydney) and Ben van Hout (University of Sheffield)

The end product of EQ-5D valuation studies is an algorithm describing, on average, the utility decrements associated with each dimension and level of problems within the EQ-5D descriptive system. Standard methods for eliciting health state preference data (e.g. time trade-off, discrete choice experiment) aim to ‘uncover’ these preferences by asking survey respondents to evaluate a sub-set of health states, and then using their responses to infer the relative importance of the specific dimensions and levels to them. An alternative (and novel) approach is to directly ask respondents about their own personal utility functions. This poster will describe the development of an innovative set of questions designed to directly elicit personal utility functions from members of the general public. The approach is informed by swing weighting techniques in the multi-criteria decision analysis literature and by existing direct valuation methods.

Monday 18 May, Poster presentations session I
Poster display hours: 8:30 AM - 2:15 PM
Author discussion: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
The ISPOR MCDA task force: How best to use it in health care decision making
Discussion leaders: Maarten  IJzerman (University of Twente), Nancy Devlin (OHE), Praveen Thokala (University of Sheffield), Kevin Marsh (Evidera).
The purpose of this workshop is for the ISPOR MCDA Emerging Good Practices Task Force to present preliminary recommendations for using MCDA. Attendees will hear key lessons to support the application of MCDA across a range of health care decisions, and will be invited comment on the preliminary recommendations.
Tuesday 19 May, Workshops – session III
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Big data, big systems, and better evidence: what progress?
Moderator: Adrian Towse (OHE). Speakers: Ari Caroline (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center), Jamie C. Morris (IBM Watson Group), Paul Wallace (Optum Labs).
This plenary session will explore the potential approaches to using big data in clinical decision making. Challenges, new analytical approaches, and the impact these will have on patients will be discussed.
Wednesday 20 May, third plenary session

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM


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