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Hopkins / Goeree / Hopkins, MA, MBA, PhD Health Technology Assessment: Using Biostatistics to Break the Barriers of Adopting New Medicines



1. Auflage 2015, 276 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 180 mm x 257 mm, Gewicht: 703 g
ISBN: 978-1-4822-4452-6
Verlag: CRC PR INC


Hopkins / Goeree / Hopkins, MA, MBA, PhD Health Technology Assessment: Using Biostatistics to Break the Barriers of Adopting New Medicines

The term health technology refers to drugs, devices, and programs that can improve and extend quality of life. As decision-makers struggle to find ways to reduce costs while improving health care delivery, health technology assessments (HTA) provide the evidence required to make better-informed decisions.This is the first book that focuses on the statistical options of HTAs, to fully capture the value of health improvements along with their associated economic consequences. After reading the book, readers will better understand why some health technologies receive regulatory or reimbursement approval while others do not, what can be done to improve the chances of approval, as well as common shortcomings of submissions for drug and device reimbursement.The book begins by contrasting the differences between regulatory approval and reimbursement approval. Next, it reviews the principles and steps for conducting an HTA, including the reasons why different agencies will have a different focus for their scope in the HTA.Supplying an accessible introduction to the various statistical options for different methods in an HTA, the book identifies the links to regulatory and reimbursement decisions for each option. It highlights many of the methodological advances that have occurred since HTA research began, to provide researchers and decision-makers with a cutting-edge framework. It also details the logical basis for the methods along with simple instructions on how to conduct the various techniques.Both authors have considerable experience in generating evidence for submissions and reviewing submissions to decision-makers for funding. One of the authors has also received a nationally recognized lifetime achievement award in this area.

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Regulation, Reimbursement and Health Technology Assessment Introduction Regulatory Approval Regulatory Approval for Prescription Drugs Regulatory Approval for Devices Regulatory Approval for Public Health and Other Non- Drug Non-Device Approvals Reimbursement Approval for Drugs Initiation of Drug Review for Reimbursement Further Clinical Evidence for Drug Reimbursement Consideration of Cost in Drug Reimbursement Decisions Drug Price Negotiations Reimbursement Approval for Devices Health Technology Assessment Step 1: Identify the Topic for Assessment Step 2: Clear Specification of the Problem Step 3: Gathering the Evidence Step 4: Aggregation and Appraisal of the Evidence Step 5: Synthesize and Consolidate Evidence Step 6: Collection of Primary Data (Field Evaluation) Step 7: Economic Evaluation, Budget and Health Systems Impact Analysis Step 8: Assessment of Social, Ethical and Legal Considerations Step 9: Formulation of Findings and Recommendations Step 10: Dissemination of Findings and Recommendations Step 11: Monitoring the Impact of Assessment Reports Summary References Requirements and Sources of Data to Complete an HTA Data Requirements to Complete an HTA Cost-Effectiveness Introduction to Health-Related Quality of Life Introduction to Resource Utilization and Costs Need for Modelling Decision Analytic Model Markov Model Start with the Trials: Safety and Efficacy Secondary Data Requirements Rare Diseases Effectiveness versus Efficacy Long-Term Outcomes Health-Related Quality of Life Resource Utilization and Costs Epidemiology Summary References Meta-Analysis Overview of Meta-Analysis Initial Steps before a Meta-Analysis A Comment on Frequentist and Bayesian Approaches Steps in a Meta-Analysis Step 1: Identify the Type of Data for Each Outcome Step 2: Select an Appropriate Outcome Measure Outcomes for Continuous Data Step 3: Conduct the Preliminary Analysis with an Assessment of Heterogeneity Weighting of Each Study Random or Fixed Effects Testing for Heterogeneity Step 4: Adjustment for Heterogeneity Step 5: Assess Publication BiasStep 6: Assess the Overall Strength of Evidence An Example of Meta-Analysis Outliers Risk-Adjusted or Unadjusted Analysis Publication Bias Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies Example of Meta-Analysis for Diagnostic Accuracy Hierarchical Summary Receiver Operator Curve Summary References Appendix I: Diagnostic Accuracy Measures Appendix II: Estimation of Cohen’s Kappa Score Network Meta-Analysis Introduction Head-to-Head and Placebo-Controlled Trials Step 1: Establish Potential Network Diagram of Linking Studies Step 2: Check for Consistency in Outcomes for Common Linking Arms Step 3: Conduct Meta-Analysis and Assess Heterogeneity within Common Comparators Step 4: Conduct Indirect Meta-Analysis across the Comparators Network Meta-Analysis Software Step 5: Conduct Subgroup and Sensitivity Analyses Step 6: Report Network Meta-Analysis Results Bayesian Mixed Treatment Comparisons Network Meta-Analysis Example Assessing Robustness: Homogeneity and Consistency of Evidence Adjustment for Difference in Baseline Characteristics Network Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy References Bayesian Methods Introduction Study Power for Trials of Rare Diseases Interpretation of Bayesian Results Bayesian Theorem Step 1: Specify the Model Step 2: Assign the Prior(s)Step 3: Conduct the Simulation Step 4: Assess Convergence Step 5: Report the Findings Advanced Bayesian Models Advanced Example 1: Combining RCTs and Observational Data Advanced Example 2: Covariate Adjustment Advanced Example 3: Hierarchical Outcomes Summary References Survival Analysis Introduction Kaplan–Meier Analysis Exponential, Gompertz and Weibull Models Establishing and Using Risk Equations Diabetes ModellingAcceptability of Surrogates Survival Adjustment for Crossover Bias Building a Life Table from Cross-Sectional Data Summary References Costs and Cost of Illness Studies From Clinical Events to Resource Utilization to Costs Measurement of Resource Utilization Attribution and Adjustment for Comorbidities Strategies to Isolate the Cost of an Event Regression Methods Other Strategies to Estimate Costs Unit Costs Valuation for Resources Perspective and Types of Costs Burden of Illness Study Budget Impact Analysis Statistical Issues with Cost Data Summary References Health-Related Quality of Life Why QOL? Good Properties of ScalesGuidelines for Using QOL in HTA From Utility to QALY Assessing Change in QOL Scales Change in Level of HRQOL and Domains over Time Minimal Clinically Important Difference for HRQOL Obtaining QOL Estimates from Trials and Literature Independent QOL Study Mapping between QOL Scales Summary References Missing Data MethodsCommon Trial Gaps Missed Visits and Loss to Follow-Up Explainable or Unexplainable Patterns of Missing Data Intention-to-Treat or Per-Protocol Analysis Multiple Imputation for Trial Data Beautiful BootstrapMeta-Analysis Gaps Missing Measures of Central Tendency Missing Measures of Variance Missing Data for Diagnostic Accuracy Studies Unknown Lifetime Variances for Costs Summary References Concluding Remarks Academic Writing from a Biostatistician’s Point of View Introduction Discussion and Conclusion Sentences and Paragraphs Time Management for Writing Future Research Improving Reimbursement Submissions Summary References Index


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Robert Borden Hopkins, PhD, has been the biostatistician at the Programs for the Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute at McMaster University for the past 10 years and has more than 25 years of experience in health care. His role as the biostatistician continues to include educational support at the graduate level; designing and analyzing systematic reviews; designing, conducting and analyzing clinical studies (field evaluations); conducting economic evaluations, burden of illness studies and health technology assessments and providing peer review for more than 20 academic journals and government agencies.Rob was the lead biostatistician for more than 75 funded research projects worth over $15 million, which generated over 100 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts and 40 technical reports for the government, as well over 200 conference, academic or government presentations. Recent methodological issues explored include handling of missing data in meta-analysis, trials and economic evaluations; network meta- analysis; trial-based economic analysis and cost/burden of illness studies. Rob has presented his research at the following conferences: Society of Medical Decision Making, International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Drug Information Association, Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics, Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research, Society for Clinical Trials, Health Technology Assessment International, Canadian Statistical Society, American Statistical Society, Canadian Health Economics Association and International Health Economics Association.Ron Goeree, MA, is currently a professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where he is the founding field leader for graduate studies of health technology assessment (HTA) at McMaster University. Ron has established workshops on HTA all over the world, from Singapore to Oslo, and has published extensively (over 400 books, chapters, articles and abstracts). He has reviewed over 120 journal submissions and 80 national or provincial drug submissions or reports; Ron has served on nearly 50 industry advisory boards and more than 60 government/decision-maker committees and boards.Ron’s research is conducted at the Programs for Assessment of Health Technology Research Institute at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, where he has been the director since 2006. ‘As director of PATH, he has demonstrated the essential role health technology assessment can and should play in meeting the needs of health of health decision-makers. As an innovator, he helped pioneer the methodological framework for the field evaluation of non-drug technologies. As a dedicated professor and mentor, he has trained literally thousands of students, researchers, and decision-makers, making an immense contribution to the capacity in Canada to produce and use health technology assessment’, said O’Rourke, President and CEO of CADTH. O’Rourke further said that ‘Professor Goeree is one of the pre-eminent HTA researchers and educators in the world’ (CADTH News Release 2012). Ron was the 2012 recipient of the CADTH HTA Excellence Award for lifetime and sustained achievement; he is co-editor of Value in Health and sits on the editorial boards of Medical Decision Making and the Journal of Medical Economics.


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