Based on AdViSHE, Pieter de Boer and colleagues investigated the reporting habits of recently published studies on seasonal influenza and early breast cancer. After all, transparent reporting of validation efforts of health economic models give stakeholders better insight into the credibility of model outcomes.

They conclude that although validation is deemed important by many researchers, this is not reflected in the reporting habits of health economic modelling studies. Systematic reporting of validation efforts would be desirable to further enhance decision makers’ confidence in health economic models and their outcomes.

The paper (open access) can be downloaded here. The full reference is:

  • P.T. de Boer, G.W.J. Frederix, T.L. Feenstra, P. Vemer “Unremarked or Unperformed? Systematic Review on Reporting of Validation Efforts of Health Economic Decision Models in Seasonal Influenza and Early Breast Cancer” PharmacoEconomics 2016 Sep;34(9):833-45. doi: 10.1007/s40273-016-0410-3

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