Books Health Technology Assessment EPUB
Reviews of the authors Robert B. Hopkins
- Title: Health Technology Assessment
- Autor: Robert B. Hopkins
- Editor: Apple Academic Press Inc.
- Relaese Date: 22 April 2015
- ISBN: 1482244527
- EAN: 9781482244526
- Language: English
- Age of Range: 15 years
- Edition: allinonedrucker.net
- Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
- Number of page: 276 pages
- File Size: 14MB
- Rating: ★★★★★
Description Health Technology Assessment by Robert B. Hopkins
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.
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'