Health economics

Bayesian computations for Value of Information measures using Gaussian processes, INLA and Moment Matching

With [Anna Heath](https://sites.google.com/site/annaheathstats/) and [Ioanna Manolopoulou](http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~ucakima/)

Full Bayesian methods to handle missing data in health economic evaluations

With [Andrea Gabrio](https://sites.google.com/site/agabriostats/), [Alexina Mason](https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/people/mason.alexina), [Rachael Hunter](https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=RMHUN48) and Xiaoxiao Ling

Health economic evaluation of HPV vaccination

With Katrin Haeussler, [Ardo van den Hout](https://www.ucl.ac.uk/statistics/people/ardovandenhout), [Giampiero Favato](http://www.kingston.ac.uk/staff/profile/professor-giampiero-favato-121/), [Francesco S Mennini](http://www.ceistorvergata.it/area.asp?a=542&oc=921&d=1292) and Alessandro Capone

Population adjustment with limited access to patient-level data

[Antonio Remiro-Azocar](http://remiroazocar.com/), [Gianluca Baio](www.statistica.it/gianluca) and [Anna Heath](https://sites.google.com/site/annaheathstats/)

Bayesian survival modelling in health economic evaluation

With Zhaojing Che

Bayesian Methods in Health Economics

Check out my book (published with CRC - available also on Amazon, in ebook format too) Table of contents Preface Get a promotional code - save 20% when ordering online from CRC website Read a sample for free BCEA - an R package to run Bayesian health economic evaluations (used throughout the book and specifically in the examples) Some discussion of the book in the blog can be found here, here, here and here The book has received excellent reviews, for example by Patrick Graham

Bayesian Cost-Effectiveness Analysis with the R package BCEA

Check out our book on the BCEA R package published by Springer in the UseR! series. This book is co-authored by myself, Andrea Berardi and Anna Heath. Table of contents Preface Get a promotional code - save 20% when ordering online from Springer website Read a sample for free BCEA - an R package to run Bayesian health economic evaluations (used throughout the book and specifically in the examples) Journal editors, journalists or bloggers can request a free Online Review Copy of the book.

Books and code

This comes as the results of two external forces that have prompted me to do some work on the website — specifically the section on books. The first one is the newest version of hugo-academic (which is the engine underlying the whole of my website, together with the R package blogdown). This has a new facility that can be used to format books or tutorial or documentation. Trouble is that it assumes that you’re writing a book and so if you have a folder named “book” it automatically use that new format for the pages in that folder.

Refactor

This is quite exciting: since Nathan (this is his very interesting blog) has arrived to UCL a couple of months ago, we’ve started to work on quite a few of very interesting projects — including a major “refactoring” of the code for BCEA. I’m obviously very attached to BCEA — it’s basically my first R package and one I’ve spent lots of time thinking about and then working on. And I think it’s usually very helpful to practitioners and I always push people around to try and get them to use it.

Tutorials

This is, as usual, a long-time coming and very delayed (you can guess where the hold up was — with me, in case you couldn’t…), but: I finally managed to update the R-HTA website to include a very interesting piece of work that Robert Smith and Paul Schneider from University of Sheffield have done. Rob and Paul have written a tutorial paper on how to implement a full Markov model for economic evaluation using R and in particular R-Shiny.