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This is a two-day foundations course designed for those wishing to develop an introductory understanding of the fundamental statistical concepts used in economic evaluation for Health Technology Assessment (HTA). The course includes a mixture of taught modules and practical exercises, where participants will learn the relevant statistical concepts and their estimation using the statistical software package Stata®. Although Stata® will be used as a vehicle to demonstrate a variety of statistical concepts in HTA, no prior knowledge of Stata® is required to be able to complete these practical exercises.
The course includes a mixture of presentations from members of the Faculty, together with computer-based exercises using Stata®. The course will take place in a computer laboratory within the University of York campus and each participant will have access to a PC with Stata® version 14 installed. Stata® code (do-files) required to complete the exercises will be provided and all exercises will be supported by Faculty and a group of tutors. Participants are expected to have a basic familiarity with the concepts of cost-effectiveness analysis.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- understand the key statistical concepts relevant to economic evaluation for HTA.
- manipulate existing evidence to estimate statistical parameters, relevant to economic evaluation.
- produce descriptive statistics, tabulation, and correlations from patient-level data using Stata® to derive: (i) inputs for models and (ii) CEA results.
- understand good practice in the reporting of cost-effectiveness results to decision makers and recognise the analytical issues involved when dealing with patient-level data.
- appreciate the potential for using a regression approach to derive parameter estimates to populate a cost-effectiveness model while controlling for patient characteristics.