Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) statement

D. Husereau, M. Drummond, S. Petrou, C. Carswell, D. Mother, D. Greenberg, F. Augustovski, A. Briggs, J. Mauskopf, E. Loder, and on behalf of the CHEERS Task force

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Economic evaluations of health interventions pose a particular challenge for reporting. There is also a need to consolidate and update existing guidelines and promote their use in a user friendly manner. The Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) statement is an attempt to consolidate and update previous health economic evaluation guidelines efforts into one current, useful reporting guidance. The primary audiences for the CHEERS statement are researchers reporting economic evaluations and the editors and peer reviewers assessing them for publication. The need for new reporting guidance was identified by a survey of medical editors. A list of possible items based on a systematic review was created. A two round, modified Delphi panel consisting of representatives from academia, clinical practice, industry, government, and the editorial community was conducted. Out of 44 candidate items, 24 items and accompanying recommendations were developed. The recommendations are contained in a user friendly, 24 item checklist. A copy of the statement, accompanying checklist, and this report can be found on the ISPOR Health Economic Evaluations Publication Guidelines Task Force website ( asp). We hope CHEERS will lead to better reporting, and ultimately, better health decisions. To facilitate dissemination and uptake, the CHEERS statement is being co-published across 10 health economics and medical journals. We encourage other journals and groups, to endorse CHEERS. The author team plans to review the checklist for an update in five years.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberf1049
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Medical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2013

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This article is a joint publication by BMC Medicine, Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BMJ, Clinical Therapeutics, The European Journal of Health Economics, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Journal of Medical Economics, Pharmacoeconomics and Value in Health. Each publisher holds its own copyright.

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