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Discrete Event Simulation Working Group

DRAFT Modeling using Discrete Event Simulation: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force-4 (Submitted to Value in Health and Medical Decision Making)

This paper will review techniques for discrete event simulation and address issues around event-based versus state-based technique as well as agent-based modeling.


Working Group Chairs (Lead authors):
James Stahl MD, CM, MPH, Senior Scientist MGH Institute for Technology Assessment & Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Jonathan Karnon PhD, Professor in Health Economics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia

Working Group Members (Co-authors):
Alan Brennan PhD, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Javier Mar MD, Clinical Management Unit, Hospital Alto Deba, Mondragon, Spain
Jörgen Möller MSc, Vice President, Modeling, United BioSource Corporation, Eslov, Sweden

For more information on the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force (Leadership, Goal, Background / Overview, Timeline) please refer to the following page: http://www.ispor.org/TaskForces/GRPModelingTf.asp

For further recommendations on modeling good research practices, please refer to the following reports:

Activity:

Deadline:

Define papers to be included in this Task Force Report, suggested lead authors, and additional members

May 6, 2010

Identify authors for each paper included in the Task Force Report

May 15, 2010

Develop consensus on the content of each paper and a draft detailed outline of each paper

August 1, 2010

Finalize detailed outline of each paper & assign sections of each paper to Task Force member volunteers

September 15, 2010

First draft of each paper completed

October 15, 2010

Overview of papers presented at ISPOR Forum at 13th Annual European Congress (Prague) for comment

November 8, 2010

Second draft of papers prepared and face-to-face meeting to discuss contentious issues

March 2011

Draft papers submitted to Review Group and ISPOR membership for comments April 25, 2011
Draft papers presented at ISPOR Forum at 16th Annual International Meeting (Baltimore) for comment May 25, 2011

Draft papers submitted to ISPOR membership for comments

July 2011

Draft papers revised based on comments

October 2011

Papers submitted to Value in Health and Medical Decision Making

March 2012



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