Introduction to Open-Source Modeling: R We There Yet?

April 19, 2023

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Title: Introduction to Open-Source Modeling: R We There Yet?

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
12:00PM EDT | 4:00PM UTC | 6:00PM CEST

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Health economic evaluation (HEE) models support resource allocation decisions and can help in the achievement of health goals and direct health policy. HEE models are often complex and opaque, which may lead to inaccuracies and bias. Greater reuse, transparency, and credibility of HEE models may be achieved by wider adoption of open-source models (OSMs). Currently, there is already a diverse range of approaches available for OSMs. In this forum, the OSM Special Interest Group has selected leaders in the field of health economics to describe their approach to OSMs. Mohsen Sadatsafavi will introduce the Peer Models Network and PRISM service as part of "Open-access modelling as a companion to open-source modelling” illustrated with an example implemented for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (the Evaluation Platform in COPD (EPIC) model.) 

Learning Objectives

• Understand key advantages of programming a decision analytic model in R.
• Learn the core features of the EPIC model, the first multipurpose, open-source, outcome- and policy-focused model of COPD for Canada. 
• Understand the difference between “open source” and “open access” models and become familiar with PRISM, a novel cloud-based model access platform.



Stephanie Harvard, PhD, Michael Smith Health Research Post-Doctoral Fellow, Michael Smith Health Research Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 


Mohsen Sadatsafavi, MD, PhD, Associate Professor and Associate Director – Research, Collaboration for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 


Brought to you by:  ISPOR Open Source Models Special Interest Group

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