Expanding the Global Outreach of Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards 2022


Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) statement1 was released in 2013 to provide guidance and establish best practices on reporting of economic evaluation of health interventions. Endorsed by 10 journals at the time of publication, the statement was recognized as the primary reporting guideline for economic evaluation studies by the Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research (EQUATOR) network. In the past decade, the CHEERS checklist has also been widely used by health technology assessment (HTA) bodies to guide HTA reporting and served as the standard of
reporting for economic evaluation articles in numerous journals. The prominence of CHEERS is highlighted by the fact that in the 9 years after its publication, the report has been cited 1077 times by October 2021. Nevertheless, technical developments in the economic evaluation field and criticism on the inappropriate use of CHEERS, for example, as a methodological evaluation tool rather than to assess reporting quality, have led to the development of CHEERS 2022.2 Building on the original CHEERS statement, CHEERS 2022 places an increased emphasis on the involvement and engagement of patients and the general public, broadens the language in consideration of cost-benefit analysis and distributional cost-effectiveness, and includes more examples that are relevant to developing economies and healthcare systems, ensuring the continued role of CHEERS in maintaining a high quality of reporting in health economics research globally.


Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk Chia Jie Tan

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