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  • Trust in Excel or R

    September 17, 2020 by

    Trustworthiness David Spiegelhalter has written in several places about trust in algorithms e.g. Harvard Data Science Review, Should We Trust Algorithms?, David Spiegelhalter, Jan 31, 2020, DOI: 10.1162/99608f92.cb91a35a. The general idea is that we shouldn’t think just about trust in algorithms but also trustworthiness. He provides a checklist of questions he would like to ask:… Read more

  • Cost-effectiveness acceptability SURFACE

    July 2, 2020 by

    Listening to a recent talk I realised that there doesn’t seem to be common name for something commonly used in health economic evaluation. There are the staple plots which everyone will recognise: the cost-effectiveness plane and the cost-effectiveness acceptability curve (CEAC). The CEAC gives the probability of being cost-effective for different willingness to pay thresholds.… Read more

  • Health Economics in R Data Hack

    March 21, 2020 by

    On January 21st – 22nd 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast, we hosted the second health economics in R event – a workshop/hackathon/data dive mash-up. (Read about the first one here). Generally, day one was aimed more at people new to health economics and R. Day two was aim more at those more familiar with health… Read more

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