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Date and time:  Tuesday 30 April 2024, 14:00 hours (2.00 pm UK GMT)

Location: L1 Main Meeting Room, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

To Join: This is a free event, which will be taking place both in-person and online via Zoom/Microsoft Teams. Register

Abstract: Anthony Hatswell will present on meta-analysing utility values, and a recent paper showing how this can be done including weightings for beliefs on which study is more relevant – an approach known as the Bayesian Power Prior (BPP). The method is illustrated using 4 case studies, with the only prerequisite being a vague understanding of the aims of cost-utility analysis/evidence based medicine. The case studies are then analysing using the ‘preferred’ value, fixed- and random-effects meta analysis, and the BPP, with comparisons made, a re-analysis of the case studies, and then time for discussion on the subject more generally. No statistical knowledge is assumed or required.

Bio: Anthony is a statistician who works as director of Delta Hat (who specialise in technical evidence based medicine), and has an honorary research post at UCL. He previously spent 5 years on the NICE Interventional Procedures Committee, as well as having previously worked in the pharma industry before moving to consulting in 2010.