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Iglesias, C.P.* ; Thompson, A.* ; Rogowski, W.H. ; Payne, K.*

Reporting guidelines for the use of expert judgement in model-based economic evaluations.

Pharmacoeconomics 34, 1161-1172 (2016)
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INTRODUCTION: Expert judgement has a role in model-based economic evaluations (EEs) of healthcare interventions. This study aimed to produce reporting criteria for two types of study design to use expert judgement in model-based EE: (i) an expert elicitation (quantitative) study; and (ii) a Delphi study to collate (qualitative) expert opinion. METHODS: A two-round online Delphi process identified the degree of consensus for four core definitions (expert; expert parameter values; expert elicitation study; expert opinion) and two sets of reporting criteria in a purposive sample of experts. The initial set of reporting criteria comprised 17 statements for reporting a study to elicit parameter values and/or distributions and 11 statements for reporting a Delphi survey to obtain expert opinion. Fifty experts were invited to become members of the Delphi process panel by e-mail. Data analysis summarised the extent of agreement (using a pre-defined 75 % 'consensus' threshold) on the definitions and suggested reporting criteria. Free-text comments were analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: The final panel comprised 12 experts. Consensus was achieved for the definitions of expert (88 %); expert parameter values (83 %); and expert elicitation study (83 %). The panel recommended criteria to use when reporting an expert elicitation study (16 criteria) and a Delphi study to collate expert opinion (11 criteria). CONCLUSION: This study has produced guidelines for reporting two types of study design to use expert judgement in model-based EE: (i) an expert elicitation study requiring 16 reporting criteria; and (ii) a Delphi study to collate expert opinion requiring 11 reporting criteria.
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Publication type Article: Journal article
Document type Scientific Article
Keywords Eliciting Probability-distributions; Care Decision-making; Elicitation; Consensus; Beliefs; Delphi
ISSN (print) / ISBN 1170-7690
e-ISSN 1179-2027
Quellenangaben Volume: 34, Issue: 11, Pages: 1161-1172 Article Number: , Supplement: ,
Publisher Springer
Publishing Place Northcote
Reviewing status Peer reviewed