Valuing health outcomes for health technology assessment

A UK-China Health and Economy Partnership Workshop
17th-18th November 2020

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UK-CHEP short summary

The UK-China Health and Economy Partnership is a novel knowledge transfer partnership that will promote long-term collaboration between Bournemouth University, University of York, University of Sheffield and University of Leeds in the UK and Fudan University, Shandong University and Zhejiang University in China.

The partnership aims to create long-term, sustainable collaboration in health economics, which will give UK and Chinese academics the means to work together on world-class educational and research outcomes that would otherwise not be possible working in isolation.

This partnership was originally launched in Jinan, Shandong province in November 2017 by Bournemouth University.  GlaxoSmithKline and the British Council have extended the partnership for a further two years, from January 2019.

Three workshops have been arranged as part of UK-CHEP in 2020 and 2021. This workshop by Shandong University and the University of Sheffield is the first. The second has been developed by Leeds and-Zhejiang universities; details are available here. The third has been developed by York and-Fudan universities; details are available here.

UK-CHEP details

Workshop summary

The workshop will explore how health outcomes can be measured and valued for use in health technology assessment.  This topic is an area of expertise for both Sheffield and Shandong Universities.  Presentations will be given by world leading experts in health valuation methodologies and the sessions will be chaired by Partnership Leads, Professors Sun Qiang (Shandong University) and Simon Dixon (University of Sheffield).

The presenters are:

  • Professor Simon Dixon, University of Sheffield
  • Professor John Brazier, Dean of the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Praveen Thokala, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Shunping Li, Shandong University
  • Dr Zhuxin Mao, Shandong University
  • Dr Xiaoning He, Tianjin University and Visiting Fellow at University of Sheffield
  • Professor Sun Qiang, Shandong University

The workshop will take place on 17th-18th November 2020. The workshop will take place in person at Shandong University and online throughout China and the UK.  Attendance is by invitation only, but all materials will be available online.

Speaker biographies

Professor Simon Dixon

Simon leads the Sheffield component of UK-CHEP.  He is an expert in economic evaluation and health technology assessment methods.  He spent 10 years on a NICE Technology Assessment panel applying these methods to real world decision making.  He leads modules on ScHARR’s Masters in Public Health (MPH) and MSc International Health Technology Assessment and Reimbursement.

Professor John Brazier

John is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of preference-based measures.  He developed the SF-6D over 20 years ago and has led the development of new methods and measures since that time.  He is currently leading work on a new measure commissioned by the UK Department of Health and is collaborating with Chinese researchers to examine its validity in China.

Dr Praveen Thokala

Praveen is an expert in decision analytic modelling and multi-criteria decision analyses (MCDA).  Praveen has undertaken modelling on numerous projects for NICE, ICER and the National Institute for Health Research.  He was Chairman of the ISPOR MCDA Emerging Good Practices Task Force which produced good practice guidelines that are used throughout the world.

Professor Sun Qiang

Qiang Sun leads the Shandong component of UK-CHEP. He serves as the chief expert of the key new think tank (health management and policy research) in Shandong Province and the deputy chairman of the Public Health Economics Branch of the Chinese Health Economics. He is an expert in health economy and health policy. Over the past two decades, he has been committed to promoting the rational use of antibiotics, conducting health economic evaluation, and accelerating the reform of medical insurance payment methods. His series of research results provide a strong basis for the formulation of national health policy.

Professor Shunping Li

Shunping Li is the director of Center for Health Preference, Shandong University, deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Health Economics and Policy Research of National Health Commission. His main research interests include: [1] the design and analysis of discrete choice experiment for the quantification of stakeholder preferences for health and health care; [2] the measurement and valuation of health outcomes; [3] to assess the cost effectiveness of health related interventions and to contribute to the design and analysis of clinical trials. 

Dr Zhuxin Mao

Mao Zhuxin graduated with the Master’s degree with distinction in business and economics from University College London in 2016 and just obtained her PhD degree in health economics from Academic Unit of Health Economics, University of Leeds, 2020. Her PhD research was about exploring cultural differences in defining and measuring health between China and the West. Her key research areas include health-related quality of life & patient reported outcomes, health status measurement & evaluation and patient preference. Upon graduation, Zhuxin will continue to conduct health economics and outcome research in China and internationally.

Dr Xiaoning He

Xiaoning He is an assistant Prof. in School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Tianjin University, major in pharmacoeconomics. She visited Sheffield University from Sep 2019 and Mar 2020 as a visiting scholar. Her main research areas are real-world data analyses, pharmacoeconomic evaluations, and health utility measurement. She also worked as group members of China Pharmacoeconomic Guideline 2020, and several other Chinese textbooks of pharmacoeconomics in China.

Professor Darrin Baines

Professor Darrin Baines is a health economist who specialises in health policy and the evaluation of health systems. He has published widely in international journal and is currently the coordinating lead of the UK-China Health and Economy Partnership. Professor Baines is also the academic lead of a British Council funded Newton project currently transferring health economics expertise to pharmacists in Egypt. His website is: darrinbaines.net

Workshop timetable

Day 1 Morning: Register

Day 1 Afternoon: Measuring and Valuing Outcomes for Health Technology Assessment (Part 1)

China time

UK time

Title

Presenter

15:30

07:30

Welcome

Professor Sun Qiang, Shandong University

15:35

07:35

Introduction from the British Council about the UK-China program

Professor Darrin Baines, University of Bournemouth

15:45

07:45

Key issues when measuring and valuing health: a European and North American perspective

Professor Simon Dixon, University of Sheffield

16:15

08:15

The development, use and future of the SF-6D

Professor John Brazier, University of Sheffield

16:45

08:45

Coffee break

17:00

09:00

Discussion

Lead by Sun Qiang and Simon Dixon

17:45

09:45

Summary

Professor Simon Dixon, University of Sheffield

18:00

10:00

Homework: What are the key issues when measuring and valuing health in China?"

Professor Li Shunping

Day 2: Measuring and Valuing Outcomes for Health Technology Assessment (Part 2)

China time

UK time

Title

Presenter

09:00

01:00

Feedback to the lecture and the homework

Professor Sun Qiang, Shandong University

10:00

02:00

Introduction and comparison of MAU instruments

Professor Shunping Li, Shandong University

10:30

02:30

Break

10:45

02:45

Similarities and Differences in HRQOL concepts between China and the West

Dr Zhuxin Mao, Shandong University

11:15

02:15

Meauring and valuing health for HTA in children

Professor Simon Dixon, University of Sheffield

11:45

03:45

Discussion and Summary

12:00

04:00

Lunch and break

15:30

07:30

Welcome

Professor Sun Qiang, Shandong University

15:35

07:35

E-QALY project

Professor John Brazier, University of Sheffield

16:00

08:00

E-QALY in China

Dr Xiaoning He,

Tianjin University

16:30

08:30

Discussion

17:15

09:15

Break

17:30

09:30

Diagnostic modelling for suspected acute coronary syndrome

Dr Praveen Thokala, Univesity of Sheffield

18:00

10:00

Discussion

18:15

11:15

Summary

Professor Simon Dixon, University of Sheffield

Professor Sun Qiang, Shandong University

Workshop resources

Presentations:

Key issues when measuring and valuing health: a European and North American perspective (Simon Dixon)Development, use and future of the SF-6D preference-based measure of health (John Brazier)Similarities and Differences in Measuring Health between China and the West (Zhuxin Mao)Introduction and comparison of MAU instruments (Shunping Li)Measuring and valuing health in children for HTA (Simon Dixon)Developing a broader QALY instrument to capture health and wellbeing: the 'Extending the QALY' project (John Brazier)Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic strategies for suspected acute coronary syndrome (Praveen Thokala)

Introductory Videos

The following videos have been produced by the University of Sheffield for it’s Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and provide an excellent introduction to many of the topics covered by the workshop:

What is a QALY?

Using QALY information in decision making

Developing a PROM

The challenge of creating a generic measure of HRQOL

Who should value child outcomes?

Valuing Health States in Practice

Case study of a utility measure: the SF-6D

Case study of a child utility measure: the CHU9D

Press release

English

Chinese

Workshop report

Masterclass Workshop Report Download

Further resources

Important resources for anyone wanting to know more about valuing health outcomes for health technology assessment are listed below.

Face-to-face courses that include this topic:

Online courses that include this topic

Massive open online courses (MOOCs)

Books

Measuring and Valuing Health Benefits for Economic Evaluation (Second Edition), by John Brazier, Julie Ratcliffe, Joshua Salomon and Aki Tsuchiya.