NOAHE Rounds III Session 7: Probabilistic One-way Sensitivity Analysis and the Conditional Expected Net Benefit

Good practice guides to the analysis of parameter uncertainty for cost effectiveness analysis has recommended probabilistic analysis for much of the last two decades. However, the use of deterministic approaches to one-way sensitivity analysis has persisted. In part this has reflected a demand from decision makers to understand the impact of specific parameters on the expected value of a technology. In this seminar Dr. McCabe will provide an overview of the problems with deterministic one-way sensitivity analysis and then describe a method for implementing probabilistic one-way sensitivity analysis for evaluations with 2 and 3 or more technologies. Dr. McCabe will then describe graphical presentations of the outputs of both forms of probabilistic sensitivity analysis.


Christopher McCabe profile pictureDr. Christopher McCabe is the Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Health Economics (IHE). Dr. McCabe was also recently a Professor of Health Economics at the University of Alberta, where he was appointed Capital Health Endowed Research Chair at the University of Alberta, leading two Genome Canada research groups focused on the evaluation, adoption and implementation of Precision Medicine technologies. He also served on the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Care (CADTH) Health Economics Working Group, which authored the 4th Edition of the CADTH Guidelines for the Economic Evaluation of Health Technologies in 2017.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT
Location: Online event


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