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Join Avalere experts Kathy Hughes and Richard Chapman at ISPOR Dublin This Week

| Nov 04, 2013

Avalere experts to present at ISPOR Dublin's Poster and Workshop sessions.

Poster Session 1, Monday, Nov. 4, 8:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.

“Dynamic Modeling to Estimate the Economic Impact of Increasing Influenza Vaccination in the United States,” by Tim Inocencio and Kathy Hughes.

  • A dynamic transition model was developed to demonstrate the economic impact of increasing influenza vaccination rates among adults in the United States.
  • This model incorporated age-based mixing rates and accounted for increases “herd immunity” as more individuals are vaccinated.
  • The results demonstrate that increasing current influenza vaccination rates from 40 percent to 60 percent could save $4.5 billion in hospital, outpatient, and drug treatment costs, and is especially useful when supporting efforts to increase vaccination  rates nationwide.






Poster Session 2, Monday, Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

“Using A “Standards of Care Economic Model” To Quantify Barriers and Potential Solutions to Providing Optimal Guideline-Driven Care to Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in the United States,” by Kathy Hughes.





Workshop Session 4, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

“Garbage in – Garbage Out: Detecting Data Errors and Managing Such Errors In Retrospective Research,” presented by Richard Chapman.

  • The workshop will introduce a practical framework for screening for various types of data errors, and discuss options for dealing with problematic observations.
  • The discussion includes case studies of uncorrected data from both administrative claims and EHR data, and will offer alternatives to managing erroneous data.
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