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The course aims at providing an introduction to Bayesian analysis and MCMC methods using R and MCMC sampling software (such as OpenBUGS and JAGS), as applied to cost-effectiveness analysis and typical models used in health economic evaluations. As such, it is intended for health economists, statisticians, and decision modellers interested in the practice of Bayesian modelling and will be based on a mixture of lectures and computer practicals. The emphasis will be on examples of applied analysis: software and code to carry out the analyses will be provided.
Lectures and practicals are based on the book Bayesian Methods in Health Economics (BMHE).
The lecture programme will include:
The practical programme (with R, BUGS/JAGS) will include:
The target audience is anyone with a basic knowledge of probability distributions, regression analysis and Markov models. However, statistical concepts are reviewed in the context of applied health economic evaluations in the lectures. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops (not provided by the organizers) for the practicals.
The course fee is 85 Euro and includes course material, coffee breaks and lunches.