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INFORMS study: OR models of hepatitis B prove decisive in treating millions in US, China
Date:7/26/2011

hey used new combinations of decision analysis and Markov models to analyze several interventions.

"Increasingly in medicine, policymakers are looking for evidence of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness to support their decision making," writes Alena Groopman, Global Health Coordinator at the Asian Liver Center. "Typically, conducting clinical trials of HBV [hepatitis B] policies would take decades to gather this evidence. The work that David Hutton, Dr. Margaret Brandeau, and Dr. Sam So have done modeling this disease and these interventions has been incredibly important to accelerating policy changes to improve health related to HBV."

The team was able to achieve their results in approximately a year.


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Contact: Barry List
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Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
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