Conducting Economic Evaluations Alongside Substance Use Disorder Clinical Trials: Statistical Methods and Best Practices | AHSR 2020

On Monday, January 11, 2021, CHERISH Research Affiliate and Pilot Grantee Ali Jalali, PhD, alongside Methodology Core Director Kathryn E. McCollister, PhD and Consultation Service Director Sean M. Murphy, PhD, conducted a workshop entitled “Conducting Economic Evaluations Alongside Substance Use Disorder Clinical Trials: Statistical Methods and Best Practices” at the 2020 virtual Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference.

This CHERISH (Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV) sponsored seminar provides an in-depth review of methods for conducting an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial. Statistical methods frequently employed in applied health econometric studies (two-part, and generalized linear models, recycled predictions, mixed effects, longitudinal analysis, etc.), and best practices for data collection and analysis are discussed, with examples using Stata statistical software. This seminar is designed for investigators who have some familiarity with economic evaluations, but would benefit from a more detailed outline of the methods involved and examples of their application.

Slides are available here.