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Short course: Bayesian methods in health economics

July 2, 2014
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Chris, Richard and I tested this last March in Canada (see also here) and things seem to have gone quite well. So we have decided to replicate the experiment (so that we can get a bigger sample size!) and do the short course this coming November (...

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My talks @ Universitat de Girona

April 18, 2014
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My talks @ Universitat de Girona

Just after Easter, I'll go for a very quick trip to lovely Girona, where Marc Saez has invited me to give two talks.The first one will be a re-run of the short course on INLA that I did at Bayes Pharma last year. It's scheduled (and prepared) as a 3-ho...

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Issue with thinning in R2OpenBUGS vs R2jags

March 3, 2014
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Issue with thinning in R2OpenBUGS vs R2jags

While preparing the practicals for our course at the University of Alberta, I've discovered something kind of interesting. I'm sure this is nothing new and actually people who normally use both OpenBUGS and JAGS have already figured this out.&nbsp...

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BMHE & BCEA get a shout in published paper

January 15, 2014
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BMHE & BCEA get a shout in published paper

Panagiotis Petrou has posted a link to a recent paper of his, which develops a cost-effectiveness analysis of a drug used as a second-line treatment of renal carcinoma. The analysis is based on a Bayesian Markov model. But (from an incredibly self...

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Porn capital of the porn nation

January 10, 2014
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Porn capital of the porn nation

The other day I was having a quick look to the newspapers and I stumbled on this article. Apparently, Pornhub (a website whose mission should be pretty clear) have analysed the data on their customers and found out that the town of Ware (Hertfords...

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Open access

December 17, 2013
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Open access

I was really impressed by the very smooth process through which my paper on cost-effectiveness analysis in the presence of structural zero costs (which I've already mentioned for example here and here; the related R package is described here) has ...

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Newest release of BCEA

December 2, 2013
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Very shortly, I'll upload the newest release of BCEA, my R package to post-process the output of a (Bayesian) health economic model and produce systematic summaries (such as graphs and tables) for a full economic evaluation and probabilistic sensitivit...

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BCEs0 version 1.1 on CRAN

November 16, 2013
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BCEs0 version 1.1 on CRAN

As I was responding to the points raised by two referees and the editor on my paper on cost-effectiveness with structural zeros (the preliminary version was here, while I have presenting it in a few talks and discussed it here, here, here and here...

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Imperialstan

November 11, 2013
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Imperialstan

Despite the map here, I'm not going to talk about yet another fraction of the former Soviet Empire which is taken the form of a people's republic, possibly with witty British Ambassadors.In fact, I'm going to talk about the Stan workshop that I have be...

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Fellow me

October 29, 2013
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Last summer I have applied for a NIHR Research Methods fellowship. Earlier this week the results have come out and they have liked my proposal, which is of course great news. The idea of this project is to critically evaluate the stepped...

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