Pittsburgh - Advanced Markov/DES (2017)

2017/10/20 - 2017/10/20 | Pittsburgh, PA

This course will be offered in Pittisburgh, PA on August 20, 2017 at the following location.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Pittsburgh West – Green Tree
875 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220-350

The course will run from 8:30 AM to about 5:00 PM.

This one-day training course provides hands-on instruction with advanced modeling and analysis techniques.

The course starts with a Markov patient simulation model with complex formulas using the treatment strategy, health state and prior events to determine values in the model. In Module 2, we build a Discrete Event Simulation (DES) model, adding non-fixed risk and background mortality. Module 3 covers Markov models with a dynamic cohort size to reflect both prevalence and incidence. Module 4 explores a parallel trials model which includes interaction among patients competing for a limited resource. Module 5 covers three topics – time reporting to generate a history of every step in each patient’s individual pathway; debugging techniques for reviewing internal model calculations; and subgroup analysis splitting a heterogeneous cohort into subgroups based on patient characteristics.

Course Agenda

Note that experience with TreeAge Pro is required as a prerequisite for the course. You should be comfortable with all topics covered in the Two-Day Healthcare Modeling course.