Portland, OR – Advanced Markov/DES (2019/10)

2019/10/18 - 2019/10/18 | Portland, OR

This course will be offered in Portland, OR on October 18, 2019 at the following location.

Holiday Inn Express NW Downtown
2333 NW Vaughn Street
Portland, Oregon 97210
Tel: 503-484-1100 Fax: 503-484-1101

The course will run from 8:30 AM to about 5:15 PM.

Click here to register your interest in this course.

Course Flow

This one-day course extends the two-day training into advanced modeling techniques and tools.

Module 1 shows how to make models more realistic when a combination of factors – treatment, health state, patient history – affect the probability of future events. The events then drive long-term changes in probabilities, costs and utilities.

Module 2 introduces Discrete Event Simulation (DES) models, where Markov transition probabilities are replaced by time-to-event distribution sampling. We start with DES models using fixed risks, then extend this technique with more complex time-to-event calculations.

Modules 3 & 4 introduce techniques to validate your models by reviewing patient pathways and internal model calculations.

Modules 5 & 6 introduce the advanced modeling techniques to handle population dynamics and patient interaction.

Module 7 demonstrates how to examine results for a subgroup within overall results for a heterogeneous patient population.

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.