The research of the department of Healthcare Innovation is both of applied and of methodological character. The department performs economic evaluations (both alongside clinical trials as modelling studies) in cooperation with clinical researchers and epidemiologists and research aimed at development and improvement of methods for health technology assessment and health services research. Major research themes are:
Economic evaluation / health services research:
- In the field of, among others, blood safety, Circulatory Health, neurology, and infectious diseases;
- In the field of diagnostic tests and clinical prediction models;
- In the optimization of safety interventions, treatment (risk) thresholds and screening strategies;
- Targeted at measurement of quality of care and the evaluation of innovation.
- To enhance medical decision making (e.g. by extending the Value of Information framework);
- To allow more accurate/earlier evaluation of diagnostic tests and clinical prediction models;
- To enable subgroup analyses and tailored patient management;
- To evaluate simulation model robustness and outcome determinants (e.g. by meta-modelling);
- Targeted at the estimation of costs and disease burden of infectious diseases;
- Targeted at the development and validation of patient-reported outcome measures.