Analysis Group Health Care Consultants Present at 2013 ISPOR Conference

May 15, 2013

Members of Analysis Group's Health Care practice will moderate a podium session, give five podium presentations, and exhibit 24 posters at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) 18th Annual International Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, May 20--22, 2013. The conference theme, "Patient-Centered Outcomes: Focusing on the Patient," highlights the growing importance of patient-centered outcomes in research, evidence, and drug development for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries.

Podium Sessions:

Managing Principal Mei Sheng Duh will moderate "Comparative Effectiveness Research Studies."

Podium Presentations:

"Direct and Indirect Cost Burden of Chronic Hepatitis C Stratified by Liver Disease Severity in Privately Insured Patients," presented as a podium session, will highlight research led by a team including Dr. Duh. Vice President James Signorovitch and colleagues will present "Beyond Average Adherence: Temporal Patterns of Medication Adherence Predict Hospitalization Risk More Accurately than the Medication Possession Ratio." In another session, "Treating Acute Heart Failure in the Elderly: A Comparison of Three Inpatient Treatment Alternatives in the United States" will be presented by Vice President Francis Vekeman and his research team. "Burden of Schizophrenia on Selected Comorbidities Costs" will be led by Senior Economist Marie-Hélène Lafeuille and colleagues. And "Medical, Drug, and Work-Loss Costs of Diabetic Foot Ulcers" will be presented by Manager Brad Rice and colleagues (see press release for detail).


Over the course of the conference, Analysis Group's Health Care consultants will present 24 posters focused on various treatment patterns and cost-of-illness studies associated with diabetes, melanoma and other cancers, lupus, depression, schizophrenia, pain management, and opioid abuse, as well as workplace productivity loss, comparative effectiveness, and health care resource utilization.

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