Online Cost-Effectiveness Analyses - 2020 Shiny Contest Submission

Online Cost-Effectiveness Analyses

Authors: David Moriña, Sergi Albert, Jose Ignacio Martí-Gil, Mireia Diaz
Working with Shiny more than 1 year

Abstract: The Online Cost-Effectiveness ANalysis tool (OCEAN), features an easy-to-use web interface providing health professionals, researchers and decision makers involved in cervical cancer prevention programmes with a useful tool to conduct complex cost-effectiveness analyses. The users can run sophisticated cost-effectiveness evaluation of cervical cancer prevention strategies without deep knowledge of the underlying mathematical model or any programming language, obtaining the most relevant costs and health outcomes in a convenient way.

Full Description: Most cost-effectiveness analyses in the context of cervical cancer prevention involve the use of sophisticated mathematical models to simulate HPV infection, cervical disease and prevention strategies. However, it is not uncommon that professionals that would need to perform these analyses are not familiar with the models. This work introduces the Online Cost-Effectiveness ANalysis tool, featuring an easy-to-use web interface providing health professionals, researchers and decision makers involved in cervical cancer prevention programmes with a useful tool to conduct complex cost-effectiveness analyses, which are becoming an essential tool in the last years as an approach for supporting decision-making that involve important trade-offs. The users can run sophisticated cost-effectiveness evaluation of cervical cancer prevention strategies without deep knowledge of the underlying mathematical model or any programming language, obtaining the most relevant costs and health outcomes in a convenient way. The results provided by the tool are consistent with the existing literature. Having such a tool will be an asset to the cervical cancer prevention community, providing researchers with an easy to use tool to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses.


Category: Healthcare
Keywords: cost-effectiveness, cervical cancer, vaccination, hpv, screening, cancer prevention
Shiny app: https://iconcologia.shinyapps.io/HECR-OCEAN/
Repo: https://github.com/dmorinya/OCEAN
RStudio Cloud: NA

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