We look back with satisfaction on our achievements in 2018. Highlights included the first DMC symposium on model-based decision making. The symposium was well attended and there were lively discussions. In addition, our team was extended with two new experts (Eddymurphy Akwiwu and Zakile Mfumbilwa) and Hans Berkhof, co-chair of the DMC, was appointed professor biostatistical and health economic modeling. Furthermore, a grant was awarded to the ‘Prevention of colorectal cancer in FCRC project‘ which will be led by Dr. Veerle Coupé, chair of the DMC. Finally, our team presented their work at several international conferences (Lola HESG, APH meeting and IPVC, amongst others) and published extensively in peer-reviewed, international journals. A selection of key publications can be found below.
KEY PUBLICATIONS 2018
Kern C, Klausch T, Kreuter F. Tree-based Machine Learning Methods for Survey Research. Forthcoming in Survey Research Methods. 2018. Accepted.
Engelhardt EG, Révész D, Tamminga HJ, Punt CJA, Koopman M, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, Steyerberg EW, de Vet HCW, Coupé VMH. Inventory of oncologists’ unmet needs for tools to support decision-making about palliative treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2018;18(1):132.
Lew JB, St John DJB, Macrae FA, Emery JD, Ee HC, Jenkins MA, He E, Grogan P, Caruana M, Greuter MJE, Coupé VMH, Canfell K. Benefits, Harms, and Cost-Effectiveness of Potential Age Extensions to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Australia. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2018;27(12):1450-1461.
Rauh SP, Heymans MW, van der Maaden T, Mehr DR, Kruse RL, de Vet HCW, van der Steen JT. Predicting mortality in a more recent population of nursing home residents with dementia and pneumonia. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci, 2018. [Epub ahead of print]
Kunst NR, Lindvik H, Carlsen KH, Håland G, Jørgensen E, Lødrup Carlsen KC. Cost-effectiveness of diagnostic algorithms for peanut allergy in children. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2018. pii: S0091-6749(18)31599-9.
Klausch T, van de Ven P, van de Brug T, van de Wiel M, Berkhof H. Estimating Bayesian Optimal Treatment Regimes for Dichotomous Outcomes using Observational Data. arXiv, 2018.
Qendri, V, Bogaards, JA, Berkhof, J. Pricing of HPV vaccines in European tender-based settings. The European Journal of Health Economics. 2018; 1-10
van der Spek N, Jansen F, Holtmaat K, Vos J, Breitbart W, van Uden-Kraan CF, Tollenaar RAEM, Cuijpers P, Coupé VMH, Verdonck-de Leeuw IM. Cost-utility analysis of meaning-centered group psychotherapy for cancer survivors. Psychooncology. 2018;27(7):1772-1779.
Lew JB, St John DJB, Macrae FA, Emery JD, Ee HC, Jenkins MA, He E, Grogan P, Caruana M, Sarfati D, Greuter MJE, Coupé VMH, Canfell K. Evaluation of the benefits, harms and cost-effectiveness of potential alternatives to iFOBT testing for colorectal cancer screening in Australia. Int J Cancer. 2018;143(2):269-282.
Wolff HB, Alberts L, Kastelijn EA, Lissenberg-Witte BI, Twisk JW, Lagerwaard FJ, Senan S, El Sharouni SY, Schramel FMNH, Coupé VMH. Differences in Longitudinal Health Utility between Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Surgery in Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2018. pii: S1556-0864(18)30083-2.
Bronzwaer MES, Greuter MJE, Bleijenberg AGC, IJspeert JEG, Dekker E, Coupé VMH. Impact of differences in adenoma and proximal serrated polyp detection rate on the long-term effectiveness of FIT-based colorectal cancer screening. BMC Cancer. 2018;18(1):465.
van den Boorn HG, Engelhardt EG, van Kleef J, Sprangers MAG, van Oijen MGH, Abu-Hanna A, Zwinderman AH, Coupé VMH, van Laarhoven HWM. Prediction models for patients with esophageal or gastric cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2018;13(2):e0192310.
Rauh SP, Rutters F, van der Heijden AAWA, Luimes T, Alssema M, Heymans MW, Magliano DJ, Shaw JE, Beulens JW, Dekker JM: External validation of a tool predicting 7-year-risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes or chronic kidney disease. J Gen Intern Med, 2018;33(2):182-188.
Ruijgrok C, Dekker JM, Beulens JW, Brouwer IA, Coupé VMH, Heymans MW, Sijtsma FPC, Mela DJ, Zock PL, Olthof MR, Alssema M. Size and shape of the associations of glucose, HbA1c, insulin and HOMA-IR with incident type 2 diabetes: the Hoorn Study. Diabetologia. 2018;61(1):93-100.