Medical Decision Making (MDM)
September–October 2012; 32 (5)
This issue contains seven articles that offer guidance for modeling studies for health outcomes research. To ensure that good research practices on modeling techniques remain useful for all current modeling techniques as well as to foster the use of model-based results to inform health care decisions, a Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force was created. The task force members consist of individuals from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), and the journals of both societies, Value in Health and Medical Decision Making, agreed to publish the task force reports on the same date in both journals after a period of peer review.
Thus, the seven articles from the ISPOR-SMDM Task Force are being published simultaneously in Value in Health and Medical Decision Making. Each manuscript was submitted to both journals simultaneously. Before submission, as part of the guidance development process, the manuscripts underwent review by a panel of reviewers. In addition, the membership of each society was invited to comment on them. The original journal submissions included the comments of the reviewers as well as the authors’ responses to those comments…