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The intuitive web based user-interface allows entering data on health related quality of life (HRQoL), health and care resource utilisation and cost, as well as probabilities to move from one health state of the model to another.
Boehler et al. (2015). Development of a web-based tool for the assessment of health and economic outcomes of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA). BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making; 15(Suppl 3):S4, DOI: 10.1186/1472-6947-15-S3-S4 Open Access
This allows, in real time, estimation of the lifetime incremental quality adjusted life years (QALYs) and incremental cost of an intervention versus its respective standard care alternative. Users can adjust background mortalities and the willingness to pay for additional health outcomes to their respective jurisdiction and the information provided by the tool can be used for an early and iterative assessment of innovations' cost-effectiveness in a particular health and care setting.
BASE CASE ANALYSIS
The MAFEIP-tool further provides extensive options for performing both probabilistic sensitivity analysis and deterministic scenario analysis in order to assess the impact of parameter uncertainty on intervention outcomes.
ONE WAY SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
Ultimately, the MAFEIP-tool can be useful for assessing the potential of a new technology, which is important information for developers to decide upon further design, investment, and evaluation; and the EIP on AHA to provide appropriate support for innovations to facilitate faster progress to the next stage of development and / or implementation. As such, the MAFEIP tool may not only be useful in the context of the EIP on AHA, but could also contribute to other policy initiatives in the health and active ageing arena.