Four RTI-HS articles featured in the January/February issue of Value In Health

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The journal for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) has released its latest collection of research articles delivering insights on economic evaluation and outcomes research, and conceptual, methodological, and health policy pieces. Our Health Preference Assessment and Patient Reported Outcomes practice areas are both represented in this issue.

Read the abstracts and articles:

Physicians’ Preferences for Bone Metastases Drug Therapy in the United States
RTI-HS co-authors Brett Hauber, PhD and Juan Marcos Gonzalez, PhD evaluated physicians’ therapy preferences for preventing skeletal-related events (SREs) in patients with bone metastases secondary to solid tumors.

Using Classical Test Theory, Item Response Theory, and Rasch Measurement Theory to Evaluate Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: A Comparison of Worked Examples
Lori McLeod, PhD and co-authors provide comparisons and a worked example of item- and scale-level evaluations based on three psychometric methods used in patient-reported outcome development—classical test theory (CTT), item response theory (IRT), and Rasch measurement theory (RMT)—in an analysis of the National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire (VFQ-25).

Can We Use Social Media to Support Content Validity of Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments in Medical Product Development?
Ari Gnanaskathy, MBA, MSc and colleagues report on a panel designed to open a dialog between pharmaceutical sponsors, regulatory reviewers, and other stakeholders regarding the use of social media to collect data to support the content validity of patient-reported outcome instruments in the context of medical product labeling.

Pediatricians’ Preferences for Infant Meningococcal Vaccination
Christine Poulos, PhD and colleagues quantify pediatricians’ preferences for specific features of hypothetical infant meningococcal vaccines.

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