The Mt Hood Diabetes Challenge Transparency Prize

The Mt Hood Diabetes Challenge Network has recently developed guidelines for improving transparency in the reporting of input data underlying model-based economic analyses of diabetes interventions, including  a checklist of information that should be routinely reported.

The guidelines have recently been published in Value in Health and can be downloaded:

Palmer AJ Lei S. Tew M. et al. Computer Modeling of Diabetes and Its Transparency: A Report on the Eighth Mount Hood Challenge Volume 21, Issue 6, June 2018, Pages 724-731.

The Mt Hood Diabetes Challenge Network has decided to promote the adoption of these guidelines by creating a prize for an empirical health economic evaluation of a diabetes intervention (using a computer simulation model) that is best able to implement these transparency guidelines.

The prize will be awarded at the next Mt Hood conference to be held in Chicago in June 2020 and the first author of the paper will receive assistance to attend the conference. 

Economic evaluations of diabetes interventions published in any Medline listed peer-review journal (or available as early online) prior to the 31st of Jan 2020 will be eligible for the prize. Articles can be nominated (including self-nomination) by sending a pdf of the article to mthood2016[@]

The decision of the prize-awarding committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the prize.