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 first Mt Hood transparency prize was awarded to Pierre Johansen, Senior Health Economist at Novo Nordisk for Cost Efectiveness of Once‑Weekly Semaglutide Versus Once‑Weekly Dulaglutide in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in Canada (click on image to access the paper)

Mt Hood may offer a transparency prize at future meetings and so please continue to send examples of economic evaluations that implement the Mt Hood transparency guidelines to mthood2016[at]