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Sad night

August 26, 2016
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Sad night

I've just heard the very sad news that Richard Nixon has passed away this morning. I can't say I knew Richard very well, but I thought he really was a lovely guy and I am very saddened.I knew of him (among other things) through his work on covariate ad...

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National lottery

August 17, 2016
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National lottery

Yesterday, many British newspapers have covered the news of the new Dementia Atlas, released by the Department of Health.As far as I can see, the atlas uses data from a variety of sources (including the Quality Outcomes Framework, QOF, scheme...

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Finish line (nearly)

July 15, 2016
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Finish line (nearly)

We are very close to the finish line $-$ that's being able to finally submit the BCEA book to the editor (Springer).This has been a rather long journey, but I think the current version (I dread using the word "final" just yet...) is very good, I think....

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Bad medical journal

July 6, 2016
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This is an interesting story, I think and I have to say I'm sort of being inspired in the title of the post from a talk that Stephen Senn gave a while back at UCL. He in turn had been referring to Ben Goldacre's book Bad Pharma $-$ the book argues...

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Fire and mouse alarm

July 5, 2016
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Fire and mouse alarm

Yesterday we finally had our workshop on infectious disease modelling in health economic evaluation. I think the day went very well and we had very interesting talks (as soon as I can, I will upload the slides on the website above, for all the speakers...

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Silver lining

June 30, 2016
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Fivethirtyeight has just published their first prediction for the next US presidential election, stating that Clinton has around 80% chance of winning to Trumps' 20%. This has been also reported in the general media (for example here).I think the tone ...

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Workshop on Infectious Disease Modelling in Public Health Policy: Current status and challenges (yet, again)

June 17, 2016
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I've written about this a couple of times already (here and here). We've finalised the speakers line up (see here for the latest information) and I think this is a very exciting programme! (I know you may think "well, he would say that, wouldn't he?" $...

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My week at ISBA (2)

June 17, 2016
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I should add to my previous post that while there have been many very good talks, I thought two were incredibly good: David Spiegelhalter's Foundational lecture on Monday and Adrian Raftery's talk in a session on Bayesian Demography that was very inter...

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My week at ISBA

June 17, 2016
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I've spent the last few days in beautiful Sardinia for the ISBA world conference. The place is outstanding, really beautiful, although it's kind of weird that there is no real town along the cost for miles and miles. Leaving Cagliari and driving for ov...

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Large enough probability?

June 3, 2016
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Large enough probability?

I've deliberately stayed away from the Brexit referendum (that is in terms of spending time doing some modelling to see what the predictions may be) $-$ mostly because I was otherwise busy and didn't really have much time. However, I was talking e...

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