Journal article

Transparency in Decision Modelling: What, Why, Who and How?

Christopher James Sampson, Renée Arnold, Stirling Bryan, Philip Clarke, Sean Ekins, Anthony Hatswell, Neil Hawkins, Sue Langham, Deborah Marshall, Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Will Sullivan, Edward CF Wilson, Tim Wrightson

PharmacoEconomics | Published : 2019


Transparency in decision modelling is an evolving concept. Recently, discussion has moved from reporting standards to open-source implementation of decision analytic models. However, in the debate about the supposed advantages and disadvantages of greater transparency, there is a lack of definition. The purpose of this article is not to present a case for or against transparency, but rather to provide a more nuanced understanding of what transparency means in the context of decision modelling and how it could be addressed. To this end, we review and summarise the discourse to date, drawing on our collective experience. We outline a taxonomy of the different manifestations of transparency, in..

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