Why research in statistics and health economics is so cool
Hello folks and happy new year! Despite all the problems that occurred in this period in relation to the pandemic and travel restrictions, I hope you had a nice break and recharged your batteries for the upcoming months.
As the spectre of a new lockdown approaches the Netherlands, I find myself wondering what are the prospects for the upcoming months. Well, hopefully, things will be better than last year given that the amount of vaccinations is pretty high and there should be no big problems in terms of mobility for those who were vaccinated.
Recently I have come across something I found a little odd when performing a statistical analysis of trial-based CEA data and I would like to share here my experience in the hope that anybody may be able to read it (and correct me if I am wrong).
Well those holidays were pretty short in my opinion! Anyway, time to get back to work and, in fact, it has been already a while since the normal routine started. I try to keep my posts updated as much as I can but with the approaching of the next academic year things are a bit hectic.
Holidays! Yes, really holidays! This year has been particularly difficult and hard for many people and I am no exception. With the moving to Maastricht, the need to familiarise with a new working and living environment, the lockdown measures, the new teaching and administrative tasks, and mnay other little things, I arrived at the end of the academic year almost annihilated.
I have recently been invited to give a talk about my R package missingHE at the R for HTA summer workshop 2021, and I would like to spend a couple of words to describe what was my experience at this event which for me was a first-time.
This month is extremely busy and I seriously need a week of days made by 34 hours each in order to avoid any delay. Apart from the usual teaching which is finally coming close to the end of this period (hopefully by the end of the month) but which kept me busy at least 3 days per week, there have been lots of meetings and work to do.
A quick update from me about a couple of things, some good, some bad and other … ugly. Let’s start with the good. I have found the time to work on some old projects which are finally progressing in their late stages.
Hello everbody and it is good to be back after a nice and cozy Easter break. As probably most of you, I was too forced to spend my Easter holidays away from my family this year but at least here in the Netherlands the weather was pretty nice during the Easter weekend and I was able to enjoy a nice walk through the city center of Maastricht which was an amazing experience.
Here we are again. Except now it feels like a very nice spring time here in Maastricht with beautiful sunny days an warm weather. The picture does not really represent the environment in this region of the Netherlands (called Limburg), but I thought it was a very nice picture to put as thumbnail.