Stefan K. Lhachimi

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stefan.lhachimi@uni-bremen.de
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+49-421-218-56919
Address
Leibniz-Institut für Präventionsforschung und Epidemiologie – BIPS GmbH,
Room 1.530, Achterstr. 30, 28359 Bremen, Germany


Background
Prof. Dr. Stefan K Lhachimi is since April 2014 founding head of the Research Group for Evidence-Based Public Health. Before joining the University of Bremen and BIPS-Leibniz Institute, he was deputy head of health economics of the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Germany’s health technology assessment agency. In this role he took part in the first cost-effectiveness evaluation for the German statutory health insurance system and was instrumental in extending IQWiG’s official methods to cover health economic evaluations. Previously, Stefan K. Lhachimi was part of an External Review Group for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) based at the Erasmus University Rotterdam where he conducted cost-effectiveness modeling for pharmaceuticals and was part of a larger diagnostic assessment review for next-generation computed tomography scanners. He also worked as an external expert for KCE in Belgium and as consultant for the North Carolina Treasury. Stefan K. Lhachimi’s doctoral degree was granted by the Erasmus University Rotterdam for a thesis on quantitative health impact assessment. He was educated as a statistician (BSc and MSc from Humboldt University Berlin) with advanced doctoral training in demography (Max-Planck Institute for Demographic Research). He obtained a master of public policy (MPP) from Duke University and Master in Political Science from the Freie Universität Berlin. Stefan K. Lhachimi is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society.

Research Interests
Evidence-Based Public Health, Population Health Modeling, Health Economic Evaluations, Policy-Focused Research of Life-Style related Risk-Factors, Health Impact Assessment

Current Research Projects
Cochrane reviews on food taxation, Cochrane Review on paying for performance for health interventions in LMICs, Systematic Review on cost-effectiveness analysis modelling of HPV vaccine in LMICs, Systematic Review on repurposed existing drugs for Ebola, Systematic Review on community gardening for preventing overweight and obesity, Cost-effectiveness analysis of HPV vaccination in GAVI eligible African Countries, HIA of processed meat pricing policy, HIA of a fat tax in Germany, HIA of EU-policy-induced alteration of fruit and vegetable prices, Alcohol during pregnancy, Research Priority Setting for Public Health in Germany, Prioritizing Potential Systematic Review Topics in Public Health in Switzerland, Stakeholder perceptions on rapid reviews, Cochrane Public Health Europe

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Selected Publications

2017

Pega, Frank; Liu, Sze Yan; Walter, Stefan; Pabayo, Roman; Saith, Ruhi; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Unconditional cash transfers for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities: effect on use of health services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries Journal Article

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11), 2017, ISSN: 1465-1858.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Heise, Thomas L

Die Zuckersteuer – Mittel zur breitenwirksamen Prävention von Adipositas? Journal Article

Ernährung im Fokus, 17 (6), pp. 318-321, 2017.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Heise, Thomas L

Lebensmittelbesteuerung zur Prävention von Adipositas? Zwischen staatlichem Eingriff, persönlicher Freiheit und industriellen Interessen Journal Article

impu!se für Gesundheitsförderung, 25 (96), pp. 7-8, 2017, ISSN: 1438-6666.

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Hoekstra, Dyon; Mütsch, Margot; Kien, Christina; Gerhardus, Ansgar; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Identifying and prioritising systematic review topics with public health stakeholders: A protocol for a modified Delphi study in Switzerland to inform future research agendas Journal Article

BMJ Open, 7 (8), 2017, ISSN: 2044-6055.

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Mandrik, Olena; Ekwunife, Obinna I; Zielonke, Nadine; Meheus, Filip; Severens, Johan L; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Murillo, Raul

What determines the effects and costs of breast cancer screening? A protocol of a systematic review of reviews Journal Article

Systematic Reviews, 6 (1), pp. 122, 2017, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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Heise, Thomas L; Romppel, Matthias; Molnar, Sandra; Buchberger, Barbara; van den Berg, Agnes; Gartlehner, Gerald; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Community gardening, community farming and other local community-based gardening interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in high-income and middle-income countries: protocol for a systematic review Journal Article

BMJ Open, 7 (6), 2017, ISSN: 2044-6055.

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von Philipsborn, Peter; Heise, Thomas L; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Landgraf, Rüdiger; Hauner, Hans

Adipositas-Prävention: Eine Steuer auf Süßgetränke ist an der Zeit Journal Article

Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, 114 (4), pp. A-160-5, 2017.

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2016

Lhachimi, Stefan K; Pega, Frank; Heise, Thomas L; Fenton, Candida; Gartlehner, Gerald; Griebler, Ursula; Sommer, Isolde; Pfinder, Manuela; Katikireddi, Srinivasa V

Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [Protocol] Journal Article

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), 2016, ISSN: 1465-1858.

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Nussbaumer-Streit, Barbara; Yeoh, Berlinda; Griebler, Ursula; Pfadenhauer, Lisa M; Busert, Laura K; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Lohner, Szimonetta; Gartlehner, Gerald

Household interventions for preventing domestic lead exposure in children Journal Article

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (10), 2016, ISSN: 1465-1858.

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Pfinder, Manuela; Dreger, Steffen; Christianson, Lara; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Zeeb, Hajo

The effects of iodine blocking on thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism and benign thyroid nodules following nuclear accidents: a systematic review Journal Article

Journal of Radiological Protection, 36 (4), pp. R112, 2016.

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Burgers, Laura T; Redekop, William K; Al, Maiwenn J; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Armstrong, Nigel; Walker, Simon; Rothery, Claire; Westwood, Marie; Severens, Hans L

Cost-effectiveness analysis of new generation coronary CT scanners for difficult-to-image patients Journal Article

The European Journal of Health Economics, pp. 1–12, 2016, ISSN: 1618-7601.

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Ekwunife, Obinna I; O'Mahony, James F; Grote, Andreas Gerber ; Mosch, Christoph ; Paeck, Tatjana ; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Challenges in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Modelling of HPV Vaccines in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review and Practice Recommendations Journal Article

PharmacoEconomics, pp. 1–18, 2016, ISSN: 1179-2027.

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Pfinder, Manuela; Katikireddi, Srinivasa V; Pega, Frank; Gartlehner, Gerald; Fenton, Candida; Griebler, Ursula; Sommer, Isolde; Heise, Thomas L; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Taxation of unprocessed sugar or sugar-added foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [Protocol] Journal Article

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (8), 2016, ISSN: 1465-1858.

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Heise, Thomas L; Katikireddi, Srinivasa V; Pega, Frank ; Gartlehner, Gerald ; Fenton, Candida ; Griebler, Ursula ; Sommer, Isolde ; Pfinder, Manuela ; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [Protocol] Journal Article

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (8), 2016, ISSN: 1465-1858.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Busert, Laura K; Flatz, Aline ; Gartlehner, Gerald ; Griebler, Ursula ; Heise, Thomas L; Mütsch, Margot ; Rehfuess, Eva A

Reaching out to Europe – Cochrane Public Health Europe and its research agenda Journal Article

Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen, 110-111 , pp. 104-6, 2016, ISSN: 1865-9217.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Bala, Malgorzata M; Vanagas, Giedrius

Evidence-Based Public Health Journal Article

BioMed Research International, 2016 , pp. 1-2, 2016.

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Lütjen, Michael; Thoben, Klaus-Dieter ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Zeeb, Hajo

Integrierte Modellbildung zur Beschreibung, Simulation und Analyse humanitärer Hilfseinsätze. Aktuelle Gestaltungsansätze aus den Bereichen Logistik, Public Health und Informatik Journal Article

Industrie 4.0 Management, 1 , pp. 61-65, 2016.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Ostermann, Herwig

What kind of health economics do we need? Journal Article

Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen, 110–111 , pp. 18-20, 2016, ISSN: 1865-9217.

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2015

Sweiti, Hussein; Ekwunife, Obinna; Jaschinski, Thomas; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Repurposed therapeutic agents targeting the Ebola virus: a protocol for a systematic review Journal Article

Systematic Reviews, 4 (1), pp. 171, 2015, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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Stollenwerk, Björn ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Briggs, Andrew ; Fenwick, Elisabeth ; Caro, Jaime J; Siebert, Uwe ; Danner, Marion ; Gerber-Grote, Andreas

Communicating the parameter uncertainty in the IQWiG efficiency frontier to decision-makers Journal Article

Health Econ, 24 (4), pp. 481-90, 2015, ISSN: 1099-1050.

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Freijer, Karen ; Lenoir-Wijnkoop, Irene ; Russell, Christine A; Koopmanschap, Marc A; Kruizenga, Hinke M; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Norman, Kristina ; Nuijten, Mark J C; Schols, Jos M G A

The view of European experts regarding health economics for medical nutrition in disease-related malnutrition Journal Article

Eur J Clin Nutr, 2015, ISSN: 1476-5640.

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Pega, Frank; Liu, Sze Yan ; Walter, Stefan ; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Unconditional cash transfers for assistance in humanitarian disasters: effect on use of health services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries Journal Article

Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 9 , 2015, ISSN: 1361-6137.

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Ekwunife, Obinna ; Grote, Andreas ; Mosch, Christoph ; O'Mahony, James ; Lhachimi, Stefan

Assessing cost-effectiveness of HPV vaccines with decision analytic models: what are the distinct challenges of low- and middle-income countries? A protocol for a systematic review Journal Article

Systematic Reviews, 4 (1), pp. 68, 2015, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Siegrist, Johannes

Health Care Markets: Theory and Empirical Evidence Incollection

Wright, James D (Ed.): International encyclopedia of the social & behavioral sciences : [Geno - Hir], Vol. 10 , Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2015.

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Dreger, Steffen ; Pfinder, Manuela ; Christianson, Lara ; Lhachimi, Stefan ; Zeeb, Hajo

The effects of iodine blocking following nuclear accidents on thyroid cancer, hypothyroidism, and benign thyroid nodules: design of a systematic review Journal Article

Systematic Reviews, 4 (1), pp. 126, 2015, ISSN: 2046-4053.

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2014

Lhachimi, Stefan K; Lehrer, David ; Janine, Leschke; Moira, Nelson; Brigitte, Weiffen

Nuanced negative result reporting Journal Article

Science, 346 (6207), pp. 308, 2014, ISSN: 0036-8075.

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Pega, Frank ; Walter, Stefan ; Liu, Sze Yan ; Pabayo, Roman ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Saith, Ruhi

Unconditional cash transfers for reducing poverty and vulnerabilities: effect on use of health services and health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries (Protocol) Journal Article

The Cochrane Library, (6), 2014.

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Gerber-Grote, Andreas ; Sandmann, Frank Gerd ; Zhou, Min ; ten Thoren, Corinna ; Schwalm, Anja ; Weigel, Carolin ; Balg, Christiane ; Mensch, Alexander ; Mostardt, Sarah ; Seidl, Astrid ; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Decision making in Germany: Is health economic evaluation as a supporting tool a sleeping beauty? Journal Article

Zeitschrift für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen, 108 (7), pp. 390-396, 2014, ISSN: 1865-9217.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K

Die Gesundheitsökonomischen Methoden des IQWiG in den „Allgemeinen Methoden 4.2“ Presentation

01.01.2014.

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2013

Westwood, Marie ; Al, Maiween J; Burgers, Laura ; Redekop, Ken ; Lhachimi, Stefan ; Armstrong, Nigel ; Raatz, Heike ; Misso, Kate ; Severens, Johan ; Kleijnen, Jos

A systematic review and economic evaluation of new-generation computed tomography scanners for imaging in coronary artery disease and congenital heart disease: Somatom Definition Flash, Aquilion ONE, Brilliance iCT and Discovery CT750 HD Journal Article

Health Technol Assess, 17 (9), pp. 1-243, 2013, ISSN: 2046-4924.

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Du, Ping ; Westwood, Marie E; Raatz, Heike D I; Misso, Kate ; Burgers, Laura ; Redekop, Ken ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Armstrong, Nigel ; Kleijnen, Jos

Diagnostic Performance of Coronary CT Angiography Journal Article

Radiology, 268 (3), pp. 924, 2013, ISSN: 1527-1315.

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Du, Ping ; Westwood, Marie E; Raatz, Heike D I; Misso, Kate ; Burgers, Laura ; Redekop, Ken ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Armstrong, Nigel ; Kleijnen, Jos

Diagnostic Performance of Coronary CT Angiography: Response Journal Article

Radiology, 268 (3), pp. 924-3, 2013, ISSN: 1527-1315.

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Sandmann, Frank ; Gerber-Grote, Andreas ; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Factors that led to the implementation of the efficiency frontier approach in health economic evaluation in Germany: Do not avoid the elephant in the room. Comment on Klingler et al. (Health Policy 109 (2013) 270-280) Journal Article

Health Policy, 2013, ISSN: 0168-8510.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Nusselder, Wilma J; Lobstein, Tim J; Smit, Henriette A; Baili, Paolo ; Bennett, Kathleen ; Kulik, Margarete C; Jackson Leach, Rachel ; Boshuizen, Hendriek C; Mackenbach, Johan P

Modelling obesity outcomes: reducing obesity risk in adulthood may have greater impact than reducing obesity prevalence in childhood Journal Article

Obes Rev, 14 (7), pp. 523-31, 2013, ISSN: 1467-789X.

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Westwood, Marie E; Raatz, Heike D I; Misso, Kate ; Burgers, Laura ; Redekop, Ken ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Armstrong, Nigel ; Kleijnen, Jos

Systematic review of the accuracy of dual-source cardiac CT for detection of arterial stenosis in difficult to image patient groups Journal Article

Radiology, 267 (2), pp. 387-95, 2013, ISSN: 1527-1315.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Herrmann, Kirsten H; Sandmann, Frank ; ten Thoren, Corinna ; Zhou, Min ; Seidl, Astrid ; Gerber-Grote, Andreas

Gesundheitsökonomie: Die Perspektive des Instituts für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen Journal Article

Gesundheitswesen, 75 (08/09), pp. A47, 2013, ISSN: 0941-3790.

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Sandmann Frank, Gerber-Grote Andreas Lhachimi Stefan K

IQWiG’s Efficiency Frontier approach: fit for purpose! Journal Article

ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress; 02.-06.11.2013; Dublin, Ireland, 2013.

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Sandmann, Frank ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Gerber-Grote, Andreas

Diffusion of the Efficiency Frontier approach within health economic evaluation: current and future applications Journal Article

ISPOR 16th Annual European Congress; 02.-06.11.2013; Dublin, Ireland, 2013.

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Siebert, Uwe ; Sroczynski, Gaby ; Conrad-Franks, Annette ; Esteban, Eva ; Schnell-Inderst, Petra ; Stürzlinger, Heidi ; Zsifkovits, Johannes ; Rosian, Ingrid ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Gerber-Grote, Andreas

Wie kann auf Basis der Effizienzgrenze eine Empfehlung für einen Erstattungsbetrag abgeleitet und die Unsicherheit für den Entscheidungsfinder bewertet werden? Book Chapter

5. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie; Tagungsprogramm; 11.-12.03.2013; Essen, Deutschland, pp. S. 21, 2013.

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Sroczynski, Gaby ; Esteban, Eva ; Danner, Martin ; Conrad-Franks, Annette ; Sandmann, Frank Gerd ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Stürzlinger, Heidi ; Zsifkovits, Johannes ; Rosian, Ingrid ; Schnell-Inderst, Petra ; Gerber-Grote, Andreas ; Siebert, Uwe

Kosten-Nutzen-Bewertung Antidepressiva - Umsetzung der IQWiG Methoden Book Chapter

5. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie; Tagungsprogramm; 11.-12.03.2013; Essen, Deutschland, pp. S. 20, 2013, (Mitzuliefernde Dokumente: -Titelblatt des Abstractbandes -die Seite auf der der Abstract abgebildet ist).

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Sroczynski, Gaby ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Esteban, Eva ; Danner, Martin ; Sandmann, Frank-Gerd ; Stürzlinger, Heidi ; Conrads-Frank, Annette ; Zsifkovits, Johannes ; Rosian, Ingrid ; Schnell-Inderst, Petra ; Siebert, Uwe ; Gerber-Grote, Andreas

Die 1. Kosten-Nutzen-Bewertung des IQWiG - Ergebnisse und Methodische Aspekte am Beispiel der Antidepressiva Bewertung Journal Article

Gesundheitswesen, 75 (08/09), pp. A53, 2013, ISSN: 0941-3790.

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Stollenwerk, Björn ; Briggs, Andrew ; Fenwick, Elisabeth ; Caro, Jaime J; Danner, Marion ; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Gerber, Andreas

Darstellung stochastischer Unsicherheit im IQWIG-Effizienzgrenzenkonzept Book Chapter

5. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gesundheitsökonomie; Tagungsprogramm; 11.-12.03.2013; Essen, Deutschland, pp. S. 93, 2013.

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Gerber-Grote, Andreas ; Schwalm, Anja ; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Dossiervorlage Kosten-Nutzen-Bewertung (KNB) Presentation

01.01.2013.

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Gerber-Grote, Andreas ; Volz, Fabian ; Danner, Marion ; Seidl, Astrid ; Wagner Christoph Sandmann, Frank ; Lhachimi Stefan K. amd Dintsios, Markus C; Reken, Stefanie ; Kiefer, Corinna ; Sturtz, Sybille ; Wieseler, Beate ; Böhler, Yvonne-Beatrice ; Bender, Ralf ; Waffenschmidt, Siw ; Janzen, Tatjana ; Sroczynski, Gabi ; Esteban, Eva ; Conrads-Frank, Anette ; Schnell-Inderst, Petra ; Stürzlinger, Heidi ; Zsifkovits, Johannes ; and Brunner-Ziegler, Sophie

Kosten-Nutzen-Bewertung mit dem Ansatz der Effizienzgrenze G09-01 Antidepressiva [eingeladener Vortrag] Presentation

01.01.2013.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K

The example of Germany (IQWiG): Modifying the standard approach to health economic evaluation [eingeladener Vortrag] Presentation

01.01.2013, (War diese Veranstaltung öffentlich (ja/nein): nein Handelt es sich um einen Vortrag oder ein Poster: Vortrag Gibt es einen gedruckten Abstractband (ja/nein): nein).

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Lhachimi, Stefan K; Herrmann, Kirsten H; Sandmann, Frank ; ten Thoren, Corinna ; Zhou, Min ; Seidl, Astrid ; Gerber-Grote, Andreas

Gesundheitsökonomie: Die Perspektive des Instituts für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen [Workshop] Presentation

01.01.2013.

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Lhachimi, Stefan K

Rolle von epidemiologischen (Sekundär-)Daten bei der verpflichtenden, frühen Nutzenbewertung von Arzneimitteln im Rahmen des AMNOG Prozesses [Workshop] Presentation

01.01.2013.

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für und im (IQWiG), Institut Qualität Wirtschaftlichkeit Gesundheitswesen

Kosten-Nutzen-Bewertung von Venlafaxin, Duloxetin, Bupropion und Mirtazapin im Vergleich zu weiteren verordnungsfähigen medikamentösen Behandlungen Journal Article

G09-01 1.0 , 2013, ISSN: 1864-2500.

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Gerber-Grote, Andreas ; Schwalm, Anja ; Lhachimi, Stefan K

Dossiervorlage Kosten-Nutzen-Bewertung (KNB) Journal Article

IQWiG-Montagsfortbildung, 22.07.2013, Köln, Deutschland, 2013.

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2012

Kulik, Margarete C; Nusselder, Wilma J; Boshuizen, Hendriek C; Lhachimi, Stefan K; Fernandez, Esteve ; Baili, Paolo ; Bennett, Kathleen ; Mackenbach, Johan P; Smit, Henriette

Comparison of tobacco control scenarios: quantifying estimates of long-term health impact using the DYNAMO-HIA modeling tool Journal Article

PLoS One, 7 (2), pp. e32363, 2012, ISSN: 1932-6203 (Electronic) 1932-6203 (Linking).

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