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About Evidence Maps

Our Evidence Maps save you time and money in finding relevant citations for model parameterisation or value dossiers, identification of evidence gaps, and for early business development planning.

We use the indexed content of heoro.com to generate the Evidence Maps using pre-programmed categories, with additional categories added manually as part of the bespoke service by medically qualified experts experienced in health economics and outcomes research. The Evidence Maps are displayed as a series of tables in an Excel workbook, with users able to drill down for increasing levels of detail. Each cell in the table shows the number of relevant abstracts identified for that subcategory, and users can easily access the relevant citations cell by cell.

Each Evidence Map is based on one or more of the major study types available within heoro.com:

  • Costs and resource use
  • Economic models
  • Mortality
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes

The content of each Map is sorted by a series of pre-programmed categories available within heoro.com, some of which are generalisable to all maps and others relevant to just one major study type. These categories include:

  • Publication date (from 1960, usually displayed in 5-year groups from 2000 onwards)
  • Geographical location (by country)
  • Disease area
  • Intervention
  • Population (age groups, ethnic groups)

Other bespoke categories, and content from other sources, can be added by agreement.

Read more about our Evidence Map service here

Free sample Evidence Map: Download here

Evidence Maps must be opened in Microsoft Excel, with Macros enabled.

Costs and timelines

Although development of all our Evidence Maps is overseen by medical graduates with experience in Health Economics and Outcomes Research, the content is based on our automated indexing of heoro.com abstracts, and we have semi-automated the production of the Maps themselves. This means that we can offer our Evidence Map service at very affordable rates within rapid timelines.

A standard Evidence Map based only on pre-programmed categories, will usually be delivered within 1-2 weeks of receiving a signed quotation form confirming the order. Evidence Maps that include bespoke categories may take a little longer to deliver, but timelines will be confirmed at the time of ordering the Maps.

Costs of the service are based on the number of study types requested for each Map, and by the number of relevant disease areas or interventions.

  • One disease area or intervention, one study type: £5,000 (ex VAT), for example PRO studies in hepatitis C, Economic models of infliximab
  • One disease area or intervention, two study types: £7,500 (ex VAT), for example Costs and resource use plus Economic models for pancreatitis
  • One disease area or intervention, three or four study types: £10,000 (ex VAT), for example PRO studies, Costs and resource use plus Economic models in multiple sclerosis

To order an Evidence Map, click here

To discuss more complex maps involving multiple disease areas or interventions, or Maps based on a search of additional sources, please contact heoro@crystallise.com or call +44(0)1375 488020.