The REES France Health Evaluation Network is a study group created by economists, doctors of pharmacy, statisticians and information technologists. Our aim is to bring together clinical, human, economical and social information in health in the context of creating the "RICHESS" model, of which we are the sponsors. Onto this base, quality of life scales, stratified consumption profiles, depending on the severity of the disease, reference trajectories through the health care system and illustrations of cost per state of life and per place of residence are constructed.
The relative risks of different treatments and the treatment methods are analysed from published randomised clinical trials or from meta-analyses which are available. These are introduced, along with the observation findings, into an appropriate mathematical representation, in order to calculate the clinical, human and budget impact of new treatment or organisational strategies.
This value creation analysis opens a new route to evaluation, which is independent of clinical research. Its tools are statistical and computing analysis. Its field of intervention prioritises efficacy research in widespread practice and the use of large databases.
REES has published more than a hundred articles in pure reviewed journals and has conducted more than thirty evaluation studies, using these techniques.