IVI launched the Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) initiative to build a flexible, open-source, and patient-centric model that will help inform the decision needs of multiple stakeholders in the health care system.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, over 19 million adults had at least one MDD episode in the past year; the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated the unmet need for depression treatment. Conventional cost-effectiveness models for assessing the value of MDD treatments typically do not prioritize factors and outcomes important to patients.
This webinar will cover the major points of the new model scope for the MDD initiative, and address the importance of a patient-centric model for MDD. Via a public comment period from April 12th to May 14th, stakeholders are invited to provide recommendations on the most important factors to build into the model.