This section of the website contains two example models that can be freely accessed by users of the website.  Please note that these models are for illustrative purposes only and have not been designed for real-world decision making, nor have they been validated for any specific disease pathway or real clinical inputs.  If you are interested in YHEC developing a health economic model using either Microsoft Excel or R Shiny that meets your specific requirements then please contact us on

Example Cost-Effectiveness Model

Please find below a link to a model created in Microsoft Excel that can be downloaded onto local computers.  Microsoft Excel is currently the most commonly used software tool for developing health economic models as it is a flexible resource that can be accessed and understood by a very wide audience.  This specific model was originally developed for YHEC training courses.  However, we have made it available so that people who are new to health economics can see what a typical economic evaluation model looks like.  It also provides a good illustration of what a standard YHEC model looks like (noting that no two models are ever exactly the same) and also how our models can be used to run a cost-effectiveness analysis in a straightforward and user-friendly way.

To download the model click here

Example R Shiny Model

Please find below a link to an example YHEC budget impact model built using R Shiny.  R Shiny utilises the power of the statistical software R while providing users with a point and click experience when interacting with models and thus avoids the need to interact with any R code.  This type of model is ideal for those needing to take advantage of the power of a coding language while maintaining user friendliness.  R Shiny models can be accessed via any web browser provided an appropriate server can be used to host the model.

To view the R Shiny model click here


Demonstration of Utility Elicitation Methods

Please find below a link to a web app that uses interactive exercises to demonstrate various methods used to elicit utility values in the general population. Each tab of the app allows users to hypothetically value health states using Time Trade Off, Standard Gamble and the Visual Analogue scale. YHEC is able to provide all three methods of utility elicitation, alongside other methods like Discrete Choice Experiments, as part of Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) projects. For more information on our PRO capabilities, please click here. Please note that this demonstration is for illustrative purposes only and has not been designed or validated for real-world data collection.

To view the web app click here