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Demystifying Microsimulation Meeting Report

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On Friday, November 16, 2012, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) ofthe U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hosted a one-day meeting at the Department titled "Demystifying Microsimulation." The meeting consisted of a panel of experts who discussed what information consumers of microsimulation models need from modelers in order for consumers to understand and evaluate model results. The primary focus of the meeting was on educating consumers of models and helping them to understand model output and validity.
Participants from within and outside the modeling communi!) attended the meeting in person or via Webinar. The results of that meeting are contained within this document which contains the meeting agenda, a list of panel members, a list of preparatory reading materials sent to participants, and a summary of the proceedings. Also included are the PowerPoint presentations made at the meeting.
Following the meeting, ASPE commissioned four expert papers for which the authors, v.ho had served as moderators of sessions during the meeting, were asked to summarize the results of their sessions. Those papers are contained herein. [144 PDF pages]