{BCEA}R Documentation


Constructs the automated report from the output of the BCEA

Usage, evppi = NULL, ext = "pdf", echo = FALSE, ...)



An object obtained as output to a call to bcea


An object obtained as output to a call to evppi (default is NULL, so not essential to producing the report).


A string of text to indicate the extension of the resulting output file. Possible options are "pdf", "docx". This requires the use of pandoc, knitr and rmarkdown.


A string (default to FALSE) to instruct whether the report should also include the BCEA commands used to produce the analyses. If the optional argument echo is set to TRUE (default = FALSE), then the commands are also printed.


Additional parameters. For example, the user can specify the value of the willingness to pay wtp, which is used in some of the resulting analyses (default at the break even point). Another additional parameter that the user can specify is the name of the file to which the report should be written. This can be done by simply passing the optional argument filename="NAME". The user can also specify an object including the PSA simulations for all the relevant model parameters. If this is passed to the function (in the object psa_sims), then will automatically construct an "Info-rank plot", which is a probabilistic form of tornado plot, based on the Expcted Value of Partial Information. The user can also specify the optional argument (default=FALSE); if set to TRUE, then a table with the values of the Info-rank is also shown.


Gianluca Baio


Baio, G., Dawid, A. P. (2011). Probabilistic Sensitivity Analysis in Health Economics. Statistical Methods in Medical Research doi:10.1177/0962280211419832.

Baio G. (2012). Bayesian Methods in Health Economics. CRC/Chapman Hall, London

See Also




[Package BCEA version 2.3-1.1 Index]