The mission of ISPOR is to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and fairness of health care to improve health. ISPOR is recognized globally as the authority for outcomes research and its use in health care decisions towards improved health. The ISPOR scope and sphere of influence includes outcomes researchers, health technology developers and assessors, regulators, health economists, health care policy makers, payers, providers, patients, populations, and society as a whole.
ISPOR provides and promotes quality education on good outcomes research practices as well as health policy issues through the ISPOR Short Course Program (4-hour courses) given prior to ISPOR meetings and ISPOR Distance Learning Program, in multiple languages, at the ISPOR website on topics such as modeling, economic evaluation, patient-reported outcomes (quality of life), clinical observational or retrospective study research methods, and use of outcomes research in health care decisions. ISPOR outreach to over 11,300 members. ISPOR worldwide members come from different work environments – 50% from research organization and academic institutions, 12% from government organizations, health technology assessment agencies, hospitals, and clinical practice, and 38% from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. ISPOR members are from North America (46%), Europe (40%), Asia (8%), Latin America (3%) and from Africa and Oceania (3%). Visit Website – http://www.ispor.org.