PROSIT is an international scientific open source development community for health economic disease models in medicine. prosit [latin] = "it shall be useful"
Aim of this development community is to provide valid and lasting open source disease models for chronic diseases such as diabetes. Disease models for relevant late complications of diabetes mellitus (i.e. nephropathy, retinopathy, diabetic foot syndrome, stroke, myocardial infarction) have been developed. The future mission is to integrate also models for other chronic diseases such as asthma, COPD and more.
The models are being developed using the OpenOffice.org spread sheet software Calc.
Existing modelling guidelines and pharmaco-economic reporting guidelines shall be respected. The models shall be fully documented, transparent and reliable in their predictions.
The long-term vision is to build up a lasting Open Source library of disease models on the internet.
PROSIT is hosted at the GECKO Institute for Health Economics and Medical Information, Heilbronn University for Applied Sciences (Germany).