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International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641608/hospital-based-health-technology-assessment-in-brazil-an-overview-of-the-initial-experiences
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Claudia Cristina de Aguiar Pereira, Renata Dos Santos Rabello, Flávia Tavares Silva Elias
OBJECTIVES: Hospital-based health technology assessment (HTA) has become increasingly important in Brazil due to its strategic importance to promote adoption, incorporation, dissemination, and disinvestment of technologies. A strategy to foster hospital-based HTA was implemented in 2009 by creating hospital-based HTA nuclei (NATS) at university hospitals and other strategic hospitals. METHODS: Between 2011 and 2012, we interviewed board members in twenty-three NATS located in all geographic regions of Brazil to assess their general characteristics, scientific output, and challenges...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641592/conceptualizations-of-the-societal-perspective-within-economic-evaluations-a-systematic-review
#2
Ruben M W A Drost, Ingeborg M van der Putten, Dirk Ruwaard, Silvia M A A Evers, Aggie T G Paulus
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate how the societal perspective is conceptualized in economic evaluations and to assess how intersectoral costs and benefits (ICBs), that is, the costs and benefits pertaining to sectors outside the healthcare sector, impact their results. METHODS: Based on a search in July 2015 using PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, and PsychINFO, a systematic literature review was performed for economic evaluations which were conducted from a societal perspective...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641588/health-technology-performance-assessment-real-world-evidence-for-public-healthcare-sustainability
#3
Augusto Afonso Guerra-Júnior, Lívia Lovato Pires de Lemos, Brian Godman, Marion Bennie, Cláudia Garcia Serpa Osorio-de-Castro, Juliana Alvares, Aine Heaney, Carlos Alberto Vassallo, Björn Wettermark, Gaizka Benguria-Arrate, Iñaki Gutierrez-Ibarluzea, Vania Cristina Canuto Santos, Clarice Alegre Petramale, Fransciso de Assis Acurcio
OBJECTIVES: Health technology financing is often based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs), which are often the same ones used for licensing. Because they are designed to show the best possible results, typically Phase III studies are conducted under ideal and highly controlled conditions. Consequently, it is not surprising that technologies do not always perform in real life in the same way as controlled conditions. Because financing (and price paid) decisions can be made with overestimated results, health authorities need to ask whether health systems achieve the results they expect when they choose to pay for a technology...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595667/experiences-in-adapting-european-network-for-health-technology-assessment-rapid-reviews-to-inform-local-decision-making
#4
Karen Macpherson, Lorna Thompson
OBJECTIVES: The Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) produces rapid reviews on nonmedicine technologies to inform advice for decision making in the National Health Service in Scotland (NHSScotland). This study describes our experiences and lessons learned in adapting for NHSScotland two rapid Relative Effectiveness Assessments (REAs) produced as part of the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EUnetHTA) project to test collaborative preparation and then local adaptation...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595663/visions-of-stakeholders-about-instutionalization-of-health-technology-assessment-in-chile-a-qualitative-study
#5
Constanza Paz Lavín, Rafael Alaniz, Manuel Espinoza
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the viewpoints and beliefs with respect to a health technology assessment (HTA) process and its institutionalization in a sample of stakeholder representatives in Chile. METHODS: A qualitative study with a descriptive design, based on the model of discourse analysis, was performed. Eighteen semi-structured interviews were conducted on nineteen Chilean representatives of stakeholders in HTA. The data analysis was based on a process of open coding that allows the contrasting of the interviewees' visions...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595660/health-technology-assessment-in-turkey
#6
Rabia Kahveci, Esra Meltem Koç, Emine Özer Küçük
OBJECTIVES: The healthcare transformation program in Turkey has shown its success with improvements in important health indicators, increased access to healthcare services and expansion of coverage to all citizens. Turkey has been relatively able to bear the burdens associated with this due to rapid economic growth. The need for health technology assessment (HTA) was believed as a result of the expansion of coverage, pressure of new technologies, and increased expenditures. This study outlines the background and current formalization of HTA and shares the current use of HTA in decision making, while summarizing the transformation of the Turkish healthcare system for developing a high-quality, equal, and accessible care system...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587686/societal-perspective-on-cost-drivers-for-health-technology-assessment-in-sindh-pakistan
#7
Asif Raza Khowaja, Craig Mitton, Rahat Qureshi, Stirling Bryan, Laura A Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Understanding cost-drivers and estimating societal costs are important challenges for economic evaluation of health technologies in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study assessed community experiences of health resource usage and perceived cost-drivers from a societal perspective to inform the design of an economic model for the Community Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia (CLIP) trials. METHODS: Qualitative research was undertaken alongside the CLIP trial in two districts of Sindh province, Pakistan...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583223/assessment-of-universal-newborn-hearing-screening-and-intervention-in-shanghai-china
#8
Xiuzhi Chen, Min Yuan, Jun Lu, Qi Zhang, Mei Sun, Fengshui Chang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) and intervention program in Shanghai, China. METHODS: This study included the quantitative analyses of the UNHS-Shanghai database in 2002-12 and qualitative assessment of the program. The Otoacoustic Emissions and the Automated Auditory Brainstem Evoked Responses tests were conducted in screening. The costs and benefits were calculated based on the number of participants in each stage...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580892/harmonizing-health-technology-assessment-practices-in-university-hospitals-to-what-extent-is-the-mini-hta-model-suitable-in-the-french-context
#9
Nicolas Martelli, Capucine Devaux, Hélène van den Brink, Mathilde Billaux, Judith Pineau, Patrice Prognon, Isabelle Borget
BACKGROUND: The number of new medical devices for individual use that are launched annually exceeds the assessment capacity of the French national health technology assessment (HTA) agency. This has resulted in hospitals, and particularly university hospitals (UHs), developing hospital-based HTA initiatives to support their decisions for purchasing innovative devices. However, the methodologies used in such hospitals have no common basis. The aim of this study was to assess a mini-HTA model as a potential solution to harmonize HTA methodology in French UHs...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578752/technology-assessment-in-hospitals-lessons-learned-from-an-empirical-experiment
#10
Emanuela Foglia, Emanuele Lettieri, Lucrezia Ferrario, Emanuele Porazzi, Elisabetta Garagiola, Roberta Pagani, Marzia Bonfanti, Valentina Lazzarotti, Raffaella Manzini, Cristina Masella, Davide Croce
OBJECTIVES: Hospital Based Health Technology Assessment (HBHTA) practices, to inform decision making at the hospital level, emerged as urgent priority for policy makers, hospital managers, and professionals. The present study crystallized the results achieved by the testing of an original framework for HBHTA, developed within Lombardy Region: the IMPlementation of A Quick hospital-based HTA (IMPAQHTA). The study tested: (i) the HBHTA framework efficiency, (ii) feasibility, (iii) the tool utility and completeness, considering dimensions and sub-dimensions...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578750/using-the-health-technology-assessment-toolbox-to-facilitate-procurement-the-case-of-smart-pumps-in-a-canadian-hospital
#11
Thomas G Poder
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to present the experience of a Canadian hospital-based health technology assessment (HTA) unit that performed the traditional functions of the HTA process along with many other activities to facilitate the choice of smart pumps. METHODS: A rapid literature review was initiated, but little evidence was found. Moreover, the evidence provided was too far from our hospital context. To help our decision makers, we offered them a list of various services based on the skills of our HTA unit staff...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578738/shaping-quality-through-vision-structure-and-monitoring-of-performance-and-quality-indicators-impact-story-from-the-quebec-trauma-network
#12
Catherine Truchon, Lynne Moore, Amina Belcaid, Julien Clément, Nathalie Trudelle, Marie-Andrée Ulysse, Benoît Grolleau, Jacinthe Clusiau, Danielle Lévesque, Michèle de Guise
OBJECTIVES: The Quebec Trauma Care Continuum (TCC) was initiated in 1991 with the objective of providing accessible, continuous, efficient, and high quality services for all injury cases in the province. METHODS: The TCC design relied on three key components: (i) the designation of a network of acute care and rehabilitation facilities with specific mandates and responsibilities; (ii) the elaboration of transfer protocols, standing agreements, and governing structures to ensure fluid and optimal patient flow; and (iii) the close monitoring of several indicators to facilitate the continuous evaluation and improvement of the network...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578735/developments-in-value-frameworks-to-inform-the-allocation-of-healthcare-resources
#13
Wija Oortwijn, Laura Sampietro-Colom, Fay Habens
BACKGROUND: In recent years, there has been a surge in the development of frameworks to assess the value of different types of health technologies to inform healthcare resource allocation. The reasons for, and the potential of, these value frameworks were discussed during the 2017 Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Policy Forum Meeting. METHODS: This study reflects the discussion, drawing on presentations from invited experts and Policy Forum members, as well as a background paper...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578712/pharmacoeconomic-studies-in-world-health-organization-eastern-mediterranean-countries-reporting-completeness
#14
Qais Alefan, Karen Rascati
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the extent of reporting necessary information in published health economic research in World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Countries (WHO EMC). METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using PubMed and Google Scholar to identify pharmacoeconomic studies conducted in WHO EMC. The inclusion criteria for the studies were: (i) original studies, (ii) compared pharmaceutical services or drugs, (iii) conducted in WHO EMC, (iv) manuscript published in English...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578711/hospital-based-health-technology-assessment-for-the-adoption-of-innovative-medical-devices-within-french-hospitals-opportunities-and-challenges-for-industry
#15
Camille Dutot, Grégoire Mercier, Isabelle Borget, Côme de Sauvebeuf, Nicolas Martelli
OBJECTIVES: Within French university hospitals, some internal committees are in charge of conducting hospital-based health technology assessment (Hb-HTA) to support managerial decisions regarding the adoption of innovations. For manufacturers, hospitals are usually the entry point for new and innovative medical devices, which cannot be accessed without the Hb-HTA committees' approval. Thus, the main objective of this pilot survey was to explore manufacturers' insights into Hb-HTA processes...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566099/health-technology-assessment-the-scientific-career-of-a-policy-concept
#16
Cyril Benoit, Philippe Gorry
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the health technology assessment (HTA) concept in the scientific literature through a scientometric approach. METHODS: A literature search was conducted, by selecting publications, as well as news from the media, containing "health technology assessment" in their title, abstracts, or keywords. We then undertook a bibliometric and network analysis on the corpus of 2,865 publications thus obtained...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560939/a-new-health-technology-assessment-system-for-japan-simulating-the-potential-impact-on-the-price-of-simeprevir
#17
Jörg Mahlich, Isao Kamae, Bruno Rossi
OBJECTIVES: Japanese authorities have announced a plan to introduce a health technology assessment (HTA) system in 2016. This study assessed the potential impact of such a policy on the price of the antivirologic drug simeprevir. METHODS: Taking the antivirologic drug simeprevir as an example, we compared the current Japanese price with hypothetical prices that might result if a U.K. (cost-utility) or German (efficiency frontier) style HTA assessment was in place...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560938/defining-the-relevant-outcome-measures-in-medical-device-assessments-an-analysis-of-the-definition-process-in-health-technology-assessment
#18
Esther Jacobs, Sunya-Lee Antoine, Barbara Prediger, Edmund Neugebauer, Michaela Eikermann
BACKGROUND: Defining relevant outcome measures for clinical trials on medical devices (MD) is complex, as there is a large variety of potentially relevant outcomes. The chosen outcomes vary widely across clinical trials making the assessment in evidence syntheses very challenging. The objective is to provide an overview on the current common procedures of health technology assessment (HTA) institutions in defining outcome measures in MD trials. METHODS: In 2012-14, the Web pages of 126 institutions involved in HTA were searched for methodological manuals written in English or German that describe methods for the predefinition process of outcome measures...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554342/assessing-patient-s-perception-of-oral-teleconsultation
#19
Roland Petcu, Chris Kimble, Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Isabelle Bourdon, Nicolas Giraudeau
OBJECTIVES: The evaluation of telemedicine from the patient's point of view has focused on the patient pathway and patient satisfaction. However, research in this field does not provide us with the means to assess a patient's perception of the procedure if their reasoning ability is impaired. In this study, we use direct observation of a patient's behavior and mood to assess their perception of an oral teleconsultation procedure. METHODS: This study has been conducted in the context of a pilot project using an asynchronous teleconsultation to improve access to dental care for the dependent elderly, disabled people, and prisoners, some of whom may be cognitively impaired...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554337/assessing-value-budget-impact-and-affordability-in-asia
#20
Grace Hampson, Chris Henshall, Adrian Towse
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to explore definitions of value and the use of budget impact and affordability considerations in health technology assessment (HTA) in the Asia region, particularly in relation to high cost technologies. METHODS: Issues were debated by senior representatives from HTA and payer systems in Asian countries, delegates from industry, and invited experts at the 2016 meeting of the HTAi Asia Policy Forum (HAPF). A premeeting survey was used to gather data on how value is assessed and budget impact calculations are used within current processes, as well as current approaches to managing affordability...
May 30, 2017: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
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