Ensuring value for money in health care: The role of health technology assessment in the European Union
Corinna Sorenson is a Research Officer at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Social Policy.
Michael Drummond is Professor of Health Economics at the
Panos Kanavos is Senior Lecturer in International Health Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Merck Fellow in Pharmaceutical Economics at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science.
World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - 2008
Available online as PDF file [179p.] at: http://www.euro.who.int/document/E91271.pdf
“….This book provides a detailed review of the role of health technology assessment (HTA) in the European Union. It examines related methodological and process issues in the prioritization and financing of modern health care, and presents extensive case studies on the situation in
A number of issues are examined and there is a particular emphasis on the responsibility and membership of HTA bodies, assessment procedures and methods, the application of HTA evidence to decision-making, and the dissemination and implementation of findings. The book aims to highlight ways in which the HTA process in
The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies is a partnership between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the Governments of Belgium, Finland, Greece, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, the Veneto Region of Italy, the European Investment Bank, the Open Society Institute, the World Bank, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
1 Project overview, objectives and methods
2 Background on innovation and HTA
3 HTA and decision-making in
Appendices: Select country case studies
Appendix 2: The
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