A different animal? Identifying the features of health technology assessment for developers of medical technologies

Bouttell, J. , Briggs, A. and Hawkins, N. (2020) A different animal? Identifying the features of health technology assessment for developers of medical technologies. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, (doi: 10.1017/S0266462320000380) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

Health technology assessment (HTA) conducted to inform developers of health technologies (development-focused HTA, DF-HTA) has a number of distinct features when compared to HTA conducted to inform usage decisions (use-focused HTA). To conduct effective DF-HTA, it is important that analysts are aware of its distinct features as analyses are often not published. We set out a framework of ten features, drawn from the literature and our own experience: a target audience of developers and investors; an underlying user objective to maximize return on investment; a broad range of decisions to inform; wide decision space; reduced evidence available; earlier timing of analysis; fluid business model; constrained resources for analysis; a positive stance of analysis; and a “consumer”-specific burden of proof. This paper presents a framework of ten features of DF-HTA intended to initiate debate as well as provide an introduction for analysts unfamiliar with the field.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hawkins, Professor Neil and Bouttell, Mrs Janet and Briggs, Professor Andrew
Authors: Bouttell, J., Briggs, A., and Hawkins, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0266-4623
ISSN (Online):1471-6348
Published Online:24 June 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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