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Integrated health technology assessment for evaluating complex technologies

Objective

The rise of complex, chronic diseases in an ageing European population led to the development of increasingly complex technologies. Current HTA is not well equipped to assess complex technologies due to a lack of attention to the diversity in patient characteristics and patient preferences, the limited consideration of context and implementation issues, and missing strategies to integrate all these aspects into a comprehensive assessment.
We shall develop concepts and methods for HTA to enable a patient-centered, integrated assessment of the effectiveness, and the economic, social, cultural and ethical issues of complex technologies that takes context and implementation into account. We shall use palliative care for our case study as it is of extremely high relevance and it is an excellent example for a highly complex technology.
More specifically, we shall adapt and develop methods and concepts
- to assess the effectiveness and economic, social, cultural, and ethical issues of complex technologies,
- to elicit patient preferences and patient-specific moderators of treatment
- to include context, setting, and implementation
- and, finally, to integrate these issues into a patient-centered, comprehensive assessment of complex technologies.
Concepts and methods will be tested through assessing the complex technology “Specialist palliative care”. Revised guidance will be issued for comment to all relevant stakeholders.
All partners of the consortium have an outstanding track record in the development of HTA methodology and are actively involved in major international initiatives in the field. The project will complement the work of similar initiatives and projects on HTA development, especially EUNetHTA/EUNetHTA JA and inform HTA agencies in all European countries. By focusing on an integrated assessment, we shall also match the need of policy-makers who prefer this to dealing with scattered information on innovative and complex technologies.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 651 460
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr.)

Participants (6)

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 428 060
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maarten Van Langen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 365 660
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Knut Tore Stokke (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 676 684,40
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 371 560
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Annette Rehfuess (Dr.)
ECORYS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 169 007,20
Address
Watermanweg 44
3067 GG Rotterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rene Mooren (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 312 860
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Filippo Leone (Mr.)