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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.
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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)

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STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 428 060

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 365 660

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 676 684,40

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 371 560

ECORYS NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 169 007,20

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 312 860

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 306141

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 893 929,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 975 291,60

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany