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Advancing and strengthening the methodological tools and practices relating to the application and implementation of Health Technology Assessment (HTA)

Objective

"The use of HTA has increased recently in Europe and more widely (e.g. Americas) to enable evidence-based coverage decisions and improve efficiency in resource allocation.
HTA has often resulted in different coverage decisions across settings despite the same evidence being used for this purpose. This may reflect in part societal preferences about value, priorities or risk perceptions, suggesting a significant need for methodological improvements and extensions.
The fundamental objective of ADVANCE_HTA is to contribute to advancements in the methods for HTA in European and other settings by involving the wider stakeholder community in areas actively and heavily debated given their implications for decision-making and resource allocation, as follows:
• First, the issue around value for money and the different approaches surrounding current thresholds for resource allocation;
• Second, the concept of value assessment, and the factors that need to be considered beyond cost effectiveness, such as disease severity;
• Third, to improve the quality of the evidence required for and the methods associated with the assessment of rare diseases;
• Fourth, to advance the debate in the elicitation of preferences by deriving these in more realistic settings within the patient community in the wider EU;
• Fifth, to advance the debate on the suitability of current HTA tools across different categories of medical devices (e.g. diagnostics); and
• Sixth, to improve the implementation and capacity building of HTA including outside Europe, where HTA is considered explicitly in decision-making.
ADVANCE_HTA aims to broaden the spectrum, complement and address areas of intense methodological debate in the application, use and implementation of HTA. It also aims to improve HTA methods, which can be taken further by competent authorities nationally whilst supplementing the work of supra-national bodies (e.g. EUnetHTA) towards a common understanding of choices in health care decision-making."

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 825 355,95
Administrative Contact
Milena Vasileva (Ms.)

Participants (12)

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 233 640
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Alexander Cairns (Prof.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 198 000
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Maria Martoccia (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 760
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Llanos Carrion Varela (Ms.)
INSTITUT ZA EKONOMSKA RAZISKOVANJA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 192 960
Address
Kardeljeva Ploscad 17
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boris Majcen (Dr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 422 080
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Mrs.)
ESCUELA ANDALUZA DE SALUD PUBLICA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 282 094,20
Address
Cuesta Del Observatorio Campus Universitario De Cartuja 4
18011 Granada
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Cuellar Hurtado (Mr.)
PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION
United States
EU contribution
€ 175 947,20
Address
23Rd Street Nw 525
20037 Washington Dc
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Stein (Mr.)
THE EUROPEAN BRAIN COUNCIL AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 98 760
Address
Rue D Egmont 11
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alastair Benbow (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS XII VAL DE MARNE
France
EU contribution
€ 77 120
Address
Avenue Du General De Gaulle 61
94010 Creteil
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Durand-Zaleski (Prof.)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 617,25
Address
Level 1A City Tower Piccadilly Plaza
M1 4BT Manchester
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kalipso Chalkidou (Dr.)
AGENCJA OCENY TECHNOLOGII MEDYCZNYCH I TARYFIKACJI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 56 160,40
Address
Przeskok 2
00-032 Warszawa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Zawada (Ms.)
TANDVARDS-OCH LAKEMEDELSFORMANSVERKET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 29 310
Address
Fleminggatan 7
10422 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Douglas Lundin (Dr.)