HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

EUNetHTA view on methodological issues requiring research

An open letter to the European Commission asking for further funding to be directed at HTA has been published by EUNetHTA.  Within it, a number of methodological issues are identified that “are of high importance and require further research to develop successful solutions to these challenges.”
  • Alignment of HTA use at different levels
  • The importance of additional patient data collection for HTA
  • Synergy between HTA and clinical guideline development as incentives for appropriate use of healthcare
  • Research into organisation of care and systems research
  • Specific attention to advanced innovative medical devices and other advanced technologies
  • Transferability of cost-effectiveness data
  • Research methodologies to better capture patient perceptions and preferences
Complete nonsense?  Discuss.