HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT – IS IT THE WAY TO SEARCH FOR COST – EFFECTIVE MEDICINES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE?

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Title: HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT – IS IT THE WAY TO SEARCH FOR COST – EFFECTIVE MEDICINES IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE?
Issue: Vol. 4, No 1a, 2011
Published date: 20-07-2011 (print) / 20-07-2011 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Marcin Czech
Keywords: Health Technology Assessment, HTA, Pharmacoeconomics, Central and Eastern Europe, Evidence – Based Medicine
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2011/4-1a/8
DOAJ: https://doaj.org/article/9d70f2da02a94f1b8135e10ecb0734cc
Language: English
Pages: 119-129 (11)
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?145,en_managing-public-healthcare-units-in-poland-%E2%80%93-research-findings
File http://www.economics-sociology.eu/files/11_Czech_7.pdf
Abstract

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multidisciplinary process that summarizes information about medical, social, economic and ethical issues related to the use of a health technology in a systematic, transparent, unbiased, robust manner. HTA constitutes an integral part of a decision making process covering, among others, pricing and reimbursement of drugs and medical devices in Central and Eastern Europe. In this review I describe the main definitions and elements of HTA placed in a context of healthcare systems’ reforms with a special emphasis on budget control tools in the Region. I also give information on some model solutions, brief history, main limitations, challenges and conditions of further development of the domain, together with some discussion from the pharmaceutical industry’s perspective.