Lead partner

Type of activity

Core research objectives

  1. To identify the use of and capacity for HTA in emerging settings (Eastern Europe, Region of the Americas) including decision making bodies, other stakeholders (universities, private companies, etc.). This includes the identification of HTA mechanisms and techniques that apply in different emerging countries/regions
  2. To encourage the use HTA for decision making through the development of formal guidelines for HTA methodologies in the context of Emerging Countries (South-) Eastern Europe, Region of the Americas, etc.) that make more transparent the use of these tools
  3. To enable and facilitate an effective exchange of economic evaluations and evidence, reducing duplication of effort, between countries in Eastern Europe/Latin America and EU countries that have strong HTA tradition

During the first two years of the project, WP6 has completed the following tasks:

  • Design and implementation of two mapping surveys gathering information on the use of HTA (decision making process) and HTA capacity in Central and Eastern Europe and in Latin America and the Caribbean’s
  • Development of three case studies studying the practical use of HTA for medicine, medical devices and vaccines in these emerging countries. The case studies have been designed using two “mature” agencies (NICE and CADTH) as benchmarks

During third and final year of the project, WP6 completed the following tasks:

  • a more detailed analysis of selected reports from the collected HTA report sample to further map methodological approaches and highlight challenges identified
  • interviews with a targeted sample of institutions involved in HTA in Europe to supplement and elaborate on existing findings with a view of providing policy-oriented insights on best practice

Summary of conclusions
HTA and decision-making in the Region of the Americas

HTA in Emerging Settings — Mapping Exercise and Toolbox

Principal Investigator: Dr Jaime Espin

Full title Advancing and strengthening the methodological tools and policies relating to the application and implementation of Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
Project number 305983
CoordinationLSE Health
Consortium 13 partners

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 under grant agreement No. 305983.