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Ensuring value for money in health care : the role of health technology assessment in the European Union / Corinna Sorenson; Michael Drummond; Panos Kanavos.

Sorenson, Corinna.
[2008], ©2008
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"This book provides a detailed review of the role of health technology assessment (HTA) in the European Union. It examines related methodological and process issues in the prioritization and financing of modern health care, and presents extensive case studies on the situation in Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom." "A number of issues are examined and there is a particular emphasis on the responsibility and membership of HTA bodies, assessment procedures and methods, the application of HTA evidence to decision-making, and the dissemination and implementation of findings. The book aims to highlight ways in which the HTA process in Europe could be improved by examining key challenges and identifying potential opportunities to support value and innovation in health care."--BOOK JACKET.


Copenhagen : World Health Organization on behalf of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, [2008], ©2008.

Physical description

xv, 156 pages ; 24 cm.


1. Project overview, objectives and methods -- 2. Background on innovation and HTA -- 3. HTA and decision-making in Europe -- 4. Conclusions -- Appendices: Select country case studies -- Appendix 1. Sweden -- Appendix 2. Netherlands -- Appendix 3. Finland -- Appendix 4. France -- Appendix 5. Germany -- Appendix 6. United Kingdom.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-156).


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