Health Technology Assessment

A new OHE Research Paper considers whether we can compare and aggregate patient-reported outcome (PRO) data between people and settings. The paper is authored by Nancy Devlin (University of Melbourne), Paula Lorgelly (King’s College London) and Mike Herdman (OHE).

The measurement of quality of life in the context of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is challenging. This is because the disease is experienced by children and is rare, which makes data collection difficult. Our...

Estimating a cost-effectiveness threshold reflecting the opportunity cost of adopting a new technology in a health system is not easy. A new OHE report provides empirical evidence on the relationship between health outcomes and health expenditures in England. Results suggest that setting a cost-effectiveness criterion for NICE may not be capable of being synthesised using scientific methods alone, but involve political judgements.

The Japanese government has recently announced new plans to implement HTA from April 2019. The ISPOR HTA Task Force published ‘Good Practices in HTA’ in January 2019. The Japanese proposals do not meet them.

Innovation is a critical tool in the global fight against tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that primarily affects the poor and vulnerable and ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the world. The Center for Global Development and the Office of Health Economics are proposing a new innovation model to bring better TB drugs to market. We call it the “Market-Driven, Value-Based Advance Commitment,” or MVAC for short.

OHE’s Koonal Shah gave a presentation on societal values and the provision of end of life treatments at a Manchester Centre for Health Economics seminar.

OHE has submitted a response to the public consultation on updating the principles that guide the development of NICE guidance and standards.

Just published is a new OHE Consulting Report that explores society’s preferences across curative and non-curative therapies and large and small health gains.

A new OHE-authored paper on the relationship between age and health-related quality of life has been published in Quality of Life Research.

Two articles, published in the Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research, explore the use of real-world evidence for coverage and formulary decisions.

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