OHE at the 2019 Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) Annual Meeting

Meet some of the OHE team at the Health Technology Assessment International (HTAi) 2019 annual meeting in Cologne, 15-19 June.

The 2019 HTAi annual meeting will take place from 15th to 19th June in Cologne, Germany, with the theme HTA Beyond 2020: Ready For The New Decade? Adrian Towse, Lotte Steuten, Margherita Neri, and Mikel Berdud will be attending to present work from some of OHE’s projects.

OS02: Evaluating public health interventions: a neglected area in HTA field

Public health interventions are important for ensuring sustainable healthcare infrastructures, but represent a neglected area in HTA due to various methodological issues and complex design that frequently goes beyond clinically oriented interventions. This presentation will include the results of a cross-sectional survey that aimed to provide a global mapping of HTA initiatives related to the assessment of public health technologies, co-authored by Grace Hampson.

PS32: Adapting HTA and procurement to tackle antimicrobial resistance

There is growing recognition that HTA and contracting systems for antimicrobials need to be adapted to help fight the threat of antimicrobial resistance, but there is little agreement on how. This poster, co-authored by Adrian, Margherita, Grace, and OHE Visiting Fellow Chris Henshall, reports findings from a literature review, expert interviews, and face-to-face discussions at a forum.

PS32: Value-based policies to support innovations in precision medicine

This policy paper, co-authored by Adrian, proposes principles to support dynamic efficiency in the development, adoption, and use of personalised and precision medicine. These principles define the need for a broader concept of value; flexible, value-based, indication-specific pricing of complementary diagnostic tests and medicines; ongoing real-world evidence generation; and appropriate methods to divide and reward value among complementary diagnostic tests and medicines.

OS19: Aligning value in regulatory and health technology assessments

The recent proliferation of value assessment frameworks with a range of approaches and methods has confused many potential users. This policy analysis, co-authored by Adrian, explores their differences and similarities. Four key decision contexts—regulatory benefit-risk analysis, coverage and reimbursement, treatment guidelines and clinical pathways, and clinical shared decision-making—can be aligned by using the quality-adjusted life year as the central value element.

PS39: Quantifying the life-cycle value of innovative medicines: the case of risperidone and second-generation antipsychotics

This work, led by Mikel, quantifies the value added by risperidone (second-generation antipsychotic) versus haloperidol (first-generation antipsychotic) along its life-cycle. The authors estimate the consumer and producer surplus, the net monetary benefit and the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio, per year and aggregated (1994-2017). Results suggest that market access decisions at launch should consider the value added by innovative medicines over their entire life-cycle.

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