HTA and Decision Making in Asia: How can the available resources be used most effectively to deliver high quality HTA that can be used by health system decision makers?

Towse, A. and Henshall, C.

Briefing
April 2017

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The HTAi Asia Policy Forum meeting 2013 was held in Seoul, 13th -14th June 2013. This was the first of several annual meetings of the HTAi Asia Policy Forum. The topic of the meeting was: How can the available resources be used most effectively to deliver high quality HTA that can be used by health system decision makers?

This report represents the background paper for the meeting, as developed by OHE. The report begins by looking at the increasing interest in the use of HTA, how HTA has evolved, where HTA has got to in Asia.

  • The report then seeks to address the follow questions:What information do decision makers need?
  • How can HTA best meet these information needs?
  • How can HTA and decision making best be linked?

The report also includes short appendices which provide an overview of the use of HTA in each of the health systems represented at the meeting: China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

The background papers from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 meeting are also available.