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OHE’s Koonal Shah gave a presentation on the evidence of societal support for an end of life premium at the Pharmaccess Leaders Forum in Milan on 5th May.

The fourth annual meeting of the HTAi Asia Policy Forum was held in November 2016. OHE produced Background Briefing Papers for each of these four meetings covering a variety of topics relevant to the development of HTA in Asia, all of which are now available. This post contains a summary of each report.

Towse, A. and Henshall, C.

Briefing
April 2017

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.

Barnsley, P., Hampson, G., Towse, A. and Henshall, C.

Briefing
April 2017

The second HTAi Asia Policy Forum meeting (2014) was held in Manilla, 10th -11th June 2014. The topic of the meeting was: Transferability of HTA. This report represents the background paper for the meeting, as developed by OHE.

Hampson, G., Towse, A. and Henshall, C.

Briefing
April 2017

The 2015 meeting of the HTAi Asia Policy Forum meeting was held in Singapore, 29th -30th October 2015. The topic of the meeting was: How can HTA meet the needs of health system and government decision makers? This report represents the background paper for the meeting, as developed by OHE.

Hampson, G., Towse, A. and Henshall, C.

Briefing
April 2017

The 2016 meeting of the HTAi Asia Policy Forum meeting was held in Kuala Lumpur, 17th -18th November 2016. The topic of the meeting was: Assessing Value, Budget Impact and Affordability to Inform Discussions on Access and Reimbursement: Principles and Practice, with Special Reference to High Cost Technologies. This report represents the background paper for the meeting, as developed by OHE.

The paper begins with a discussion of how value can be defined, measured and factored into decisions on access and coverage.

A new OHE Research Paper entitled “Age and Utilities: Issues for HTA” is available to download.

Cubi-Molla, P., Shah, K.K., Garside, J., Herdman, M. and Devlin, N.

Research Paper
April 2017

Several studies have found differences in health state values by age. We investigate whether and how age affects respondents’ Time Trade-Off (TTO) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) valuations of hypothetical EQ-5D health states using data from the 1993 MVH UK valuation study. 

OHE’s Yan Feng, Mike Herdman, David Parkin and Nancy Devlin have a new paper in Quality of Life Research to exploring whether patients’ self-reported pain can be compared and aggregated in multi-country studies

OHE’s Nancy Devlin, Yan Feng, Mike Herdman and Koonal Shah all contributed to the EuroQol Academy Meeting 2017.

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