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The Role of Budget Impact in HTAs

by Ramon Schäfer

While official HTA agencies in England (i.e, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, NICE) and Germany (i.e, the Federal Joint Committee/Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care, GBA/IQWiG) follow their official evaluation criteria consistently, our comprehensive analysis reveals that – after controlling for all significant variables – the projected budget impact of new technologies seems to have an independent effect on HTA evaluation outcomes.

The journal article can be downloaded here.