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Organizational structure and funding of health technology assessment agencies around the world

https://doi.org/10.17749/2070-4909.2019.12.2.146-154

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Abstract

Aim: analyze the structure and funding of health technology assessment (HTA) agencies abroad.

Materials and methods. Here, we review the organizational structure and funding of HTA agencies in Europe (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, and Sweden), Canada and Australia. The relevant information was found on web-sites of HTA agencies, in the Medline database, and via the searching engines Yandex and Google; the search was conducted using the specific descriptors: «organizational structure of HTA agency», «funding of HTA agency», «pharmaceutical», «reimbursement», «healthcare decision-making», and «funding».

Results. The identified HTA-agencies may have a status of either government-funded or nonprofit organization or a structural element of a governmental body. These hTa agencies are funded mainly from the national budget. The funding varies from €550 000 for Ireland to £63.1 mln (€70 million) for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK. The number of employees in the reviewed HTA agencies varies from 6.8 full time employees (FTE) in the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in Ireland to 604 FTEs in the NICE.

About the Authors

G. R. Khachatryan
Research Institute of Finance, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation; Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Georgii R. Khachatryan - Head of the Department of Methodological Support of Comprehensive Health Technology Assessment CHQAC; Junior Researcher at the Center for Healthcare Funding, FRI.

3-2 Nastasyinsky pereulok, Moscow 127006; 10-5 Khokhlovskii pereulok, Moscow 109028



V. V. Omelyanovskiy
Research Institute of Finance, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation; Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Federal State Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education
Russian Federation

Vitaly V. Omelyanovskiy - MD, PhD, Professor, Head of the Healthcare Finance Center FRI, Researcher ID: P-6911-2018; Scopus Author ID: 6507287753.

3-2 Nastasyinsky pereulok, Moscow 127006; 82 Vernadskogo prospect, Moscow 119571



L. S. Melnikova
Research Institute of Finance, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation; Center for Healthcare Quality Assessment and Control of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Lyubov S. Melnikova - MD, PhD, Leading Researcher FRI.

3-2 Nastasyinsky pereulok, Moscow 127006; 10-5 Khokhlovskii pereulok, Moscow 109028



S. S. Ratushnyak
Research Institute of Finance, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Svetlana S. Ratushnyak- Leading Specialist at the Department of Methodological Support of Comprehensive HTA, CHQAC.

3-2 Nastasyinsky pereulok, Moscow 127006



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Khachatryan G.R., Omelyanovskiy V.V., Melnikova L.S., Ratushnyak S.S. Organizational structure and funding of health technology assessment agencies around the world. FARMAKOEKONOMIKA. Modern Pharmacoeconomic and Pharmacoepidemiology. 2019;12(2):146-154. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.17749/2070-4909.2019.12.2.146-154

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