The HTA Core Model: A novel method for producing and reporting health technology assessments

Autorid: Lampe K , Mäkelä M , Garrido MV , Anttila H , Autti-Rämö I , Hicks JN , Hofmann B , Koivisto J , Kunz R , Kärki P , Malmivaara A , Meiesaar K , Reiman-Möttönen P , Norderhaug I , Pasternack I , Ruano-Ravina A , Räsänen P , Saalasti-Koskinen U , Saarni IS , Walin L , Kristensen FB
Väljaandja/tellija: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Märksõnad: tehnoloogiad, metoodika
Välja antud: 2009
Tüüp: Teaduslik artikkel/kogumik
Viide: Lampe K, Mäkelä M, Garrido MV, et al. The HTA Core Model: A novel method for producing and reporting health technology assessments. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 2009;25:9-20.
Alamvaldkonnad:Teooria ja metoodika
Kirjeldus: Objectives: The aim of this study was to develop and test a generic framework to enable
international collaboration for producing and sharing results of health technology
assessments (HTAs).

Methods: Ten international teams constructed the HTA Core Model, dividing information
contained in a comprehensive HTA into standardized pieces, the assessment elements.
Each element contains a generic issue that is translated into practical research questions
while performing an assessment. Elements were described in detail in element cards. Two
pilot assessments, designated as Core HTAs were also produced. The Model and Core
HTAs were both validated. Guidance on the use of the HTA Core Model was compiled into
a Handbook.

Results: The HTA Core Model considers health technologies through nine domains. Two
applications of the Model were developed, one for medical and surgical interventions and
another for diagnostic technologies. Two Core HTAs were produced in parallel with
developing the model, providing the first real-life testing of the Model and input for further
development. The results of formal validation and public feedback were primarily positive.
Development needs were also identified and considered. An online Handbook is available.

Conclusions: The HTA Core Model is a novel approach to HTA. It enables effective
international production and sharing of HTA results in a structured format. The face
validity of the Model was confirmed during the project, but further testing and refining are
needed to ensure optimal usefulness and user-friendliness. Core HTAs are intended to
serve as a basis for local HTA reports. Core HTAs do not contain recommendations on
technology use.