PRE-CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2017 (12:30 - 17:00)
Health technology assessments: Systematic review including economic, social and ethical analyses
Organised by Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU)
Health technology assessment (HTA) is a comprehensive review of new and established methods within health and medicine. The assessments seek to include all aspects of interest to decision-makers: effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, social and organizational implications as well as ethical considerations.
The pre-conference will describe in detail the methods and tools employed by the Swedish HTA agency SBU, including some interactivity discussions with participants. The different parts of the review process are presented:
- Literature search. Systematic literature searching, PICO (population, intervention, control, outcome), search strategy and documentation.
- Study quality assessment. Description of the SBU quality assessment checklists according to study design, and the GRADE evidence grading.
- Health economics. Description of overall aim of economic aspects in SBU work, search strategies including databases, and SBU quality assessment checklists according to economic evaluation design
- Ethical, social and organizational implications. Description of overall aim of other aspects of interest to decision-maker in SBU work, and demonstration of the SBU ethical checklist
- Reporting. Tools used, format of summary quality assessment and evidence tables, and communication channels
The presentations are around 30 minutes each, with topic expert presenters from SBU:
- Maja Kärrman Fredriksson, information specialist
- Anna Christensson, project leader
- Göran Bertilson, project leader
- Pia Johansson, health economist
- Emelie Heintz, health economist
Moderator: Pia Johansson
The registration fee is € 20 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.