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Health Technology Assessment of the medical devices: a case study from the Czech Republic



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy : the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords health technology assessment; health care costs; medical devices
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Description Health technology assessment (HTA) has become the systematic evaluation of the properties and effects of health technology that inform decision-makers. The implementation and expansion of HTA can contribute to slowing down burgeoning health care costs. In the Czech Republic, elements of HTA are quite a standardly used in pharmacoeconomics, but the questions arise on the use of HTA of medical devices. The theoretical framework developed is followed by a case study of the Czech Republic to assess whether the use of HTA of medical devices in the Czech Republic is applied. This study uses publicly available resources, mainly public health acts and public notices related to HTA. We examined the institutionalization of HTA for medical devices in the Czech Republic and compared Czech's principals of medical devices reimbursement to the HTA Core model. It was found that HTA process used for medical devices is very limited in the Czech Republic. Our data show that HTA was officially established, but in reality, the medical devices have not been assessed in accordance with HTA principles.
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