Ludwig Boltzmann Institut Health Technology Assessment (LBI-HTA)

Alternate name: 
Ludwig Boltzmann Institut Health Technology Assessment (LBI-HTA)
Country: 
Austria
World area: 
Europe
The LBI-HTA regards itself as an independent entity for scientific decision-making support in the health sector. We provide the scientific basis for decisions in favour of an efficient and appropriate use of resources. In this process, we adopt a broad socially-relevant view of medical interventions. We are committed to a qualitative concept of progress. We see ourselves as an innovative and creative interdisciplinary think tank that has also included the further development of HTA methodology within its objectives. We attach importance to the traceability of our results: systematic work and the disclosure of our methods make our results open to scrutiny. We work at a distance to interest groups, and refuse to fall within their influence, be they fund providers or market suppliers. Intensive international networking allows us to avoid redundancies and to remain at the leading edge of knowledge.
References on the country: 

Web Article

Austria - GHO Country statistics. Vol 2014. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO); 2013. Abstract
Austria - OECD Countries. Vol 2014. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); 2014. Abstract

Book

Hofmarcher MM, Rack HM. Austria: Health system review. Vol 8 (3). Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2006.

Journal Article

Wild C. Health technology assessment in Austria. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2000;16(2):303-24. Abstract