Swiss Network for Health Technology Assessment (SNHTA)

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Swiss Network for Health Technology Assessment (SNHTA)
Country: 
Switzerland
World area: 
Europe
The Swiss Network for Health Technology Assessment / SNHTA was founded in 1999 under the legal form of an association. In times of Public Administration's budget restrictions, the government is obliged to obtain better value for the money invested. This fact led to the idea to create a Swiss Network. By assignment of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, the Centre for Technology Assessment at the SSTC and MTU of SFOPH provided the preparatory work and so the foundation of the Swiss Network for Health Technology Assessment / SNHTA took place in June 1999. All government agencies, all University Institutes, several University Hospitals dealing with Technology Assessment and the Swiss Medical Association are SNHTA-members. A first Cantonal Health Office - of Ticino - has become a member as well. Further Cantonal authorities and other institutions / organizations / bodies dealing with HTA are welcome to join the Network provided that they meet the requirements as stated in the By-Laws.
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Switzerland - GHO Country statistics. Vol 2014. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO); 2014. Abstract
Switzerland - OECD Countries. Vol 2014. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); 2014. Abstract

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