Health technology assessment and health care in the European Union.

TitleHealth technology assessment and health care in the European Union.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsBanta D, Oortwijn W
JournalInternational journal of technology assessment in health care
Date Published2000 Spring
KeywordsDelivery of health Care; European Union; Interinstitutional Relations; Technology Assessment, Biomedical
AbstractThe papers on the 16 European countries presented in this issue show their great diversity of health systems. Health technology assessment (HTA) has been institutionalized in a number of members of the European Union and has a growing impact on health policy. A remaining challenge is to see HTA visible and useful at the European level, which requires more active coordination of national and regional activities. A network of HTA programs and researchers has been established. The HTA-Europe Steering Committee has suggested a number of actions by the European Commission to promote further coordination. The most important conclusion of the HTA-Europe report is that a permanent coordinating structure is needed at the European level.
Alternate JournalInt J Technol Assess Health Care