Project Aims

INTEGRATE-HTA aimed to adapt and develop concepts and methods for HTA to enable an integrated assessment of issues of complex technologies as follows:

  • Assessment of effectiveness and economic, socio-cultural, ethical, and legal issues of complex technologies
  • Assessment of patient preferences and patient-specific moderators of treatment
  • Assessment of context, setting, and implementation
  • Integrating all issues in a comprehensive patient-centred assessment
  • Closing existing methodological gaps in the assessment of complex technologies

Palliative care was used as a case study to test the methodology developed within the framework of the INTEGRATE-HTA project. Insights from the case study were subsequently used to refine the developed methodology and enhance its applicability to other complex technologies.

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Pictures of the Palliative Care Research Studies Advisory Group