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.


Pictures of the Palliative Care Research Studies Advisory Group