Work Packages

Work package 1 – Management of the work
Work package 2 – External communication and dissemination and interaction with pertinent initiatives and institutions
Work package 3 – Develop methods to assess effectiveness, economic, ethical, socio-cultural, and legal issues
Work package 4 – Develop methods to identify moderators of effects and preferences related to individual patients
Work package 5 РDevelop methods to include context, setting, and implementation in the assessment of complex technologies

Work package 6 – Develop a method for integrating the different issues

Despite considerable achievements in recent years, contemporary HTA methodology is still not adequately equipped to assess highly complex technologies. Methodology gaps exist with regard to the integration of socio-cultural, ethical, legal and context-related issues as well as patient perspectives in HTAs. WP6 aims to close these gaps, by developing frameworks and concepts that make possible an integrated assessment of all relevant issues, in order to achieve a, patient-centered comprehensive assessment of complex technologies. This involves the following major aspects that build on one another:

  • Developing a framework and methods for integrating different issues, context and patient perspectives,
  • Accompanying, documenting and critically evaluating the overall process of INTEGRATE-HTA in order to produce a methodological guidance for the integrated assessment of complex technologies.

Lead partner: University of Bremen

Work package 7 – Case Study: A patient-centered, comprehensive, and integrated HTA on specialist palliative care
Work package 8 – Applicability and relevance of the products for broader application