Ensuring value for money in health care



This book provides a detailed review of the role of health technology assessment (HTA) in the European Union. It examines related methodological and process issues in the prioritization and financing of modern health care, and presents extensive case studies on the situation in Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

A number of issues are examined and there is a particular emphasis on the responsibility and membership of HTA bodies, assessment procedures and methods, the application of HTA evidence to decision-making, and the dissemination and implementation of findings. The book aims to highlight ways in which the HTA process in Europe could be improved by examining key challenges and identifying potential opportunities to support value and innovation in health care.

The authors

Corinna Sorenson is a Research Officer at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Social Policy.

Michael Drummond is Professor of Health Economics at the University of York, Centre for Health Economics.

Panos Kanavos is Senior Lecturer in International Health Policy in the Department of Social Policy and Merck Fellow in Pharmaceutical Economics at LSE Health, London School of Economics and Political Science.