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Health Technology Assessment Bodies (HTABs)

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Regional and national HTA bodies provide recommendations on medicines and other health technologies that can be financed or reimbursed by the healthcare system in a particular Member State or region. In countries where health technology assessment is in place, payers, pricing and reimbursement agencies or HTA bodies rely upon these assessments to:

  • determine reimbursement status;
  • provide information on benefits and harms of new treatments compared to available treatment options;
  • support the price negotiation process.

The assessment criteria used by HTA bodies differ between Member States, in accordance with regional and national legislation.

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D

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