INTEGRATE-HTA Project Update

The final products (guidances) from the INTEGRATE-HTA project are now available on the project website: www.integrate-hta.eu

The INTEGRATE-HTA project developed concepts and methods that enable a patient-centred, comprehensive, and integrated assessment of complex health technologies which were applied in a palliative care case study. This include the following guidances:

  • Assessing effectiveness, economic, ethical, socio-cultural and legal aspects in complex health technologies;
  • Guidance on moderators, predictors and patient preferences for treatment outcomes, and their integration;
  • Assessment of context and implementation in systematic reviews and HTAs of complex interventions;
  • Use of logic models in systematic reviews and HTAs of complex interventions;
  • Guidance on choosing qualitative evidence synthesis methods for use in health technology assessments of complex interventions;
  • Integrated assessment of complex health technologies – The INTEGRATE-HTA model;

and a case study report:

  • Integrated assessment of home based palliative care with and without reinforced caregiver support: ‘A Demonstration HTA’.

On behalf of the INTEGRATE-HTA project team,
Wija Oortwijn and Gert Jan van der Wilt (co-chairs HTAi-INAHTA Interest Group on Ethical Issues in HTA)