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Journal de Pharmacie Clinique


Hospital-based health technology assessment: models and examples with medical devices Volume 36, issue 2, Juin 2017

Groupe de recherche et d’accueil en droit et économie de santé (Grades), Université Paris-Sud, Faculté de pharmacie, Châtenay-Malabry, France ; Service de pharmacie,Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, AP-HP, Paris, France
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  • Key words: evaluation, health technology, medical device
  • DOI : 10.1684/jpc.2017.0357
  • Page(s) : 97-103
  • Published in: 2017

Health technology assessment (HTA) is largely used to manage the introduction and diffusion of new health technologies. To help hospital decision-makers, several approaches of hospital-based HTA (HB-HTA) have emerged worldwide. The aim of this article was to present the different models of HB-HTA. Four models have been conceptualized: “ambassador” model, “mini-HTA” model, “internal committee” and “HTA unit”. However, these models are not mutually exclusive and can be combined within hospitals. HB-HTA activities have to be promoted in France. We think that hospital pharmacists have an essential role to play in the diffusion of the HB-HTA development.