The Emerging Social Science Literature on Health Technology Assessment: A Narrative Review.
Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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Löblová, O., Trayanov, T., Csanádi, M., & Ozierański, P. (2020). The Emerging Social Science Literature on Health Technology Assessment: A Narrative Review.. Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, 23 (1), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2019.07.016
Objectives: To provide an overview of existing social scientific literature on health technology assessment (HTA), with a focus on sociology and political science and their subfields. Methods: Narrative review of key pieces in English. Results: Three broad themes recur in the emerging social scientific literature on HTA: the drivers of the establishment and concrete institutional designs of HTA bodies; the effects of institutionalized HTA on pricing and reimbursement systems and the broader society; and the social and political influences on HTA decisions. Conclusions: Social scientists bring a focus on institutions and social actors involved in HTA, using primarily small-N research designs and qualitative methods. They provide valuable critical perspectives on HTA, at times challenging its otherwise unquestioned assumptions. However, they often leave aside questions important to the HTA practitioner community, including the role of culture and values. Closer collaboration could be beneficial to tackle new relevant questions pertaining to HTA.
Humans, Social Values, Choice Behavior, Social Sciences, Health Care Rationing, Politics, Health Policy, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Health Care Costs, Policy Making, Technology Assessment, Biomedical, Clinical Decision-Making
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2019.07.016
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