Four main factors are considered to answer these questions: whether the technology works, for whom, at what cost, and how it compares with the alternatives.


Our experience

We have been involved in the conduct of over 100 HTAs for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK and dozens more for commissioners such as the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in Germany, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in Switzerland, or the Dutch National Health Care Institute.

These have covered a wide range of healthcare areas and have informed decision making in the UK, EU, and elsewhere (see publications). We are UK leaders in producing HTAs of diagnostic technologies, having completed 16 diagnostic appraisals for NICE, all of which were published in peer review journals.

Informing healthcare decisions