An Approach for Quantification of Patient Advocacy Group Input in the HTA Process
2013 Value in health
Hicks, N. | Toumi, M. |
Patient input in HTA pathways by the appropriate disease Patient Advocacy Group (PAG) uses principally humanistic and social studies as an evidence base followed by critical evaluation against traditional CEA (Cost Effective Analysis) via a scientific process. Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in HTA is associated with a low evidence base potentially limiting its value. Research presented at ISPOR 2012 by the same authors concluded a need to improve and standardize PAG input integration in HTA decision making.