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HTA in the United Kingdom

  • John Gabbay (a1)

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I was dismayed to find that the article on HTA in the United Kingdom in the recent Special Issus of IJTAHC on the History of HTA (1) makes so little mention of the main component of HTA in England and Wales, namely the NHS HTA Programme. That seems a puzzling oversight for a program that, since its inception in 1993, has spent 138 million GBP on commissioning nearly 850 in-depth HTA studies, sifted and prioritized from some 15,000 suggestions drawn from all quarters of UK health service, policy, and research worlds. From these, it has published nearly 500 full-length HTA monographs (with over 125 more currently in editorial review) in the series Health Technology Assessment, which has attracted over 15 million downloads as well as being distributed in hard copy to just over 128,000 recipients. Around 120 of these monographs resulted from research commissioned explicitly to advance the methodology of HTA—a contribution that is unique among the world's HTA agencies. This stream of HTA publications, which has also spawned countless summaries, local adaptations, translations, academic papers, and other spinoffs, has had an acknowledged impact throughout the world of HTA.

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1. Drummond, M, Banta, D. Health technology assessment in the United Kingdom. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2009;25 (Suppl 1):178181.

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