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Updates to the HTA Review Research and analysis papers collection: Draft HTA expert paper published - 30 October 2023

Page last updated: 30 October 2023

The draft paper International Health Technology Market Approval, Funding and Assessment Pathways developed to support the deliberations of the HTA Review Reference Committee, has been published on the HTA Review Research and Analysis papers webpage.

This paper has been prepared by Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA) for the Department of Health and Aged Care to support the HTA Review. It examines the pathways, processes and steps used in HTA internationally. Market approval, funding, and assessment pathways (and whether they are aligned) are considered, along with equity considerations for specific type of technologies, the benefits, risks and limitations of different HTA approaches and the applicability of these processes to the Australian context. The aim of the paper being to identify pathways with features that may be suitable to introduce in Australia; including pathways that are transparent, address high unmet clinical need, consider equity and the equitable distribution of resources, promote patient and consumer engagement and timely access to medicines.

The HTA Policy and Methods Review is informed by papers analysing contemporary research, relevant methodologies and purchasing practices used by comparable international jurisdictions, and applicability to the Australian context.

If you have any questions relating to the HTA Review, please email HTAReviewConsult@health.gov.au.