PUBLIC COMMENT: DEVELOPING GOOD–PRACTICE RECOMMENDATIONS, RESEARCH AND TRAINING PRIORITIES TO ASSIST RESEARCHERS IN DEVELOPING MORE PATIENT-CENTERED VALUE/HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENTS (V/HTA)
The National Health Council (NHC), in partnership with the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Tufts Medical Center, is excited to invite you to contribute to developing good–practice recommendations, research and training priorities to assist researchers in developing more patient-centered value/health technology assessments (V/HTA). The project is part of a collaboration including two Value Assessment Centers of Excellence: the Patient-Driven Values in Healthcare Evaluation (PAVE) and Tufts Center for Enhanced Value Assessment (CEVA).
Purpose of Study
The purpose of the study is to derive a set of methods recommendations, patient-centered data elements, and research and training priorities related to patient-centered V/HTA. Patient-centered V/HTA exists when patients are engaged, heard, understood, and respected throughout the entire V/HTA process, and their input is incorporated and guides decision-making. A V/HTA can be considered patient-centered when individual patients sit down with a final V/HTA report and believe it reflects the multi-dimensionality of their experiences, the burden of disease, and recognizes the different ways a disease manifests.
Purpose of Comment Period
As a valued member of the National Health Council, we kindly ask that you provide feedback on the draft recommendations before they move onto the next phase of our study, an eDelphi survey. Please feel free to submit suggestions related to the language or content within the draft recommendations by November 18th, 2022.
Please find the draft recommendations here.