[Impact from HTA-research for the Austrian health care system. Part 2: Results of the empirical survey]

Schumacher I, Zechmeister I
Record ID 32011000465
Authors' objectives:

In Austria, HTA research has been established in the 1990s. The aim of HTA is to produce independent scientific support for decision makers which should result in an improved health care system and in better population health. HTA has itself to undergo evaluation in order to legitimise further research resources and to guarantee the benefit of the research. The study addresses the impact of HTA research that has been conducted at the Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for HTA (LBI-HTA).

Authors' recommendations: Multi-dimensional impact of HTA research has been demonstrated. However, the potential to further increase the impact is large. A lack of impact is strongly linked to external factors (e.g. lack of commitment among decision makers, counter-lobbies). Research that is closely linked to the decision making process in terms of content and time frame, standardised inclusion of HTA in decision making processes and resource flexibility have been identified as the strongest drivers for future impact.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Austria
MeSH Terms
  • Austria
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Organisation Name: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for fuer Health Technology Assessment (LBI-HTA), Garnisongasse 7/rechte Stiege Mezzanin (Top 20), 1090 Vienna, Austria. Tel: +43 1 236 8119 - 0 Fax: +43 1 236 8119 - 99
Contact Name: tarquin.mittermayr@aihta.at
Contact Email: office@aihta.at
Copyright: Ludwig Boltzmann Institut fuer Health Technology Assessment (LBI-HTA)
This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA or other HTA producer. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database.