[Identifying ineffective interventions and health technologies: models and their implementation]

Mayer J, Nachtnebel A
Record ID 32013000930
Authors' objectives: Decision makers in health care systems are facing the challenge of rising health care costs all over the world. Many interventions and technologies currently in use have never been systematically assessed regarding effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety. Active identification of ineffective interventions and technologies is gaining importance to facilitate the best possible use of limited ressources and to provide effective and safe care for patients.
Authors' recommendations: Several challenges could be derived from international experiences concern-ing the implementation of the models analysed. These challenges concern the models' dependency on evidence regarding effectiveness, safety and cost-effec-tiveness. Further challenges are the absence of clear definitions and lacking acceptance by physicians and other stakeholders. Currently, there is not enough data to appraise the actual impact of models for the identification of ineffec-tive interventions and technologies.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Austria
MeSH Terms
  • Treatment Outcome
Organisation Name: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment
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