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Evaluación de tecnologías sanitarias para la toma de decisiones en Latinoamérica: principios de buenas prácticas. / [Health technology assessment for decision-making in Latin America: good practice principles].
Rev Panam Salud Publica ; 41: e138, 2018 Feb 19.
Artigo em Espanhol | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29466522
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OBJECTIVE:

Identify the most relevant, applicable, and priority good practice principles in health technology assessment (HTA) in Latin America, and potential barriers to implementing them in the region.

METHODS:

HTA good practice principles postulated worldwide were identified and then explored through a deliberative process in a forum of evaluators, funders, and technology producers.

RESULTS:

Forty-two representatives from ten Latin American countries participated in the forum. The good practice principles postulated at the international level were considered valid and potentially applicable in Latin America. Five principles were identified as priorities and as having greater potential to be expanded at this time: transparency in carrying out HTA; involvement of stakeholders in the HTA process; existence of mechanisms to appeal decisions; existence of clear mechanisms for HTA priority-setting; and existence of a clear link between assessment and decision-making. The main challenge identified was to find a balance between application of these principles and available resources, to prevent the planned improvements from jeopardizing report production times and failing to meet decision-makers' needs.

CONCLUSIONS:

The main recommendation was to gradually advance in improving HTA and its link to decision-making by developing appropriate processes for each country, without attempting to impose, in the short term, standards taken from examples at the international level without adequate adaptation to the local context.

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Tipo de estudo: Relato de casos / Evaluation_studies / Avaliação de tecnologias de saúde Idioma: Espanhol Revista: Rev Panam Salud Publica Assunto da revista: Saúde Pública Ano de publicação: 2018 Tipo de documento: Artigo