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Additional Elements of Value for Health Technology Assessment Decisions


  • Karlsberg Schaffer, S.
  • West, P.
  • Towse, A.
  • Henshall, C.
  • Mestre-Ferrandiz, J.
  • Masterson, R.
  • Fischer, A.


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective. Without new antibiotics, more patients will die from previously treatable infections. However, a key issue is how antibiotics can be appropriately assessed, particularly by payers and/or health technology assessment (HTA) bodies, to take account of AMR and reflect the full benefit they provide to patients and society. This Briefing discusses 10 elements of value which can be split into two groups - four relevant benefits typically included in HTA, and six other types of benefits not traditionally included. These were discussed at a multi-country, multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder Value Forum. Participants at the Forum also offered a number of valuable insights into how further work could be approached in order to maximise both its practicality and its potential policy impact. These are summarised in the Briefing. A two page summary of the briefing, written by Dr Chris Henshall and Professor Adrian Towse is available [here](​

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  • Karlsberg Schaffer, S. & West, P. & Towse, A. & Henshall, C. & Mestre-Ferrandiz, J. & Masterson, R. & Fischer, A., 2017. "Additional Elements of Value for Health Technology Assessment Decisions," Briefings 001851, Office of Health Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ohe:briefg:001851

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    1. Ferraro, J. & Towse, A. & Mestre-Ferrandiz, J., 2017. "Incentives for New Drugs to Tackle Anti-Microbial Resistance," Briefings 001842, Office of Health Economics.
    2. Neri, M. & Towse, A., 2017. "Antimicrobials Resistance: A Call for Multi-disciplinary Action. How Can HTA Help?," Briefings 001922, Office of Health Economics.
    3. Jason Gordon & Oliver Darlington & Phil McEwan & Matthew Lumley & Amer Taie & Meagen Hicks & Claudie Charbonneau & Angela Blake & Neil Hawkins & Simon Goldenberg & Jonathan Otter & Mark Wilcox, 2020. "Estimating the Value of New Antimicrobials in the Context of Antimicrobial Resistance: Development and Application of a Dynamic Disease Transmission Model," PharmacoEconomics, Springer, vol. 38(8), pages 857-869, August.

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    Economics of Health Technology Assessment;

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    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health

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