Research Needs and Methods Development

The recommendations by Swiss HTA Consensus have been developed with an open mind regarding further development options.

Research needs identified by Swiss HTA Consensus include

  1. high-level empirical studies of the “social preferences” of the Swiss population with regard to health care resource allocation decisions;
  2. development of improved economic evaluation methods that enable capturing these “social preferences”.

Implementation of the proposals forwarded by Swiss HTA Consensus will provide options for seamless evolution of methods and processes, in line with relevant scientific theory and debate as well as international practical experience in the field.

Swiss HTA Consensus firmly believes that the results achieved to date provide a basis for, and encourage, continued strong stakeholder involvement in the implementation and further evolution of HTA in Switzerland at the federal level. The Swiss HTA Consensus Group is prepared to actively contribute to this process.