“This chapter delivers on tools and tips on how to support patient involvement in HTA. Importantly it covers the differences between patient input and patient evidence, highlights the international values and standards for HTAs, the lifecycle of patient input into HTAs and considering impact of this input. Fundamental perhaps, is the point that the earlier the better as well as patient involvement throughout is key.” – Patient involvement specialist
This chapter gives an overview of tools to support patient involvement in health technology assessment (HTA). It begins by explaining the parallels and differences between HTA and clinical guideline development. It then discusses the barriers to patient involvement in HTA, outlines how patients participate in the HTA process, and how patient-based evidence is used. It presents tools developed to support patient involvement in HTA that may be adapted to suit the needs of clinical guideline development.
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