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Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment

The Next Frontier for Health Technology Assessment

  • Numerous international case descriptions facilitate comparison of HB-HTA across 18 countries

  • Examples of HB-HTA, ranging from simple to complex, appeal to both new and experienced readers

  • Explores the impacts of HB-HTA to inform hospital leaders on the potential for return on investment

  • A special chapter provides insights on the future of HB-HTA, preparing leaders and innovators to progress the field

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Table of contents (33 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment: The Next Frontier

      • Laura Sampietro-Colom, Janet Martin
      Pages 3-11
  3. HB-HTA Case Studies from Around the Globe

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Activity-Based HTA: Hospital-Based HTA Performed by Clinicians with Support and Quality Control, the Sahlgrenska University Hospital HTA-Centrum Experience (Sweden)

      • Lennart Jivegård, Christina Bergh, Jenny Kindblom, Ola Samuelsson, Petteri Sjögren, Henrik Sjövall et al.
      Pages 15-28
    3. HTA Activities in Finnish Hospitals

      • Risto P. Roine, Iris Pasternack
      Pages 29-37
    4. Hospital-Based HTA in Denmark

      • Kristian Kidholm, Anne Mette Ølholm
      Pages 39-44
    5. Hospital-Based HTA at Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands: Welcome to Reality

      • Gert Jan van der Wilt, Maroeska Rovers, Wija Oortwijn, Janneke Grutters
      Pages 45-55
    6. Hospital-Based HTA in Three Spanish Hospitals

      • Laura Sampietro-Colom, Marcelo Soto, Cristina García, Soledad Benot
      Pages 57-69
    7. The “Comité d’Evaluation et de Diffusion des Innovations Technologiques” (CEDIT) in France

      • Alexandre Barna, Björn Fahlgren, Emmanuel Charpentier, Clément Taron-Brocard, Loïc Guillevin
      Pages 71-76
    8. Hospital-Based HTA in Switzerland

      • Jean-Blaise Wasserfallen, Christophe Pinget
      Pages 77-83
    9. The HTA and Innovation Unit at the A. Gemelli University Hospital (Italy)

      • Marco Marchetti, Americo Cicchetti
      Pages 85-94
    10. Hospital-Based HTA in Turkey

      • Rabia Kahveci, Tanju Tütüncü, Yunus Nadi Yüksek, Emine Özer Küçük, Esra Meltem Koç, Nurullah Zengin
      Pages 95-105
    11. Hospital-Based HTA and Know4Go at MEDICI in London, Ontario, Canada

      • Janet Martin, Avtar Lal, Jessica Moodie, Fang Zhu, Davy Cheng
      Pages 127-152Open Access
    12. The Health Technology Assessment Unit of the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (Canada)

      • Christian A. Bellemare, Jean-François Fisette, Thomas G. Poder, Suzanne K. Bédard, Pierre Dagenais
      Pages 185-200
    13. CHU de Québec–Université Laval: 10-Years’ Experience in Hospital-Based HTA (Canada)

      • Marc Rhainds, Geneviève Asselin, Martin Coulombe
      Pages 201-211

About this book

A timely work describing how localized hospital-based health technology assessment (HB-HTA) complements general, ‘arms-length’ HTA agency efforts, and what has been the collective global impact of HB-HTA across the globe. While HB-HTA has gained significant momentum over the past few years, expertise in the field, and information on the operation and organization of HB-HTA, has been scattered. This book serves to bring this information together to inform those who are currently working in the field of HTA at the hospital, regional, national or global level. In addition, this book is intended for decision-makers and policy-makers with a stake in determining the uptake and decommissioning of new and established technologies in the hospital setting.

HTA has traditionally been performed at the National/Regional level by HTA Agencies, typically linked to governments. Yet hospitals are the main entry door for most health technologies (HTs). Hospital decision-makers must undertake multiple high stakes investment and disinvestment decisions annually for innovative HTs, usually without adequate information. Despite the existence of arms-length HTA Agencies, inadequate information is available to hospital decision-makers either because relevant HTA reports are not yet released at the time of entry of new technologies to the field, or because even when the report exists, the information contained is insufficient to clarify the contextualized informational needs of hospital decision makers. Therefore, there has recently been a rising trend toward hospital-based HTA units and programs. These units/programs complement the work of National/Regional HTA Agencies by providing the key and relevant evidence needed by hospital decision makers in their specific hospital context, and within required decision-making timelines. The emergence of HB-HTA is creating a comprehensive HTA ecosystem across health care levels, which creates better bridges for knowledge translation through relevance and timeliness.


  • Affordability
  • Budget
  • Contextualization
  • Disinvestment
  • Evidence Synthesis, Health Economics
  • Evidence-Based Decision-Making
  • Health Technologies
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Investment
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
  • Policy-Making
  • Priority-Setting
  • Program Evaluation
  • pharmacoeconomics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Assessment of Innovations and New Technologies, Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

    Laura Sampietro-Colom

  • Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity & Clinical Impact (MEDICI), Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, Canada

    Janet Martin

About the editors

Laura is the Head of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Unit at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. She has over 20 years of experience in evaluative research, specifically in HTA. She also serves as chair of the HTAi Policy Forum. Previously, she has worked in the Catalan Ministry of Health and was the co-founder of the Catalan Agency per HTA. She has been the coordinator of the European Project AdHopHTA (Adopting Hospital based HTA).

Her work has focused on the development, identification, management and transfer of information to advise on the designing of strategies and policies in the areas of assessment, planning and access of medical devices, drugs, surgical procedures and other health care technologies as well as health care programs.

She has published 19 articles in national journals, 24 articles in international journals, 5 books chapters written, and 38 publications for governmental organizations related to HTA and planning. She serves as a member of the Editorial Committee of the international Journal for Health Technology Assessment.

Dr. Janet Martin is Director of the Centre for Medical Evidence, Decision Integrity & Clinical Impact (MEDICI), and Assistant Professor, Departments of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University in London, Canada.

Her research focuses on applied health technology assessment, evidence-informed decision making, and knowledge translation (HTA&KT) in hospital and regional settings. Her research also extends to hospitals and healthcare systems in developing countries to improve essential emergency and surgical services.

She has published 120 papers and completed work on 2 books. She has twice been awarded the Medical Advisory Committee Award for her HTA&KT work at the London hospitals. Dr. Martin recently won the Teaching Excellence Award for her Clinical Epidemiology course at Western University.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment

  • Book Subtitle: The Next Frontier for Health Technology Assessment

  • Editors: Laura Sampietro-Colom, Janet Martin

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Adis Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-39203-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-81842-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-39205-9

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 397

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Pharmacology, Quality of Life Research, Health Informatics

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-39205-9
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)