Invitation to participate in our Global Health Technology Assessment Survey

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Patient involvement in Global Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is still in its infancy, although several efforts continue to be initiated in recent years.

In response, IAPO and DUKE NUS are conducting a global survey to assess patients’ awareness, involvement and learning needs in HTA in order to develop training materials that meet the learning needs of patient organizations to support  them to be meaningfully involved in HTA processes.

Audience

This survey is aimed at patients, caregivers and patient advocates, who have or have not heard of HTA or been involved in the process. 

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Thai and will be open till 28 February 2022.

The survey consists of 3 parts and is expected to take approximately 20mins to complete.

 

Definitions

Health Technology Assessment:

The systematic evaluation of the properties, effects and impacts of health technologies (use of medicine, medical devices, vaccines, procedures and systems), on the lives of patients, health care systems and society. HTA aims to inform decision-making on use of health technologies, for example, appropriate use, clinical guidelines or national/regional financing.

Medical Device:

A medical device can be any instrument, apparatus, implement, machine, appliance, implant, reagent for in vitro use, software, material or other similar and related article, intended by the manufacturer to be used, along or in combination for a medical purpose.
(Source: https://www.who.int/health-topics/medical-devices#tab=tab_1)

Take the survey in: 

English  Spanish  Chinese or Thai