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Convergence, divergence and hybridity: a regulatory governance perspective on health technology assessment HTA) in England and Germany

Wright, John S. F., Barron, Anthony J. G., Shah, Sara M.B. and Klinger, Corinna (2017) Convergence, divergence and hybridity: a regulatory governance perspective on health technology assessment HTA) in England and Germany. Global Policy, 8 (S2). pp. 69-75. ISSN 1758-5880

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1758-5899.12215

Abstract

Countries adopt different methods and processes to evaluate the benefits and costs of health technologies. It is important to identify and analyse the factors that influence the uptake and use of these methods and processes across countries. In this paper, we introduce a regulatory governance approach to the analysis of convergence, divergence and hybridity in HTA methods, discussing and critically analysing national processes for HTA in two major European Union (EU) Member States: England and Germany. We argue that any reasonably sophisticated account of national approaches to HTA must recognise that globalisation and the emergence of advanced industrial society involves the potential for widely varying processes, methods and evidential requirements. We suggest that this potentiality also confronts health policy analysts with the challenge of constructing analytical frameworks capable of identifying the diverse institutional, domestic and other factors that shape national approaches to HTA.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(IS...
Additional Information: © 2017 Durham University and John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Divisions: Social Policy
LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 12:25
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 12:43
Projects: How modern social science research helps shape public policy, market forces and social understanding: Mapping influences and developing metrics for the digital era
Funders: Higher Education Funding Council of England’s Strategic Development Fund
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/61151

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