alexa Abstract | Frameworks for Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment to Resolve Financial Issues in South Korea
ISSN: 2319-9865

Research & Reviews: Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
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Objectives: The aim was to design frameworks and develop a detailed process regarding Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment (HB-HTA) in South Korea. Methods: We conducted a literature review and interviewed in writing or in person experts to assess the need for and existing types of HB-HTA. Results: HB-HTA in advanced countries can be classified into four types according to the condition of hospitals and type of assessment. Further, the expert interviews revealed the necessity of HB-HTA for the efficient introduction of new health technologies and financial cost reduction in hospitals. Finally, three ideal HB-HTA models for use in South Korea were suggested as part of the identified framework: an education and dissemination model, a governmenthospital joint research model, and a self-research model. Conclusions: The suggested three models will contribute to the provision of safe, effective, and cost-effective health technologies and efficient resources allocation in hospitals.

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Author(s): Jiwon Yang, Yeail Joo, Chaemin Shin


Hospital-based health technology assessment, Framework design, Education dissemination, Government–hospital joint research, Self-research., Health Technology

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