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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-30487

Koch, P; Schilling, J; Läubli, M; Mitscherlich, F; Melchart, D; Bellucci, S (2009). Health technology assessment in Switzerland. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 25(Suppl ):174-177.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: To review Switzerland's mixed public and private healthcare system with regard to health technology assessment (HTA). RESULTS: In the past, remarkable work in HTA was done. Accomplishments include the following: (i) Switzerland became an early member of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment. (ii) HTA has its legal bases in terms of effectiveness, appropriateness, and efficiency. (iii) The federal law allows the introduction of new technologies for a limited time for evaluation. (iv) A Swiss Network for Health Technology Assessment was established. In 2004, federal HTA activities moved from the Swiss Federal Office "of Social Security" to the one for "Public Health." The Office mainly mandates, manages, and coordinates evaluations attached to its prevention and intervention sections in the fields of AIDS, illegal drugs, and legal drugs. CONCLUSIONS: Because of the absence of a governmental institution assessing and reporting on new health technologies, private and for profit organizations became more important for the decision-making processes. In a regulated market, the implications may be crucial for the public health.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Complementary Medicine
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:17 Mar 2010 09:29
Last Modified:27 Nov 2013 21:39
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0266-4623
Additional Information:Copyright: Cambridge University Press
Publisher DOI:10.1017/S0266462309090606
PubMed ID:19534839

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