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Rob Baltussen
Radboud University Nijmegen
Health carePsychological interventionPopulationCost-effectiveness analysisMedicine
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Background Decision-making in public health and health policy is complex and requires careful deliberation of many and sometimes conflicting normative and technical criteria. Several approaches and tools, such as multi-criteria decision analysis, health technology assessments and evidence-to-decision (EtD) frameworks, have been proposed to guide decision-makers in selecting the criteria most relevant and appropriate for a transparent decision-making process. This study forms part of the developm...
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#1Vivian Reckers-Droog (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 1
#2Maarten JansenH-Index: 5
Last. Job van Exel (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 28
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Abstract A deliberative citizens panel was held to obtain insight into criteria considered relevant for healthcare priority setting in the Netherlands. Our aim was to examine whether and how panel participation influenced participants’ views on this topic. Participants (n = 24) deliberated on eight reimbursement cases in September/October, 2017. Using Q methodology, we identified three distinct viewpoints before (T0) and after (T1) panel participation. At T0, viewpoint 1 emphasised that access t...
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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential feasibility and utility of evidence-informed deliberative processes (EPDs) in low income country (LIC) contexts. EDPs are implemented in high and middle income countries and thought to improve the quality, consistency, and transparency of decisions informed by health technology assessment (HTA). Together these would ultimately improve the legitimacy of any decision making process. We argue-based on our previous work and in light of the priori...
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#1Leon Bijlmakers (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 8
#2Maarten Jansen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 5
Last. Rob Baltussen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 40
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Abstract Background Some studies in the Netherlands have gauged public views on principles for health care priority setting, but they fall short of comprehensively explaining the public disapproval of several recent reimbursement decisions. Objective To obtain insight into citizens’ preferences and identify the criteria they would propose for decisions pertaining to the benefits package of basic health insurance. Methods Twenty-four Dutch citizens were selected for participation in a Citizen For...
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Background Evidence-informed deliberative processes (EDPs) were recently introduced to guide health technology assessment (HTA) agencies to improve their processes towards more legitimate decision-making. The EDP framework provides guidance that covers the HTA process, ie, contextual factors, installation of an appraisal committee, selecting health technologies and criteria, assessment, appraisal, and communication and appeal. The aims of this study were to identify the level of use of EDPs by H...
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#1Maarten Jansen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 5
#2Leon Bijlmakers (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 8
Last. Henk Broekhuizen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 2
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#1Rob Baltussen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 40
#2Kevin MarshH-Index: 7
Last. Henk Broekhuizen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 2
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Abstract Objective Recent years have witnessed an increased interest in the use of multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) to support health technology assessment (HTA) agencies for setting healthcare priorities. However, its implementation to date has been criticized for being “entirely mechanistic,” ignoring opportunity costs, and not following best practice guidelines. This article provides guidance on the use of MCDA in this context. Methods The present study was based on a systematic review ...
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#1Eva Rehfuess (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 29
#2Jan M. Stratil (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 4
Last. Rob Baltussen (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 40
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Introduction Evidence-to-decision (EtD) frameworks intend to ensure that all criteria of relevance to a health decision are systematically considered. This paper, part of a series commissioned by the WHO, reports on the development of an EtD framework that is rooted in WHO norms and values, reflective of the changing global health landscape, and suitable for a range of interventions and complexity features. We also sought to assess the value of this framework to decision-makers at global and nat...
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