Transferability of economic evaluations of medical technologies: a new technology for orthopedic surgery

Lotte Maria Gertruda Steuten, Laura Vallejo-Torres, Terry Young, Martin Buxton

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Transferring results of economic evaluations across countries or jurisdictions can potentially save scarce evaluation resources while helping to make market access and reimbursement decisions in a timely fashion. This article points out why transferring results of economic evaluations is particularly important in the field of medical technologies. It then provides an overview of factors that are previously identified in the literature as affecting transferability of economic evaluations, as well as methods for transferring results in a scientifically sound way. As the current literature almost exclusively relates to transferability of pharmacoeconomic evaluations, this article highlights those factors and methodologies that are of particular relevance to transferring medical technology assessments. Considering the state-of-the-art literature and a worked, real life, example of transferring an economic evaluation of a product used in orthopedic surgery, we provide recommendations for future work in this important area of medical technology assessment
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)329-336
Number of pages8
JournalExpert review of medical devices
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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