The future of best investing in vaccines: the Health Technology Assessment approach

Maria Lucia Specchia, Gualtiero Ricciardi, Giuseppe La Torre, Chiara De Waure, Giacomina Chiaradia, Alice Mannocci, Nicola Nicolotti

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Abstract

Over the past two decades, scientific research has led to the development of a huge number of new health technologies, among which new vaccines. The decision process underlying the introduction of a new vaccine will be of particular concern in the future and a useful tool is needed to orientate decision makers towards better allocation of economic resources. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multidisciplinary tool that aims to examine the clinical, economic, organizational, ethical, juridical, social and cultural implications of the introduction or the implementation of a specific technology; it could so represent an innovative and effective approach in order to support decision-making processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1609-1610
Number of pages2
JournalVACCINE
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Biomedical Technology
  • Drug Industry
  • Health Care Costs
  • Health Expenditures
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Vaccines

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