How Can We Assess the Value of Complex Medical Innovations in Practice?

Expert Rev. Pharmacoecon. Outcomes Res. 15(3), 369–371 (2015)

Posted: 21 Jan 2016

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Payam Abrishami

National Health Care Institute; Maastricht University

Albert Boer

National Health Care Institute

Klasien Horstman

Maastricht University

Date Written: May 2015

Abstract

Rapid proliferation of medical innovations in the face of demographic changes and scarce resources is demanding a value-conscious entry of medical innovations into health care systems. An inquiry into value gains significance during the early diffusion phase of an innovation and becomes indispensable as the complexity of an innovation increases. In this editorial, we argue that a value assessment must pay attention to the social processes shaping the innovation’s adoption and use, in particular, to the “promises” of the technology and actual “practices” with it. Promises and practices represent real-world value as they account for both outcomes and costs in practice. A systematic exploration of these loci of value, using insights from constructive technology assessment, enables us to make well informed decisions on complex medical technologies.

Keywords: adoption, complex medical innovation, constructive technology assessment, health technology assessment, method, outcome, real-world value

Suggested Citation

Abrishami, Payam and Boer, Albert and Horstman, Klasien, How Can We Assess the Value of Complex Medical Innovations in Practice? (May 2015). Expert Rev. Pharmacoecon. Outcomes Res. 15(3), 369–371 (2015), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2719456

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Albert Boer

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Klasien Horstman

Maastricht University ( email )

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Maastricht, 6200MD
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