Modeling in Early Stages of Technology Development: Is an iterative approach needed? Comment on “Problems and Promises of Health Technologies: The Role of Early Health Economic Modeling”

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A recent paper by Grutters et al makes the case for early health economic modeling in the development of health technologies. A number of examples of the value of early modeling are given, with analyses being performed at different stages in the development of several non-drug health technologies. This commentary acknowledges the contribution of the paper by Grutters et al and argues for an iterative and integrated approach to early modeling, assessing the cost-effectiveness of the technology, the value of future research and the interaction with the manufacturer’s pricing and revenue expectations.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Journal International Journal of Health Policy and Management
Early online date1 Dec 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Dec 2019

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