Austrian Ludwig Boltzmann Institute - HTA conducted a budget impact analysis on request from the Federal Ministry of Health and Women (BMGF) for testing of TSH as screening for hypothyroidism, urine culture as screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria and ultrasound screening for foetal anomalies.
The costs were calculated from the perspective of public reimbursement authorities and for a time horizon of three and ten years (up to the years 2019 and 2026).
Analysis was needed to inform public health policy in relation to prenatal diagnostics in Austria.
Full report in German is available here.
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