In November 2022, Swedish Medical Technologies Product (MTP) Council issued a policy of proven experience for medical technology. MTP Council defines proven experience as the profession's assessment, based on experience, of how appropriate medical technology is in specific conditions. The profession includes all professional groups that treat or otherwise have insight into the patient's condition.
Experience can be proven in different ways. The policy provides some examples of how the MTP Council acquires knowledge of proven experience, including input from horizon scanning, individual regions, the Dental and Medicines Agency's (TLV), and the National Program Areas (NPOs).
In cases where scientific evidence shows an effect, but the proven experience is lacking or shows doubt about a product's usefulness, the MTP Council would recommend a phased introduction where the product is tested in consultation with one or more regions with structured follow-up.
In cases where there is a lack of sufficient scientific evidence, but there is proven experience of effect, the MTP Council would recommend using the product within the context of research.
See more information in Swedish here.
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