In 2013, Norway established a framework for the introduction of innovations into the health care system through either a national or hospital-based health technology assessment. This framework is called the “New Method”.
In this framework, all innovations should undergo HTA before being funded. If the method concerns only one or two hospitals, the assessment shall be initiated by clinicians and ran at the hospital level. The final report is disseminated via a mini-HTA database. If the method is of national concern, it undergoes Single Technology Appraisal at the national level, followed by the funding decision by the group of payers (Decision Forum, Beslutningsforum).
As of June 7, 2021, five HTAs of in-vitro diagnostics are launched in a framework of the New Method process:
- Histotyping (AI that makes predictions about cancer patients by directly analyzing digitally scanned histological sections of the tumor) (link);
- Diagnostic tests for further cancer treatment;
- Programmed Death Ligand 1 expression test in tumor tissue samples;
- RET gene changes test in thyroid cancer and non-small cell lung cancer;
- Preeclampsia screening algorithm.
The full list can be seen here in Norwegian.
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