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Publication Digest: Health technology assessment of diagnostic tests: a state of the art review of methods guidance from international organizations
MTRC shares the most relevant and impactful publications in the field of market access and HEOR for medical technologies in Europe through its Publications Digest. In a recent publication, Ferrante et al. reviewed methodological approaches from seven HTA organizations, which perform assessments of diagnostic tests and compared approaches with non-diagnostic test HTAs. With the exception of dealing with test accuracy data, approaches were largely based on general approaches to HTA with few test-specific modifications. Elucidation of test claims and attitude to direct and indirect evidence were the areas where authors identified the biggest dissimilarities in approach.
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