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Two initiated mini-HTAs by Oslo University Hospital in December of 2018
Two mini-method assessments regarding intraepidermal nerve fiber density in skin biopsy and neurovascular structure-adjacent frozen-section (NeuroSAFE) during robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP) were initiated by Oslo University Hospital in December of 2018.
Norway established in 2013 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.”
Within 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 national level followed by the funding decision by the group of payers (Decision Forum, Beslutningsforum).
In December of 2018, two mini-method assessments were initiated by Oslo University Hospital:
- Intraepidermal nerve fiber density (IENFD) in skin biopsy
- Neurovascular Structure-adjacent Frozen-section (NeuroSAFE) Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP)
All finalized mini-method assessments will be published in the National Database for Mini-Method Assessments.
See the full details in Norwegian here.
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