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Guidance on whether an intervention is ready for HTA evaluation

  Created on Friday, 01 Nov 2019. Posted in Funding

Given that national pragmatic HTA trials typically cost over £1m of public funds, the HTA programme needs to be convinced that an intervention is ready for HTA evaluation.

The HTA have written a document outlining issues that may determine this judgement in relation to intervention studies.

Generally, an intervention is ready for HTA evaluation if:

  • There is a reasonable chance that it will be effective
  • It has already been tested in a typical NHS or social care setting
  • There is a reasonable chance it will be used across the NHS if shown to be effective

This article explains what is meant by each of the above points, covering such things as the need for a systematic review.