This article presents the experiences from a pilot study and the establishment of a permanent system called SBU Alert.
The question of establishing a system for the identification and assessment of emerging technologies in health care in Sweden has been on the agenda since the late 1980s.
The demand came primarily from policy makers.
The pilot study showed that the awareness of the project in the target group (politicians, leading managers, hospital directors, and senior medical advisors) was high.
Almost all of those who replied to an assessment questionnaire were in favor of a continuation of the work.
In 1997, the Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU) was selected to establish a permanent organization.
This work has resulted in the identification of a number of methodological problems and tentative solutions concerning all components in the SBU Alert system.
We have found that a system for systematic identification and early assessment of emerging technologies is a new and promising tool in the health technology assessment arsenal.
Still, experiences are limited.
Methodology and the impact of early judgments on decision making need further evaluation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Suède, Europe, Médecine, Technologie, Evaluation performance, Méthodologie, Progrès technique, Politique sanitaire, Prise décision
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sweden, Europe, Medicine, Technology, Performance evaluation, Methodology, Technical progress, Health policy, Decision making
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0127089
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.