The objectives of the feasibility study were to evaluate sources of information for an eventual Danish system for early identification and assessment of emerging health technology, to identify potential users of the system, and to clarify their specific need for information concerning emerging health technology.
The methods used were questionnaires to informants within and outside the health services and to decision makers on different levels in the health services, and follow-up telephone interviews.
Our study reveals a strong, and to some extent unsatisfied, need among policy makers, planners, and managers in the Danish health services for information concerning emerging health technology.
The requested information should in particular concern indication for use, number of patients affected, clinical effectiveness and side effects, running cost, and investments.
The time horizon most relevant to the decision makers seems to be only zero to 2 years.
Furthermore, we found that numerous sources are available that frequently display information on emerging technology important to the health services.
The challenges seem to be to select information of sufficient importance and quality, and to combine information, since very few, if any, single primary sources cover all the requested information. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Danemark, Europe, Médecine, Technologie, Evaluation performance, Questionnaire, Source information, Demande information, Prise décision, Méthodologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Denmark, Europe, Medicine, Technology, Performance evaluation, Questionnaire, Information source, Call for information, Decision making, Methodology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0127407
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.