Together with research colleagues from UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, TU Wien, Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, RTI Health Solutions and the Main Association of Austrian Social Insurances, dwh's CTO Niki Popper published a paper at Springer's "Journal for Applied Health Economics and Health Policy".
A literature and methods review of applications of Budget Impact Analyses (BIAs) guidelines for cancer-screening programs with systematic searches of various resources is presented. BIAs describe changes in intervention- and disease-related costs of new technologies and are an important base for decisions regarding the development of health systems. One central outcome of the paper is that evidence on the quality of BIAs for cancer screening is lacking. Our review highlights considerable variability in the extent to which BIAs followed recommended guidelines. Validation and uncertainty analysis should always be conducted.
The full paper can be accessed via Springer's homepage.
Author: Štefan Emrich