Tony Culyer, a professor of Health Policy and System Design at the University of Toronto and previous Vice-Chair of the National Institute for for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), wrote an opinion piece for the Journal of Medical Associations of Thailand in response to the release of the second edition of the Thai guidance of HTA to include budget impact analysis and assessments of social and ethical impact.

Tony points out some key flaws in the current practice of HTA and demands that researchers put more focus on “the design of processes that enable decision-makers to weigh up entities that are not only measured or indicated with varied precision and unknown biases … and on the people who engage in the process.”

To download and read the full article please click:  Article: What are the limits of cost-effectiveness analysis and health technology assessment?