Published Jan 2009
Drummond, M, Barbieri, M, Cook, J, et al. Transferability of Economic Evaluations Across Jurisdictions: ISPOR Good Research Practices Task Force Report. Value in Health 2009;12:4:409-418.
A growing number of jurisdictions now request economic data in
support of their decision-making procedures for the pricing and/or reimbursement
of health technologies. Because more jurisdictions request
economic data, the burden on study sponsors and researchers increases.
There are many reasons why the cost-effectiveness of health technologies
might vary from place to place. Therefore, this report of an ISPOR
Good Practices Task Force reviews what national guidelines for
economic evaluation say about transferability, discusses which elements
of data could potentially vary from place to place, and recommends
good research practices for dealing with aspects of transferability, including
strategies based on the analysis of individual patient data and based
on decision-analytic modeling.
Keywords: cost-effectiveness analysis, decision-analytic models, economic clinical trials, resource allocation.