In Hungary, the history of the health technology assessment (HTA) dates back to 1993 when HTA and related activities started by professional initiatives. The legal background, institutionalization, and training capacities were created between 1998 and 2004. The main challenges for HTA in Hungary are partly similar to the ones in countries with a developed economy; no question it is time for cost-effectiveness. However, there are very important differences as well, that is why transferability and adaptability issues have to be considered. This article describes the characteristic features of the Hungarian healthcare system, the history and the current role of HTA, and the most important challenges.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2009|
- Health technology assessment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy