EFPIA asked Charles River Associates (CRA) to prepare an analysis of the five EUnetHTA pilot assessments of relative effectiveness. In particular the objective was to:
• Provide a comprehensive review of the five rapid relative effectiveness assessment pilots undertaken under JA 2 WP5 that have been conducted by EUnetHTA to date
• Review the extent to which the reports are consistent in terms of process, methodology and outcomes and the underlying reason for the differences
• Assess the degree to which these assessments have been “re-used”, i.e. the outcome in terms of national and regional HTA processes
The ultimate objective is to provide a report outlining the conclusions as a contribution to a workshop involving the industry and the EUnetHTA in October 2015.