Taxonomy of medical devices in the logic of health technology assessment

dc.contributor.authorHenschke, Cornelia
dc.contributor.authorPanteli, Dimitra
dc.contributor.authorPerleth, Matthias
dc.contributor.authorBusse, Reinhard
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-27T12:55:15Z
dc.date.available2017-10-27T12:55:15Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.descriptionDieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.de
dc.descriptionThis publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.en
dc.description.abstractObjectives: The suitability of general HTA methodology for medical devices is gaining interest as a topic of scientific discourse. Given the broad range of medical devices, there might be differences between groups of devices that impact both the necessity and the methods of their assessment. Our aim is to develop a taxonomy that provides researchers and policy makers with an orientation tool on how to approach the assessment of different types of medical devices. Methods: Several classifications for medical devices based on varying rationales for different regulatory and reporting purposes were analyzed in detail to develop a comprehensive taxonomic model. Results: The taxonomy is based on relevant aspects of existing classification schemes incorporating elements of risk and functionality. Its 9 × 6 matrix distinguishes between the diagnostic or therapeutic nature of devices and considers whether the medical device is directly used by patients, constitutes part of a specific procedure, or can be used for a variety of procedures. We considered the relevance of different device categories in regard to HTA to be considerably variable, ranging from high to low. Conclusions: Existing medical device classifications cannot be used for HTA as they are based on different underlying logics. The developed taxonomy combines different device classification schemes used for different purposes. It aims at providing decision makers with a tool enabling them to consider device characteristics in detail across more than one dimension. The placement of device groups in the matrix can provide decision support on the necessity of conducting a full HTA.en
dc.identifier.eissn1471-6348
dc.identifier.issn0266-4623
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de//handle/11303/7078
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-6387
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subject.ddc610 Medizin und Gesundheit
dc.subject.otherhealth technology assessmenten
dc.subject.othermedical devicesen
dc.subject.otherclassificationen
dc.subject.otherhealth policyen
dc.titleTaxonomy of medical devices in the logic of health technology assessmenten
dc.typeArticle
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1017/s0266462315000562
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue5
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleInternational journal of technology assessment in health care
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameCambridge University Press
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceCambridge
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend330
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart324
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume31
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tub.affiliationFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Management>Inst. Technologie und Management (ITM)>FG Management im Gesundheitswesende
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 7 Wirtschaft und Managementde
tub.affiliation.groupFG Management im Gesundheitswesende
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Technologie und Management (ITM)de
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlin
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