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Health Technology Assessment Policy and Methods Review

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The HTA Review has been extended until 15 April 2024. This gives the committee more time to hold further public consultation and consider the feedback and material received.


About the HTA Review

Health technology assessments inform Australian Government decisions to fund and subsidise health technologies through subsidy schemes and funding programs. This includes:

  • the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
  • the Medicare Benefits Schedule
  • the National Immunisation Program
  • the Life Saving Drugs Program.

An HTA involves a range of processes and mechanisms that use scientific evidence to assess health technologies for their:

  • quality
  • safety
  • efficacy
  • effectiveness
  • cost-effectiveness.

Health technology assessment methods evolve constantly. This means we must review and update them regularly.

The HTA Review is one of the main commitments under the 2022–27 Strategic Agreement between the Commonwealth and Medicines Australia. Under the agreement, the Commonwealth has committed to supporting and resourcing the HTA Review, which a reference committee will oversee.


Further Information

Visit the Health Technology Assessment Policy and Methods Review website.


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