HTAi and ISPOR have announced a new joint task force to develop a consensus definition for a deliberative process from an HTA perspective and internationally recognized good practice recommendations on the use of deliberative processes in HTA.
As highlighted at the 2020 Global Policy Forum meeting, there is limited research on deliberation in HTA and no accepted minimum standards of conduct. The HTAi-ISPOR Task Force aims to provide direction and recommendations on international good practices of deliberative process.
The task force webpage states:
“The task force will consider all of the interrelated components of the HTA process: governance and structure of the process, scoping, assessment, appraisal, implementation and monitoring. It will discuss considerations for decisions on which approaches to the various components of a deliberative process might be more appropriate for HTA and under what contexts. The task force will also provide direction for those deciding on how and what to implement as well as practical recommendations on the evaluation and monitoring of a deliberative process.”