What (HTA) methods have been used in disinvestment in health care?
From Helen Walker
This presentation was given by Janet Boutell, from the Institute of
Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow, as part of a seminar entitled ‘Disinvestment’,
or ‘freeing up’ resources for reinvestment?
The seminar, run by What Works Scotland in partnership
with ScotPHN and NHS Health Scotland, examined issues around
changing the balance of spend to emphasise prevention and to shift the balance
of care away from hospitals into social care in the community. It considered
the assumptions around disinvestment, and how to measure and realise potential
savings in prevention.
this talk Janet Boutell discusses the recent increased international focus on
‘disinvestment’ in health technologies. Various approaches have been proposed,
observed and adopted. A review carried out by her and her colleagues aimed to
gain a broad overview of approaches to disinvestment previously adopted to
inform a possible future research project. She summarises the eight broad types
of approach to disinvestment they identified and discusses these, including the
barriers and the facilitators.
See her slides and the other seminar presentations on the What Works Scotland website at http://whatworksscotland.ac.uk/events/disinvestment-or-freeing-up-resources-for-reinvestment/