5. Conclusion


Once an HTA body is established, it becomes part of a larger political process that should be considered with fairness and accountability.

In addition to the WHO report ranking health system performance, there are several other important information resources to help us compare health systems and examine key indicators:

The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) has created a ‘Global Health Care Systems Road Map’, which describes processes for medicine and medical technology adoption across various countries (https://www.ispor.org/heor-resources).

The WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) hosts a European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies that can be useful for looking at indicators and making comparisons (https://eurohealthobservatory.who.int/).

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) website, although the information here requires some searching and may not be freely available (http://www.oecd.org/els/health-systems/).