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The importance of a health technology assessment for the implementation of the NHI in South Africa

When: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 - Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Floor, Staff Room, School of Public Health
Start time:13:00

The SA MRC/Wits Centre for Health Economics and Decision Science (PRICELESS) hosts this talk by Prof. Andrew Briggs, University of Glasgow.

The available budget for health care is limited. The National Health Insurance (NHI) as a funding mechanism is going to have to select what it covers and what it does not. In order to make these choices, there needs to be a fair, evidence-based and transparent process. In many countries this process is called Health Technology Assessment (HTA – and the assessment includes all health interventions, not just technology or curative ones). HTA is performed in many countries (the UK, Thailand). Prof. Andrew Briggs (University of Glasgow), is a world expert in this field and his lecture will cover what the importance is of an HTA process for the implementation of the NHI in South Africa.

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