醫療科技評估 Health Technology Assessment
連結醫藥科技研究與政策決定的橋樑 is the systematic evaluation of properties, effects, and/or impacts of health technology

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8. 目前我國醫療費用佔GPD比例不如歐美國家,是否該等到我們醫療費用佔GDP比例類似歐美國家水準之後再來考慮進行HTA呢?

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       台灣的健保在國際上享有很高的評價,就在於我們能夠用相對低的資源提供相對高品質的醫療,表示我們的制度有其可取之處,我們應該珍惜這樣的成果。從另一方面來說,當資源有限的時候更須要詳細規劃如何使用,因為每一塊錢都不能被浪費掉。執行HTA最重要的目的就是要讓該花的花、該省的省,讓每一塊錢都花在刀口上,不符合成本效益的就不應該使用,除非臨床上沒有其他治療方法存在。
       我們應該在台灣健保已經建立的良好基礎上,運用HTA方法,逐步建立一個各方可以討論醫療資源運用的機制與平台,以提高各方醫療資源使用合理化的共識。 
 
The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme in Taiwan is highly estimated among internal communities, especially NHI’s achievement on maintaining service quality at relatively low cost. This shows that our system has its merits and should be valued. On the other hand, detailed planning on utilization is very important under limited resource. The ultimate purpose of HTA is to spend money wisely and to make every cent count. Unless there is a lack of treatment option, items which are not cost-effective should be avoided. Based on the foundation of the NHI program, we should progressively develop a HTA system and platform where decision makers and stakeholders can discuss and reach consensus on the utilization of healthcare resources.