Transforming Disciplinary Traditions; Comment on “Problems and Promises of Health Technologies: The Role of Early Health Economic Modeling”

Document Type: Commentary

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1 Department of Health Management, Evaluation and Policy, Institute of Public Health Research, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

2 Institute of Public Health Research, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada

Abstract

Grutters et al show that economic assessments can inform the development of new health technologies at an early stage. This is an important contribution to health services and policy research, which implies a “shift away” from the more traditional forms of academic health economic modeling. Because transforming established disciplinary traditions is both valuable and demanding, we invite scholars to further the discussion on how the value of health innovations should be appraised in view of today’s societal challenges.

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