The Potential for Early Health Economic Modelling in Health Technology Assessment and Reimbursement Decision-Making; Comment on “Problems and Promises of Health Technologies: The Role of Early Health Economic Modeling”

Document Type : Commentary


1 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2 Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, Australia


Grutters et al recently investigated the role of early health economic modelling of health technologies by undertaking a secondary analysis of health economic modelling assessments performed by their group. Our commentary offers a broad perspective on the potential utility of early health economic modelling to inform health technology assessment (HTA) and decision-making around reimbursement of new health technologies. Further we provide several examples to compliment Grutters and colleagues’ observations.


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Volume 10, Issue 2
February 2021
Pages 98-101
  • Receive Date: 28 October 2019
  • Revise Date: 25 January 2020
  • Accept Date: 26 January 2020
  • First Publish Date: 01 February 2021