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The LBI-HTA is an acadmic non-profit institute and belongs to the Ludwig Boltzmann Society. At our website we wish to present our research and give support for health care decision-making. Here all of our reports are available for free. For further information please contact the LBI-HTA team.
Project / Prevention and screening
Duration: April 2015 - November 2015
Publication: LBI-HTA Projektbericht No. 83: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1078/
Project / High tech medicine, Health economics
Robotic-assisted surgery: A systematic review of effectiveness and safety for elected indications and accumulating costs
Duration: May 2015 – November 2015
Publication: LBI-HTA Projektbericht No. 84: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1077/
Sponsoring Austrian CME/ continuing medical education for physicians. A systematic analysis of the CME-Database
In recent years, the sponsorship of CME/ continuing medical education for physicians by the pharmaceutical and medical device industry is increasingly scrutinized. The question in this project was the scope of sponsoring in the Austrian CME-training. From the CME database of the Austrian Academy of doctors 13 medical fields (from a total of 56) were selected with the aim to analyse the number of events that were financially supported by manufacturer. The investigation shows that a sponsorship of at least 14.3% and at most 67.2% of the events took place. The sponsors are, as might be expected, pharmaceutical and medical product suppliers in the respective subject, mainly from "high-cost and / or high-volume" products.
Publication: Rapid Assessment 7a: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1053
Contact: Claudia Wild
In 2008 the German AOK-Bundesverband commissioned the LBI-HTA to develop a decision-aid on the vaccination against Human Papillomavirus (HPV) for young women and girls (online since June 2009). After smaller updates in 2010 and 2011, the updated, completely revised and partly new structured decision-aid went online in March 2015 (www.hpv-entscheidungshilfe.de).The first part of the decision aid contains information about the virus and HPV related diseases. The second part of the decision aid informs about the HPV-vaccine(s). Finally, the third part of the decision aid summarises information of parts I and II: eleven short information blocks can be rated according to the relevance for the decision (mainly pro or mainly contra vaccination or of no influence). In the present project report online contents are available in paper form for the first time. Hence, we were able to add country specific data for Austria and provide further, more detailed information (which has not been included in the online version due to complexity).
Publication: Decision Support Document No. 79: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1050
Contact: Brigitte Piso
We are pleased to introduce our new HSO report.
Project / High tech medicine, European collaboration
Project leaders: Claudia Wild
Duration: February 2015 - July 2015
Publication: HTA Decision Support Document No. 90a: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1064/