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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.
Drug reimbursement in the inpatient sector in Austria: Approaches for a transparent and evidence-based process taking into account international experience
On the one hand, reimbursement decisions on medicines in Austria are divided into outpatient and inpatient sector, on the other hand, decisions are made regionally in the inpatient sector (on a federal state level). Both can result in an unequal availability in particular of high-priced drugs. In favour of equal access to medical services, often there are deliberative decision-making processes that seek to make public (health policy) decisions fairly, transparently, and evidence-based. The present HTA report provides a basis for discussion of an Austria-wide standardised and transparent reimbursement process for high-priced hospital drugs taking into account deliberative processes.
Publication: LBI-HTA Projektbericht No. 109: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1183/
Inhalation sedation with laughing gas (N2O) in dentistry – organisational and professional aspects and a systematic review of efficacy and safety
In the care of patients with fears of dental treatment, inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide (N2O) in the context of anxiety and behavioural management in dentistry is of central importance. The administration of inhalation sedation with N2O in dentistry serves the minimal or conscious sedation of the patient. Against this background, the report focuses on organizational and professional aspects as well as the systematic analysis of the efficacy and safety of inhalation sedation with N2O.
Publication: LBI-HTA Project report No. 105: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1182/
Contact: Katharina Rosian
Prevalence of mental disorders and uptake of mental health services in Tyrol: An analysis of epidemiological literature and administrative data from the Tyrolean health insurance
A recently started 4-year research project aims at improving the situation of children who have mentally ill parents in Tyrol. Different approaches can be followed for early identifying and supporting these children. One is to get into contact with the children via the parents in the adult mental health care settings. To explore this strategy further, we analysed the prevalence of mental disorders and the use of mental health benefits that are provided within the health care sector in Tyrol. Our data sources were published literature and administrative data from the Tyrolean health insurance.
Publication: LBI-HTA Project report No. 113b: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1181/
Contact: Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss
Supporting children who have parents with mental disorders in Tyrol: A mapping of existing Tyrolean support and societal structures
A recently started 4-year research project aims at improving the situation of children who have mentally ill parents in Tyrol. For developing practice approaches to better identify and support these children and their parents, we need an in-depth understanding of the regional Tyrolean characteristics in terms of existing support structures and the societal context they are embedded in. The report gives an overview on the socio-economic and demographic context in Tyrol and describes available in-kind and cash-benefits that may play a role in improving identifying and supporting the children and their families.
Publication: LBI-HTA Project report No. 103a: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1180/
Contact: Ingrid Zechmeister-Koss
Hardly any other medical technology has been evaluated as often in the western countries as positron emission tomography (PET/PET-CT): this is an expression of uncertainty about the value of PET diagnostics in the care of patients. The present HTA report updates the evidence on oncological indications and adds neurological indications and inflammatory diseases to the LBI-HTA report from 2015. The report was conducted in cooperation between the TU Berlin and the LBI-HTA to provide an updated decision support for evidence-based PET/PET-CT planning in Germany and Austria.
Publication: LBI-HTA Project report No. 77/ Update: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1178/
This Information is available in German only.
External stimulation of the trigeminal nerve for the prevention and acute treatment of episodic and chronic migraine
External trigeminal nerve stimulation (e-TNS) device produced by the manufacturer Cefaly is the intervention at stake. The mechanism of action is that e-TNS produces a micro-pulse on the upper branch of the trigeminal nerve (suborbital nerve) through an adhesive electrode that is placed on the forehead. The aim of the project is to perform a synthesis of evidence on the basis of a systematic literature search regarding effectiveness and safety of the e-TNS for the prevention and treatment of episodic and chronic migraine.
Publication: Decision Support Document No. 114: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/1177/
Contact: Michal Stanak