Expanding economic analysis for HTA: methods for measuring fiscal impact of new healthcare intervention

  • To provide a shared definition and a rationale for the investigation of the fiscal impact

  • To define the burden and areas of interest for the estimation of fiscal impact of new medical technologies

  • To develop a methodology to assess the fiscal impact deriving from health benefits produce by new medical technologies (i.e. consumption increases, productivity gains)

  • To develop a toolkit in order to enable decision makers to estimate the fiscal impact of medical technologies

  • Literature review

  • Institutional overview to design the big picture of different taxation systems in the EU

  • Survey to patents, decision makers and a sample of enterprises

  • Discrete choice experiments

  • Development of a platform to estimate the fiscal impact of new medical technologies

  • Application to 3 diseases/therapeutic areas

  • A shared methodology to incorporate the fiscal impact according to different institutional settings

  • A user-friendly checklist to conduct quick surveys aimed at investigating the fiscal impact

  • An analytic platform to estimate the fiscal impact

  • Estimation of the fiscal impact for medical technologies involving 3 different diseases /therapeutic areas

Research Update

January 2019 – IMPACT HTA 2nd Project Meeting (Presentation PDF)

January 2020 – IMPACT HTA 3rd Project Meeting (Presentation PPT)


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Principal Investigator

Americo Cicchetti

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779312