Toolkit for Hospital-Based
Health Technology Assessment (HB-HTA)

Guidance and tools facilitating pragmatic application
of guiding principles for good practices in HB-HTA units


This toolkit is one of the final results of the research project AdHopHTA (Adopting hospital-based Health Technology Assessment in EU), funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (Grant Agreement 305018).

AdHopHTA partners involved in development of the toolkit with its instruments:

Krzysztof Lach1, Sylwia Sroka1, Irene Escolar Haro1, Laura Sampietro-Colom2
1 Fundació CLINIC per a la Recerca Biomèdica;
2 HTA Unit, Research and Innovation Directorate, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Spain – Coordinator.

Americo Cicchetti3, Marco Marchetti4, Valentina Iacopino3
3 Graduate School of Health Economics and Management, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC);
4 University Hospital “A. Gemelli“, Rome, Italy.

Kristian Kidholm, Anne Mette Ølholm, Mette Birk-Olsen
HTA Unit, Odense University Hospital (OUH), Denmark.

Iris Pasternack, Risto P. Roine, Esa Halmesmäki
University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital (HUS), Finland.

Brynjar Fure, Helene Arentz-Hansen, Katrine Bjørnebek Frønsdal
Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC), Norway.

Magdalene Rosenmöller, Marta Ribeiro, Esther Vizcaino Garcia, Olena Tigova
Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM), IESE Business School, Spain.

Claudia Wild, Nikolaus Patera, Stefan Fischer, Agnes Kisser
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Health Technology Assessment (LBI-HTA), Austria.

Rabia Kahveci, Tanju Tutuncu, Yunus Nadi Yuksek, Emine Ozer Kucuk
HTA Unit, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital (ANHTA),Turkey.

Christophe Pinget, Jean-Blaise Wasserfallen
HTA Unit, Medical Directorate, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Switzerland.

Raul – Allan Kiivet, Margus Ulst
Tartu University Hospital (TUH), Estonia.

Any conflict of interest that the authors listed above may have in the subject matter or materials discussed in this toolkit is listed in the AdHopHTA website:


Development of the toolkit as well as selection of the CORE guiding principles is based on:

  • facts and evidence from the research on HB-HTA carried out under the AdHopHTA project;
  • an understanding of HB-HTA coming from the experience of AdHopHTA partners;
  • experiences of other professionals working at HB-HTA units or working in HTA for hospitals in the EU.

(see detailed methodology of the AdHopHTA research project in the appendix 2 of the AdHopHTA handbook)

Preferred citation:
AdHopHTA partners. The AdHopHTA toolkit: a toolkit for hospital-based Health Technology Assessment (HB-HTA); Public deliverable, The AdHopHTA Project (FP7/2007-13 grant agreement nr 305018); 2015. Available from: