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Box 1 Indicators of successful collaboration in health technology assessment (HTA) between hospitals and national HTA units, a priori defined for this study

From: Hospital-based health technology assessment (HTA) in Finland: a case study on collaboration between hospitals and the national HTA unit

Collaboration increases the use of HTA in clinical implementation and purchase decisions in hospitals
Collaboration enhances transparency of decision-making regarding the implementation and purchase of technologies in hospitals
Collaboration enhances patient safety
Collaboration increases patients’ and the public’s acceptance of technologies and access to them
Collaboration enhances equity in the society (equal access to treatments)
Collaboration promotes innovation and clinical research