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Table 1 Types of stakeholders

From: Similarities and differences between stakeholders’ opinions on using Health Technology Assessment (HTA) information across five European countries: results from the EQUIPT survey

Stakeholder category Role Position (examples)
Decision maker Decision maker at the level of the national health policy Member of the health committee of theParliament or high level decision maker, officer in the Ministry of Health
Decision maker in the central level of public health services Chief medical officer or other high level decision maker in the public health service
Decision maker at the regional level in the area of health Member of the health committee of the regional self-government or health officer at the regional health authority
Local decision maker in a larger city in the area of health Head or member of the health committee of the local authority
Local decision maker in a small community (village) in the area of health Member of the self-government or officer in the municipality office responsible for health issues
Local decision maker in the public health service Director of the local office of the public health service
Purchasers of services/pharma products Decision maker involved in coverage decision of health services High level decision maker at the National Health Insurance Fund, health insurance company depending on the health service of the country
Decision maker involved in coverage decision of pharmaceuticals High level decision maker at the National Health Insurance Fund, health insurance company depending on the health service of the country
Professionals/service providers Coordinator of the local health program Officer in the local health office of the government or the municipality
Key opinion leader physician on smoking cessation Director of a professional organisation of pulmonology or other relevant discipline or a large smoking cessation service
Physician/psychologist with an overview on smoking cessation Person working for smoking cessation hot line
Evidence generators (e.g. researchers) whose work informs policy/procurement/delivery of services Health technology assessment (HTA) professional involved in the reimbursement procedure Officer in the local HTA office
Head of the local focal point of tobacco control  
Public health expert Director of a public health professional association or body, or relevant academic department
Researcher in the field of the economy of smoking Researcher with documented publication in the area of the economy of smoking (burden of disease, budget impact or cost-effectiveness of interventions, etc.)
Expert in the area of healthcare costing Researcher with documented publication in the area of healthcare costing or an expert working at the National Health Insurance Fund, health insurance company depending on the health service of the country, who is involved in professional work related to financing health services/pharma products
Advocates of health promotion Leader of an NGO Director or other leader of an NGO focusing on tobacco control
Leader of a patient organisation Leader of a patient organisation of cancer/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients
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