You are invited to participate in a new survey on Health Technology Assessments.

We believe that patients must have access to healthcare that includes timely, safe, effective, affordable, optimal, non-discriminatory and innovative treatments, health services, health devices, health products and pharmaceuticals.

 

By completing this survey, WPA will be able to learn about your experiences with healthcare processes: are you being listened to? are your needs being met? is your perspective being valued?

We believe that every patient matters - fill out the survey to tell us about your experiences.

 

WPA believes:

HTA can provide crucial information regarding multiple aspects of healthcare that can have a positive impact on the lives of patients.

A properly developed assessment process can favor the establishment of a truly patient-centered healthcare system that covers quality and safety comprehensively and promotes a 'Get it Right the First Time' culture.

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* 1. Name of the organization that you are a member of/involved with?

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* 2. What is the location of your organization?

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* 3. Has anyone from your government reached out to your organization regarding healthcare needs?

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* 4. Rank your concerns for the following areas for new medicines using numbers 1 “no concerns” through 5 “most concerned”:

  1 - “No concerns” 2 3 4 5 - “Most concerned”
Safety of new medicine 
Access to new medicine 
Cost of new medicine
New medicines/innovation being created and made available
Having your voice heard and listened to in decision making/ Your opinions being taken into consideration during treatment
Transparency in decision-making

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* 5. How involved do you feel in the decision-making process with your healthcare?

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* 6. I believe my healthcare provider is listening to my input when making treatment decisions:

Patient inputs

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* 7. As a patient, do you feel that your treatment preferences could be better addressed by your healthcare system?

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* 8. What do you believe is the biggest determining factor for your healthcare provider in choosing your treatment?

Relative Weight of the Patient Voice

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* 9. I believe my opinion is taken into greater consideration by my current healthcare system over the cost of my treatment

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* 10. Cost-effectiveness in treatment options is important; do you believe this is more important than having your needs/opinions met?

Joint effort

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* 11. There must be a stronger inclusion of the patient voice in health technology assessments. By ranking the options below, who would you prefer to represent the patient voice? Rate 1-4 using 1 as most important through 4 least important

  1 - Most Important 2 3 4 - Least Important
Patients
Patient advocacy organizations (example: WPA)
Industry representatives
Other governmental bodies…please provide details
Level of involvement

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* 12. Has your organization participated as a patient or patient representative during a Health Technology Assessment process or in decision-making committees?

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* 13. How was your input received?

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* 14. Did you hear back from the committee or decision-makers?

Participation formats

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* 15. What does your organization believe is the most effective way for patients to participate in sharing their perspective?

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* 16. Why do you believe this is the most effective method of sharing the patient perspective?

Level of knowledge

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* 17. My organization is adequately educated regarding Health Technology Assessment processes

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* 18. What approaches have you utilized in incorporating/communicating your patient voice into healthcare decisions? Select all that apply

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* 19. Could your organization benefit from receiving training or resources on how to effectively communicate the patient voice?

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* 20. If yes, please rank the types of materials and/or trainings that would be most helpful to you and your organization:

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