Pushing the boundaries of Cost and Outcome analysis of Medical Technologies (COMED)

Pushing the boundaries of Cost and Outcome analysis of Medical Technologies (COMED) is a European Commission Horizon 2020 funded project.

The overarching objective is to push the boundaries of existing methods for cost and outcome evaluation of medical devices, both within the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health System Performance (HSP) frameworks and to develop tools to foster the use of economic evaluation in policymaking. COMED is a highly ambitious project whose predominant purpose is to tangibly improve decision-making process in European healthcare systems, by providing a rigorous evidence base on some of the most pressing issues on the health policy agenda. COMED is a three-year long, intensive research endeavour that will develop novel concepts and approaches across the costs and outcomes evaluation of medical technologies, including use and evaluation of surrogate outcomes.

COMED involves a consortium of research groups that include:
ESMI/PenTAG, University of Exeter Medical School, Exeter;
CERGAS Bocconi University, Milan (coordinator);
HCHE, University of Hamburg, Hamburg;
University of Bern, Bern;
Erasmus University, Rotterdam;
Syreon Research Institute, Budapest.

People involved: Oriana Ciani, Bogdan Grigore and Rod Taylor