ANALYSIS OF HTA PROCESSES IN EUROPE AND BULGARIA UNDER CONDITIONS OF DYNAMIC ECONOMY
S. Georgiev and A. Yanakieva
ABSTRACT: Objectives: The purpose of the study is to analyze the relationship between the socio-economic characteristics and the availability of HTA agencies across Europe as well as conducting comparisment with the process in Bulgaria. The World Bank database is used in order to take in to consideration different indicators and demographic characteristics of the countries.
Methods: The subject of this study is the HTA institution. A sociological survey method has been used to divide participants from countries with HTAs and without HTAs agencies. Through a documentary method, 175 countries of different regions classified by the World Bank were analyzed based on socio-economic indicators. Moreover, the necessary information was extracted from the HTA agencie’s protocols and official documents. Results: The relationship between the demographic and economic indicators in the various World Bank Group's revenues was analyzed. A question regarding World Bank grouping based on income and population, life expectancy, health costs per capita, and GNI was asked in order to investigate the
correlation between socio-economic characteristics and the implementing of the process of HTA. 38.3% of all countries in the world that are subject to analysis have an HTA agency. In countries with low average income, the distribution of HTAs is 21.4% with HTA against 78.6% without HTA activities.
Conclusion: Understanding the processes at the HTA institutions while approaching by adapting the world experience is a safe formula for success while considering good HTA practices. From the presented we can conclude that for each group there is a statistically significant relationship.
Keywords: HTA, Social Indicators, Economic Indicators, Bulgariа