Whenever a technology is introduced, there will be an impact on health care budgets. Budget impact analysis attemps to examine the likely impact of introducing a technology on financial outlays from, e.g., the perspective of different payers. Different payers include: government-level insittutions; regions; municipalities; employers; insurance companies and patients/participants. The relevant perspective from which to estimate budget impact may change during different phases of the management process and incentives are connected to this issue. For example: What kind of incentives does the budget impact impose on different actors? How might this potentially impact on each organization? What is the estimated net financial (e.g. annual) cost of introducing the technology? Budget impact analysis provides data to inform an assessment of the affordability of a technology. It also provides a service planning tool to inform decisions about taking the technology into use.
Literature search, reports questionnaires and interviews of different actors of the screening process (monitoring authorities, hospitals, hospital districts, laboratory), information from manufacturers.
A0011, A0020, B0007, B0009,D0023,
Order of doing; to be answered prior to:E0001