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HTAi is the global scientific and professional society for all those who produce, use, or encounter HTA. HTAi embraces all stakeholders, including researchers, agencies, policymakers, industry, academia, health service providers, and patients/consumers, and acts as a neutral forum for collaboration and the sharing of information and expertise. With members from 59 countries and six continents, HTAi is a thriving global network.
Osteba, Basque Office for HTA. Osteba was established in June 1992. It is accountable to the Knowledge Management and Evaluation Directorate of the Department of Health and Consumer Affairs in the Basque Country. Osteba is funded from the Health Department budget. Advisory committees provide scientific support and identify priorities in a structured way. OSTEBA works in close collaboration with epidemiology research units and the Drug Information Centre of the Basque Country and Coordinates the Spanish new and emerging health technologies Early Awareness and Alert network.
Osakidetza, Basque Health Service. The Health Organization Law of Euskadi (Basque Country, one of the Spanish Autonomous Regions) created Osakidetza in 1983, the Basque healthcare service. Osakidetza is a public entity of private law. It belongs and it is dedicated to the Regional Health and Consumers Affairs Ministry. This decentralized institution gives an entire autonomy to the public health management and to the healthcare organization at each level. The regional major principles are a universal care access, free care for users, high quality services and very high health level for all the Basque people.
Department of Health and Consumer Affairs of the Basque Government is the regulator and financier Basque Autonomous Health System, and assumes the responsibilities of ensuring the rights and participation of the citizens, the necessary actions to ensure the general protection of public health, and the basic package benefits offered by the NHS. It assesses the levels of health of the population, the conditions of access to health services and the set of priorities for health policy with regard to different health problems, social groups of priority attention and service modalities to develop a health system with high standards of quality, equity and accountability.