The Egon Jonsson Award

Recognizing Excellence in the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care

Beginning in 2010, the Egon Jonsson Award is given annually by HTAi to the authors of an outstanding paper in the society's official journal published over the past year.

Winners are selected by HTAi's Scientific and Professional Programs Committee, and are announced during the HTAi Annual Meeting. The Award includes a cash prize of $1,000.

The Award is named in recognition of Professor Egon Jonsson (pictured at left), Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care from its founding in 1985 until 2010.

Recipients 2016

Oriana Ciani, Britni Wilcher, Carl Rudolf Blankart, Maximilian Hatz, Valentina Prevolnik Rupel, Renata Slabe Erker, Yauheniya Varabyova and Rod S. Taylor. “Health technology assessment of medical devices: a survey of non-European union agencies.” IJTACH 31 (January 2015) 154-165.

The following papers were also nominated as finalists for the award:

  • P. Alison Paprica et al. “From talk to action: Policy stakeholders, appropriateness, and selective disinvestment.” (Issue 4)
  • Karen Facey et al. “Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of evidence production for health technology assessment.” (Issue 4)

Recipients 2014

Julie Polisena, Tammy Clifford, Adam G. Elshaug, Craig Mitton, Erin Russell, Becky Skidmore. "Case studies that illustrate disinvestment and resource allocation decision-making processes in health care: a systematic review." IJTACH 29 (April 2013) 174-184.

Recipients 2013

Gerald Gartlehner, Suzanne L. West, Alyssa J. Mansfield, Charles Poole, Elizabeth Tant, Linda J. Lux and Kathleen N. Lohr. "Clinical heterogeneity in systematic reviews and health technology assessments: synthesis of guidance documents and the literature." IJTAHC 28 (January 2012), 36-43.

The following papers were also nominated as finalists for the award:

  • Ingrid Zechmeister and Ines Schumacher. "The impact of Health Technology Assessment Reports on Decision Making in Austria." (Issue 1)
  • Michael Drummond et al. "Can we reliably benchmark Health Technology Assessment organizations?" (Issue 2)

Recipients 2012

Amanda Burls, Lorraine Caron, Ghislaine Cleret de Langavant, Wybo Dondorp, Christa Harstall, Ela Pathak-Sen, Bjørn Hofmann. Tackling ethical issues in health technology assessment: A proposed framework." IJTAHC 27 (July 2011), 230-237.

The following papers were also nominated as finalists for the award:

  • Matthew D. Mitchell et al. “When the decision is what to decide: Using evidence inventory reports to focus health technology assessments.” (Issue 2)
  • Gert Jan van der Wilt, Hans Groenewoud and Piet van Riel. “Bridging the gap between aggregate data and individual patient management: A Bayesian approach.”(Issue 2)

Recipients 2011

Marc A. Koopmanschap, Elly A. Stolk and Xander Koolman. "Dear policy maker: Have you made up your mind? A discrete choice experiment among policy makers and other health professionals." IJTAHC 26 (April 2010), 198-204.

The following papers were also nominated as finalists for the award:

  • D. Craig et al. "Are adverse effects incorporated in economic models? A survey of current practice." (Issue 3)
  • Sigrid Droste, Charalabos-Markos Dintsios and Andreas Gerber. "Information on ethical issues in health technology assessment: How and where to find them." (Issue 4)

Recipients 2010

Paul Trueman, Manjusha Hurry, Matthew Bending and John Hutton. "The feasibility of harmonizing health technology assessments across jurisdictions: A case study of drug eluting stents." IJTAHC 25 (October 2009), 455-462.

The following papers were also nominated as finalists for the award:

  • J Elston and RS Taylor. “Use of surrogate outcomes in cost-effectiveness models: A review of UK HTA Reports.” (Issue 1)
  • Maartje G. H. Nizen et al. “Finding legitimacy for the role of budget impact in drug reimbursement decisions.” (Issue 1)
  • Irfan A. Dhalla et al. “Perspectives on NICE’s recommendations to use health technologies only in research.” (Issue 3)
  • Marcial Velasco Garrido and Sandra Mangiapane. “Surrogate outcomes in HTA: an international comparison.” (Issue 3)
  • Julie Glanville, David Kaunelis and Shalia Mensinkai. “How well do search filters perform in identifying economic evaluations in MEDLINE and EMBASE.” (Issue 4)