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 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, Peter Neumann, Bengt Jönsson, Bryan Luce, J. Sanford Schwartz, Uwe Siebert and Sean D. Sullivan. "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:

  • Mitchell, Williams, Kuntz & Umscheid. “When the decision is what to decide: Using evidence inventory reports to focus health technology assessments” (Issue 2)
  • van der Wilt, Groenewoud & van Riel. “Bridging the gap between aggregate data and individual patient management: A Bayesian approach”(Issue 2)

Recipients 2011

Koopmanschap, Stolk &  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:

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

Recipients 2010

P Trueman et al., "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 et al., “Use of surrogate outcomes in cost-effectiveness models: A review of UK HTA Reports” (Issue 1)
  • MGH Nizen et al., “Finding legitimacy for the role of budget impact in drug reimbursement decisions” (Issue 1)
  • I Dhalla et al., “Perspectives on NICE’s recommendations to use health technologies only in research” (Issue 3)
  • M Velasco Garrido et sal., “Surrogate outcomes in HTA: an international comparison” (Issue 3)
  • J Glanville et al., “How well do search filters perform in identifying economic evaluations in MEDLINE and EMBASE” (Issue 4)