Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1134345)
Received: 31 October 2017
Accepted: 8 October 2018
First Online: 29 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This survey was conducted as part of a workshop co-organised by the Department of Health Research, Government of India, and the International Decision Support Initiative, a network of priority-setting institutions. Participants were invited to take part in the survey during the workshop; completion of the survey was voluntary. In the questionnaire, the team sought personal opinions about the current status of and potential for health technology assessment in India. The questions were general and were not harmful to our subjects. Personal details were not requested as part of this survey and participants were notified that the data collected would be analysed anonymously. Finally, participants were informed that the results of the survey would be presented. For the above reasons, the team did not seek ethical approval for this study.
: Not applicable.
: All authors are either currently working or have previously worked in India as part of the International Decision Support Initiative to support the development of health technology assessment in the country.
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