Medical Writing Medical decision making and health technology assessment

Volume 30, Issue 3 - Medical decision making and health technology assessment

September 2021

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Medical decision making and health technology assessment

From the Editor - Making responsible decisions – every day

President's Message

President's Message



Feature Articles

Medical decision making at the individual and population level: The increasing role of evidence

Global HTA: Past, present, and future

Early benefit assessment of new drugs: The impact on healthcare in Germany

Decision-making in Slovenian outpatient care: Can financial incentives reduce patient waiting lists?

Patients are decision makers too

Quality patient decision aids to support healthcare decision making

EUPATI: Patient engagement through education as an important contributor to shared decision making

The regulatory-HTA decision-making interface: What the medical writer should know

Communicating the findings of health technology assessments: Considering uncertainty

Reporting health economic evaluations: CHEERS and beyond

The medical writers role in health technology assessment submissions

HTA decision-making: Do ethics matter?

Why would the healthcare industry need a doughnut?

Master protocol studies: Embracing the “new normal”

Regular Sections

News from the EMA

Medical Devices

News and Notes from the World of Medical Writing

Regulatory Matters

Veterinary Medical Writing

Medical Communications and Writing for Patients

My First Medical Writing

Good Writing Practice

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Out On Our Own



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Medical Writing is a quarterly publication that aims to educate and inform medical writers in Europe and beyond. Each issue focuses on a specific theme, and all issues include feature articles and regular columns on topics relevant to the practice of medical writing. We welcome articles providing practical advice to medical writers; guidelines and reviews/summaries/updates of guidelines published elsewhere; original research; opinion pieces; interviews; and review articles.

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Editoral Board


Raquel Billiones


Evguenia Alechine

Jonathan Pitt

Managing Editor

Victoria White

Deputy Managing Editor

Alicia Brooks Waltman

Associate Editors

Anuradha Alahari

Jennifer Bell

Nicole Bezuidenhout

Claire Chang

Barbara Grossman

Sarah Milner

John Plant

Sampoorna Rappaz

Amy Whereat

Section Editors

Daniela Kamir


Jennifer Bell


Nicole Bezuidenhout 

Digital Communication

Somsuvro Basu

EMWA News 

Ana Sofia Correia 

Gained in Translation

Ivana Turek

Getting Your Foot in the Door

Wendy Kingdom / Amy Whereat

Good Writing Practice

Alison McIntosh 

In the Bookstores

Maria Kołtowska-Häggström

Lingua Franca and Beyond

Maddy Dyer


Lisa Chamberlain-James

Medical Communications/Writing for Patients

Payal Bhatia

Medical Devices

Evguenia Alechine

My First Medical Writing

Anuradha Alahari

News from the EMA

Adriana Rocha


Tiziana von Bruchhausen


Clare ChangZuo Yen Lee 

Regulatory Matters

Sam Hamilton

Regulatory Public Disclosure

Claire Gudex

Teaching Medical Writing

Louisa Ludwig-Begall / Sarah Kabani

The Crofter: Sustainable Communications

Louisa Marcombes

Veterinary Writing

Editors Emeritus

Elise Langdon-Neuner

Phil Leventhal

Layout Designer

Chris Monk