The patient perspective

PREFER looks at how and when it is best to perform and include patient preferences in decision making during the medical product life cycle. We include patient stakeholders at every level of the project. The end-result will be recommendations to support development of guidelines for industry, Regulatory Authorities and HTA bodies.

  • Why do we need a Public-Private partnership?

  • Giving patients a voice in drug development

  • What is a patient preference?

  • Whose preferences are we collecting?

Launching the public consultation!

PREFER project has developed a framework with points to consider when selecting methods for industry, regulators and health technology assessment bodies for how to use patient preferences as input in medical product decision making. We have asked the European Medicines Agency and EUnetHTA to assess our framework and issue a public opinion on how useful our approach is from the regulatory- and health technology assessment perspective. Today, EMA published the draft opinion for public consultation! We now invite you and other stakeholders to give your input by 25 November 2021!

Learn more & give input! 

Finding out what patients prefer

Patient Preferences in Benefit-Risk Assessments during the Drug Life Cycle (PREFER) is a five year public-private research project where academic researchers, HTA, patient organisations, and the pharmaceutical industry work together to find out when, and how patients’ treatment preferences can be used in medical product development.

We are looking forward to sharing our findings with you!

Mats G. Hansson, Uppsala University, Coordinator
Conny Berlin, Novartis, Project Leader

Mats G. Hansson, co-ordinator & Conny Berlin, project leader, PREFER
Last modified: 2021-10-20