Element card for assessment element E0004 in HTA Core Model Application for Diagnostic Technologies (1.1) application

E. Costs and economic evaluation

Indirect Costs

What is the impact of the technology on indirect costs?


Indirect costs include costs to society of lost production. This can be due to patient’s temporary absence from work due to illness, reduced working capacity due to illness and disablement, or lost production due to an early death

The data are available from different registers e.g. register on sick leave, sickness allowance, patient administration systems/ clinical databases, earlier studies, cost diaries.


Overlap with societal domain.

Kristensen 2007