Swedish agency for HTA

The Swedish agency for health technology assessment and assessment of social services (SBU) evaluates methods used by medical and social services, and was founded in 1987. It is an independent national authority, tasked by the government with assessing health care and social service interventions from a broad perspective, covering medical, economic, ethical and social aspects.


Practice-based research and scientific evaluation within health care and social services

In 2017, the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU) was instructed by the Swedish Government to identify areas of strategic importance within health care and social services lacking substantial scientific evidence. This work should be based on SBU observations following the evaluation of evidence […]


Assistive Technology – Digital tools that involve social stimulation for mental health in later life

Background Assistive technology includes digital tools and information technologies that aim to maintain or increase the security, activity, social participation, or independence of individuals who have or are at risk of developing mental ill health or impairments. Assistive technology overlaps with traditional adaptive technology as it includes compensatory and medical […]


Work-directed interventions for patients with stress-related disorders

Reactions to severe stress, maladaptive stress responses, and the Swedish stress diagnosis exhaustion syndrome are common reasons for long-term sick leave. Stress-related disorders have multiple causes but are in many cases attributed to the individual’s work situation and workload. Work-directed rehabilitation is commonly recommended in combination with other kinds of […]


Treatment for hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is due to an underactive thyroid gland. This means that the thyroid gland can’t make enough thyroid hormone to keep the body running normally. The major form of thyroid hormone in the blood is Levothyroxine (T4), and Triiodothyronine (T3). The goal of therapy is to reverse all the clinical […]


Adherence to lifestyle advice

A common advice for diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperlipidaemia is to change lifestyle. The advice can be for example to reduce the amount of fat, sugar and salt in the food, lose weight, exercise daily, reduce alcohol consumption and stop smoking. An important question is if there […]


Behandling och bedömning i rättspsykiatrisk vård – En kartläggning av systematiska översikter

Kartläggningen är ett regeringsuppdrag som följde av Bergwallkommissionens slutbetänkande år 2015. Statens beredning för medicinsk och social utvärdering (SBU) har gjort denna kartläggning för att ta reda på inom vilka områden det finns behov av kunskap kring insatser i rättspsykiatrisk vård. Uppdraget kommer från Socialdepartementet som efterlyser ökad kunskap om […]


Behov av praktiknära forskning och vetenskaplig utvärdering inom viktiga områden

En analys av vetenskapliga kunskapsluckor år 2017 inom hälso- och sjukvård, socialtjänst och LSS SBU:s sammanfattning Syfte och målgrupp Statens beredning för medicinsk och social utvärdering (SBU) har i regleringsbrevet för år 2017 fått i uppdrag från regeringen att redovisa och motivera vilka kunskapsbehov och kunskapsluckor som myndigheten bedömer vara […]


Healthy food subsidies

A varied diet based on fruit, vegetables, wholegrain, low-fat dairy products, fish and vegetable oil lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and certain forms of cancer. An important question is if it is possible to increase the consumption of these groceries through subsidies on healthy food […]


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