Using validated criteria and consulting clinical experts, the most important findings are filtered for a more thorough literature examination (so called early assessment report). In order to be subject to this, the medicine or indication must meet at least one of the below criteria:
It is also considered whether the medicine/indication:
The filtering is carried out in two steps. The first step is in the working group. The medicines/indications which are assessed as interesting or that are difficult to judge, are subject to consultation with County Council clinical experts. The second step is based on the experts’ opinions.
The medicines or indications selected for assessment are listed on the web site for national orderly introduction of new medicines. The Horizon scanning working group also communicate directly with contacts in each of the County Councils.