Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technology Centre for Healthcare (MATCH)

prog-matchMATCH is a research collaboration between four UK universities (Birmingham, Brunel, Nottingham & Ulster), and a cohort of industrial partners, funded (since 2003) by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and partner subscriptions. It is further supported by stakeholders from the NHS and other public sector organisations.

MATCH provides support in the field of health technology assessment (HTA), bringing together expertise in health economics, engineering and social sciences with the aim of delivering methods and tools to assess the value of medical devices. Improved decision-making will allow companies to bring more effective devices to market sooner and at lower cost, while healthcare providers will be able to quickly and confidently adopt devices.