HTA is multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a health technology in health care.
The term Health Technology refers to application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.
Developments in diagnostic radiology have made it possible not only to perform increasingly precise scans and but also to reduce their associated radiation doses. Yet the growing use of these scans in medical practice and the advent of new technologies expose the population to an increasingly high collective dose. Computed tomography (CT) has been estimated to […]
The EUnetHTA project aims at facilitating HTA information sharing within Europe. In order to achieve this, the development of a standardised structure for the conduction and reporting of HTAs, a HTA Core Model, was considered essential. Work Package (WP) 4 of the EUnetHTA Project developed two applications of the HTA Core Model – one for medical […]
Head injury is a significant economic, social and medical problem all over the world. For this reason, prognostic factors in head injury are of major importance to all surgeons who treat severely injured patients. Outcome of severe head injury is frequently determined at the time of impact, and surgical and medical treatment is often ineffective. Often […]