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.
In Norway, breast cancer screening is offered through a publicly funded program to women in the age group 50-69 on a biennial basis. Breast cancer incidence is relatively higher among women in this age group than it is among younger women. The purpose of the screening program is to reduce breast cancer-related mortality by detecting tumors at an earlier stage. […]
A comprehensive evaluation of the BreastScreen Australia Program has been conducted, under the direction of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) and managed by the Department of Health and Ageing. To inform this evaluation, the Department of Health and Ageing requested that the Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (Health PACT) undertake a Horizon Scan […]
Screening mammography, a technique which is 50 years old, aims to advance the diagnosis of breast cancer in order to offer early treatment, thereby improving the chances of cure. The practice of mammography, in constant evolution, varies widely according to the equipment used, the interpretation of films, and program aspects such as the age of women when they are […]