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.
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the most common non-skin cancer in men in Europe. In early stage, prostate cancer is localised and organ-confined. Depend-ing on the risk of progression, the cancerous lesion increases in volume and produces more PSA over time. Localised prostate cancer is often indolent, and has no impact on health; even without treatment. Locally […]
Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder and most often affects the dominant hand and arm. As the tremor gets worse, it can negatively impact quality of life. Medication is the first treatment, but it does not work for many people. The next treatment option is neurosurgery (brain surgery). Presently in Ontario, the neurosurgery options […]
The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requested that AHRQ commission an evidence report to inform CMS of the evidence regarding ultrasound-based monitoring of cardiac output (Doppler). This is currently listed as a Category II procedure (clinical reliability and efficacy not proven), with is “considered experimental and should not be covered at this time”.