HTA of MDs
Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices


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.



Library of Assessments on MDs (1999-2019)

Hydrophilic Catheters: An Evidence-Based Analysis

The objective of this analysis was to review the evidence on the effectiveness of hydrophilic catheters for patients requiring intermittent catheterization. Hydrophilic catheters have a polymer coating that […]

Midurethral Slings for Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence

The objective of the current review was to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of midurethral slings compared with traditional surgery.  This assessment was undertaken in order […]

Screening Mammography: A Reassessment

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 […]

CT scan for head injury with GCS less than 5

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 […]

Coil Embolization for Intracranial Aneurysms: An Evidence-Based Analysis

The objective of this review is to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of coil embolization compared with surgical clipping to treat intracranial aneurysms. Endovascular coil embolization is a […]

Use of Automated External Defibrillators in Cardiac Arrest: An Evidence-Based Analysis

The objectives were to identify the components of a program to deliver early defibrillation that optimizes the effectiveness of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in out-of-hospital and hospital […]

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump for Spasticity: An Evidence-Based Analysis

The objective of this analysis was to conduct an evidence-based analysis of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of intrathecal baclofen for spasticity. Spasticity is a motor disorder characterized by […]

Total Knee Replacement: An Evidence-Based Analysis

The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness, in terms of pain reduction and functional improvement, and costing of total knee replacement (TKR) for people […]

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of dual-chamber pacemakers compared with single-chamber pacemakers for bradycardia due to atrioventricular block or sick sinus syndrome: systematic review and economic evaluation

The objective of the assessment was to estimate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of dualchamber pacemakers versus single-chamber atrial or single-chamber ventricular pacemakers in the treatment of bradycardia due to sick […]

Computer-Assisted Surgery Using Telemanipulators: An Evidence-Based Analysis

The objective of this health technology policy assessment was to determine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of computer-assisted surgery with telemanipulators. The technology for computer-assisted surgery with telemanipulators […]