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)

Robotic Surgical System for Radical Prostatectomy: A Health Technology Assessment

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in Canada. It forms in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system and often grows […]

Static Automated External Defibrillators for Opportunistic Use by Bystanders

The report focuses on the use of AEDs as a standalone intervention, i.e. not incorporated into a coordinated public access defibrillation (PAD) programme, because this is currently the dominant […]

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis with Hologic 3D mammography Selenia Dimensions System for use in breast cancer screening

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 […]

Long-Term Continuous Ambulatory ECG Monitors and External Cardiac Loop Recorders for Cardiac Arrhythmia: A Health Technology Assessment

Cardiac arrhythmia is a group of conditions in which the heart is beating too fast, too slow, or erratically. Symptoms of arrhythmia may include chest pain, […]

Health technology assessment on spinal implants

Spinal surgery, including fusion and dynamic stabilisation, is one of the available treatment options for patients with symptomatic degenerative changes of the lumbar or cervical spine. […]

Conceptual model for early health technology assessment of current and novel heart valve interventions

The future promises many technological advances in the field of heart valve interventions, like tissue-engineered heart valves (TEHV). Prior to introduction in clinical practice, it is essential to perform early […]

Left Ventricular Assist Devices for Destination Therapy: A Health Technology Assessment

 Left ventricular assist devices help keep blood flowing through the body by assisting a specific chamber in the hearts of patients with severe heart failure. A […]

Endovascular therapy using mechanical thrombectomy devices for acute ischaemic stroke

The aim of this project was to examine the effectiveness and safety of mechanical thrombectomy plus standard of care versus standard of care alone, in adults […]

Mechanical Thrombectomy in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Health Technology Assessment

In Ontario, current treatment for eligible patients who have an acute ischemic stroke is intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). However, there are some limitations and contraindications to IVT, […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for Treatment of Aortic Valve Stenosis: A Health Technology Assessment

 The aortic valve is one of four valves in the heart. It allows blood to flow from the left ventricle of the heart into the aorta […]