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.
Research Questions: 1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the safety of devices for the securement of patients for transport in the pre-hospital setting? 2. What […]
Colorectal cancer, a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Ontario, can be prevented through early diagnosis and removal of precancerous polyps. Colon capsule endoscopy is […]
Research Questions: What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of the Perceval S sutureless valve for patients requiring aortic valve replacement? What is the cost-effectiveness of […]
Despite many publications reporting on the increased hospital cost of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) compared to direct manual laparoscopic surgery (DMLS) and open surgery (OS), the reported health economic studies lack […]
Peripheral arterial disease is a condition in which atherosclerotic plaques partially or completely block blood flow to the legs. Although percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and metallic stenting […]
Total hip replacement (THR) involves the replacement of a damaged hip joint with an artificial hip prosthesis. Resurfacing arthroplasty (RS) involves replacement of the joint surface of the […]
This report evaluates the current state of evidence regarding effectiveness and harms of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) with a focus on longer-term outcomes and […]
The aim of this rapid assessment is to summarise the information on the relative effectiveness and safety of balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) for the treatment of […]
Benign oesophageal stenosis (BOS) is a condition in which the normal oesophageal lumen is constricted and the normal passage of swallowed food from the upper oesophagus […]
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic progressive lung disease characterised by non-reversible airflow obstruction. Exacerbations are a key cause of morbidity and mortality and place a […]