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.
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 […]
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia seen in general practice and is associated with a five-fold increase in the risk of stroke. Strokes related […]
RESEARCH QUESTIONS What are the evidence-based guidelines for the removal and re-insertion of balloon gastrostomy devices (BGDs) in adults? What are the evidence-based guidelines for the […]
RESEARCH QUESTIONS What is the clinical effectiveness of junctional tourniquets for controlling hemorrhagic wounds in adults? What is the safety associated with using junctional tourniquets for […]
RESEARCH QUESTIONS What is the evidence that wireless devices interfere with patient monitoring equipment in any healthcare delivery setting? What is the evidence for the safe […]
On 25 July 2013, the then Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, requested that the Health Information and Quality Authority undertake a health technology assessment (HTA) […]
In Italy, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of mortality, morbidity, and disability. Among all cardiovascular diseases, a prominent role is played by heart failure (HF), […]