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.
Cardiac transplantation is currently the preferred long-term treatment of eligible patients with end-stage advanced heart failure. The availability of donor hearts is limited and not all patients may […]
Implantable cardioverter–defibrillators (ICDs) are battery-powered implantable devices that monitor heart rhythm and deliver therapy in the form of either electric shock or antitachycardia pacing (ATP) when […]
Healthcare systems face an increasing demand for costly medical interventions. The primary concern of a physician is centred around the best possible treatment for his or her patients, […]
Percutaneous closure of patent foreman ovale (PFO) is one of the treatment options for patients with PFO suffering from transient ischemic attacks (TIA), cryptogenic stroke or persistent migraine. […]
This assessment addresses two subpopulations of interest: 1) adult obese patients (grade III obesity/BMI ≥40 or grade II obesity/BMI 35.0–39.9 with comorbidities) 2) patients with Type […]
The target population comprises patients who suffer from resistant hypertension, a con-dition that is linked to sympathetic nervous system overactivity, involving the kidneys. Patients who are […]
The report is developed to answer the question: “Are there economically sustainable new devices to enhance the management of diabetes type I in people aged 0-18 […]
Aortic valvular stenosis, or narrowing of the valve orifice, is a progressive disease that generally affects patients over the age of 65 years in Western countries […]
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR) for patients at high risk for surgery. The objective of this analysis […]
DBS is a surgical procedure for the relief of motor function symptoms in patients with movement disorders – including Parkinson‟s disease, essential tremor and dystonia – […]