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)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) for Treatment of Aortic Valve Stenosis: An Evidence-Based Analysis

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 […]

Health technology assessment of a national deep brain stimulation service in Ireland

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 – […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI): a Health Technology Assessment Update

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Insertion – TAVI – is a technique involving the implantation of an artificial valve into a narrowed aortic valve without the need to stop […]

Health technology assessment in surgery

 This review focuses on how surgical methods should be assessed from a health technology perspective. The use of randomized controlled trials, population based registries, systematic literature […]

Internet-Based Device-Assisted Remote Monitoring of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices: An Evidence-Based Analysis

The objective of this Medical Advisory Secretariat (MAS) report was to conduct a systematic review of the available published evidence on the safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of […]

A Health Technology Assessment Report on Mandibular Two-Implant Overdentures

The primary objectives of this Health Technology Assessment (HTA) were to assess clinical outcomes (clinician- and patient-based) of ball-type mandibular two-implant overdenture treatment in comparison to treatment with: […]

Effectiveness of Cochlear Implants in Adults with Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Sensorineural hearing loss is the third leading cause of disability during the adult years, according to the World Health Organization. This type of hearing loss is […]

Computed Tomography and Its Carcinogenic Effects in Children and Youth in Québec

Developments in diagnostic radiology have made it possible not only to perform increasingly precise scans and but also to reduce their associated radiation doses. Yet the […]

ECG-based Signal Analysis Technologies

In patients where coronary artery disease (CAD) is suspected – either because of the presence of risk factors for CAD or because of symptoms that may […]

Comparative effectiveness of MRI in breast cancer (COMICE) trial: a randomised controlled trial

MRI might improve diagnosis of breast cancer, reducing rates of reoperation. We assessed the clinical efficacy of contrast-enhanced MRI in women with primary breast cancer.We undertook an […]