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.
Invasive home mechanical ventilation is used for patients with chronic respiratory insufficiency. This elaborate and technology-dependent ventilation is carried out via an artificial airway (tracheal cannula) to the trachea. […]
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 […]
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 […]
An application was received to review the evidence on the ‘The Da Vinci Surgical System’ for the treatment of gynecologic malignancies (e.g. endometrial and cervical cancers). […]
A comprehensive evaluation of the BreastScreen Australia Program has been conducted, under the direction of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) and managed by the […]
The Center for Medicare Management at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requested this report from The Technology Assessment Program (TAP) at the Agency […]
This rapid assessment concerns the clinical effectiveness and the efficiency of innovative surgical technologies proposed for the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions: interspinous spacers and pedicle screw systems. […]
Many patients take oral anticoagulants, usually for very long periods or even lifelong. This treatment improves life expectancy and reduces the risk of thromboembolic events but requires a […]
The purpose of this evidence-based analysis is to examine the safety and efficacy of airway clearance devices (ACDs) for cystic fibrosis and attempt to differentiate between […]
In June 2008, the Medical Advisory Secretariat began work on the Diabetes Strategy Evidence Project, an evidence-based review of the literature surrounding strategies for successful management […]