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)

New and emerging technologies for breast cancer detection

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 […]

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices

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 […]

Core HTA on MSCT Coronary Angiography

The EUnetHTA project aims at facilitating HTA information sharing within Europe. In order to achieve this, the development of a standardised structure for the conduction and […]

Core HTA on Drug Eluting Stents

This report is an HTA on drug eluting stents. It is an application of the HTA Core Model for medical and surgical interventions and hence called […]

Percutaneous heart valve implantation in congenital and degenerative valve disease. A rapid Health Technology Assessment.

This Health Technology Assessment report summarises current evidence supporting the use of percutaneous heart valves in degenerative aortic valve and congenital pulmonary outflow tract disease, as compared to […]

Evaluation of the Evidence on Benefits and Harms of Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use in Critical Care Settings

The Center of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requested that the Tufts Medical Center Evidence-based Practice Center (Tufts EPC) conduct a technology assessment report on pulmonary […]

Esophageal Doppler Ultrasound-Based Cardiac Output Monitoring for Real-Time Therapeutic Management of Hospitalized Patients

The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requested that AHRQ commission an evidence report to inform CMS of the evidence regarding ultrasound-based monitoring of cardiac […]

The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: a Health Technology Assessment

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is defined as a natural death due to cardiac causes, heralded by an abrupt loss of consciousness within one hour of the […]

Nanotechnology: An Evidence-Based Analysis

Due to continuing advances in the development of structures, devices, and systems with a length of about 1 to 100 nanometres (nm) (1 nm is one billionth […]

Gastric Electrical Stimulation (Enterra TM Therapy System) for the Treatment of Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis (GP) is a disorder manifested by delayed gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Clinically, GP may be associated with severe nausea, vomiting, and malnutrition. The […]