Guidelines

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)

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Devices for the securement of patients for pre-hospital transport: clinical evidence and guidelines

Research Questions: 1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the safety of devices for the securement of patients for transport in the pre-hospital setting?  2. What […]

Anaesthesia information management systems for patients undergoing surgery: clinical effectiveness and guidelines

Research Questions: What is the clinical effectiveness of using Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) for adult patients undergoing surgery? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the […]

Appropriate Use of Hand-Held Wireless Devices in Health Care Settings: Guidelines

 RESEARCH QUESTION  What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the appropriate use of hand-held wireless devices for the delivery of patient care in a variety of […]

Balloon Gastrostomy Devices for Adults: Guidelines for Replacement, Maintenance, and Training

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 […]

Junctional Tourniquets for Controlling Hemorrhage from Wounds in Adults: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, Safety, and Guidelines

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 […]

Wireless Device Use and Patient Monitoring Equipment in Any Healthcare Delivery Setting: A Review of Safety and Guidelines

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 […]