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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 (1999-2020)

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WHO technical specifications for oxygen concentrators

The purpose of this guidance document is for the appropriate selection, procurement, utilization and maintenance of oxygen concentrators. This document also focuses on recommendations for the appropriate use and maintenance of oxygen concentrators in an effort to increase the availability, management and quality of oxygen concentrators and, ultimately, to improve health outcomes in LRS. This document […]

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 use of AIMS for adult patients undergoing surgery? Key Findings: Two non-randomized studies were identified, regarding the clinical effectiveness of using Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS) for adult patients undergoing […]

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 are the evidence-based guidelines regarding securement of patients for transport in the pre-hospital setting?  Key Findings: One evidence-based guideline was identified regarding securement of children for transport in the pre-hospital […]

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 care and maintenance of BGDs in adults? What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the training and maintenance of competency associated with the removal and re-insertion of BGDs in adults? KEY […]

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 controlling hemorrhagic wounds in adults? What is the cost-effectiveness associated with the use of the following types of junctional tourniquets for controlling hemorrhagic wounds in adults: Abdominal Aortic Junctional Tourniquet, […]

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 use of wireless devices when in the vicinity of patient monitoring equipment in any healthcare delivery setting? What are the evidenced-based guidelines for the use of wireless devices in any […]

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 health care settings?  KEY MESSAGE  Four systematic reviews were identified regarding the use and effectiveness of hand-held wireless devices for the delivery of patient care in a variety of health […]

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 health care settings?  KEY MESSAGE  Four systematic reviews were identified regarding the use and effectiveness of hand-held wireless devices for the delivery of patient care in a variety of health […]

Principles of Conformity Assessment for Medical Devices

This document was produced by the Global Harmonization Task Force, a voluntary international group of representatives from medical device regulatory authorities and trade associations from Europe, the United States of America (USA), Canada, Japan and Australia. The document is intended to provide non-binding guidance to regulatory authorities for use in the regulation of medical devices, and […]

Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices. (WHO Medical Device Technical Series)

Health technology assessment (HTA) has emerged as an important tool for supporting the core functions of an effective global health system. Actions by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other global health organizations are necessary to support regional and national initiatives for the advancement of HTA in developing and emerging countries (i.e. nations in the process […]