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.
Finding the equilibrium between raising demand for healthcare services and increasing cost containment pressures needed to guarantee the sustainability is the main challenge of healthcare systems […]
The need for a briefing document on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) arose during the course of 2016 when the European Commission launched the initiative “Strengthening EU […]
Aims and Scope The first research question submitted to KCE concerned the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of the provision of publicly accessible automated external defibrillators (AED) intended for opportunistic […]
Objectives: This study provides an overview of the Republic of Serbia healthcare system and describes the process of developing and conducting health technology assessment (HTA). Methods: […]
Publication of titles and references of harmonised standards under Union harmonisation legislation
Retinitis pigmentosa is an eye disease people are born with. People who have it slowly lose their vision. The Argus II retinal implant is the only […]
The future promises many technological advances in the field of heart valve interventions, like tissue-engineered heart valves (TEHV). Prior to introduction in clinical practice, it is essential to perform early […]
The opportunity cost of inappropriate health policy decisions is greater in Central and Eastern European (CEE) compared with Western European (WE) countries because of poorer population health […]
Research Questions: What is the clinical effectiveness and safety of the Perceval S sutureless valve for patients requiring aortic valve replacement? What is the cost-effectiveness of […]
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic progressive lung disease characterised by non-reversible airflow obstruction. Exacerbations are a key cause of morbidity and mortality and place a […]