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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 (1999-2019)

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Retinal Prosthesis System for Advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Health Technology Assessment Update

 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 […]

Conceptual model for early health technology assessment of current and novel heart valve interventions

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 […]

Transoral Robotic Surgery: A Review of Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness

RESEARCH QUESTIONS  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of TORS for patients with early stage oral or oropharyngeal cancer?  2. What is the clinical effectiveness of […]

Total hip replacement and surface replacement for the treatment of pain and disability resulting from end-stage arthritis of the hip (review of technology appraisal guidance 2 and 44): systematic review and economic evaluation

Total hip replacement (THR) involves the replacement of a damaged hip joint with an artificial hip prosthesis. Resurfacing arthroplasty (RS) involves replacement of the joint surface of the […]

Mitral Valve Clip for Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation: An Evidence-Based Analysis

Many of the 500,000 North American patients with chronic mitral regurgitation may be poor candidates for mitral valve surgery. The objective of this study was to investigate […]

Colon Capsule Endoscopy for the Detection of Colorectal Polyps: An Evidence-Based Analysis

Colorectal cancer, a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Ontario, can be prevented through early diagnosis and removal of precancerous polyps. Colon capsule endoscopy is […]

Perceval S sutureless valve for aortic valve replacement: a review of the clinical effectiveness, safety, and cost-effectiveness

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 […]

The cost-effectiveness of domiciliary non-invasive ventilation in patients with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and economic evaluation

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 […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI): a Health Technology Assessment Update

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Insertion – TAVI – is a technique involving the implantation of an artificial valve into a narrowed aortic valve without the need to stop […]

Insulin pump therapy for type 1 diabetes

The Alberta Health and Wellness’ Executive Committee accepted the Alberta Health Technology Decision Program’s Advisory Committee’s recommendation to undertake a STE analysis of insulin delivery systems. The purpose […]