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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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Intermittent Catheters for Chronic Urinary Retention: A Health Technology Assessment

People who cannot empty their bladder on their own may develop chronic urinary retention. If not managed, this condition can lead to serious health problems. Urine that […]

Catheter Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

This report evaluates the current state of evidence regarding effectiveness and harms of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) with a focus on longer-term outcomes and […]

Renal denervation systems or treatment-resistant hypertension

The target population comprises patients who suffer from resistant hypertension, a con-dition that is linked to sympathetic nervous system overactivity, involving the kidneys. Patients who are […]

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 […]

Hydrophilic Catheters: An Evidence-Based Analysis

The objective of this analysis was to review the evidence on the effectiveness of hydrophilic catheters for patients requiring intermittent catheterization. Hydrophilic catheters have a polymer coating that […]