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.
Many patients take oral anticoagulants, usually for very long periods or even lifelong. This treatment improves life expectancy and reduces the risk of thromboembolic events but requires a close and inconvenient monitoring. Indeed, various factors such as diet or concomitant medications can affect the action of the anticoagulant. Doses should therefore be regularly adapted to prevent either the formation of […]