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.
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 a relatively new, minimally invasive test for detecting colorectal polyps. The objectives of this analysis were to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and safety of colon capsule endoscopy for the detection of […]
The objective of this health technology policy assessment was to develop a funding policy for the use of capsule endoscopy [Given® Diagnostic Imaging System] in diagnostic work up of patients with gastrointestinal [GI] disease. Capsule endoscopy is currently not an insured health benefit under the Health Insurance Act and no aspect of this service can be billed to the […]