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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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Robotic Surgical System for Radical Prostatectomy: A Health Technology Assessment

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men in Canada. It forms in the prostate gland of the male reproductive system and often grows […]

Comparative health technology assessment of robotic-assisted, direct manual laparoscopic and open surgery: a prospective study

Despite many publications reporting on the increased hospital cost of robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) compared to direct manual laparoscopic surgery (DMLS) and open surgery (OS), the reported health economic studies lack […]

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 […]

Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery for Gynecologic and Urologic Oncology

An application was received to review the evidence on the ‘The Da Vinci Surgical System’ for the treatment of gynecologic malignancies (e.g. endometrial and cervical cancers). […]