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.
In Ontario, current treatment for eligible patients who have an acute ischemic stroke is intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). However, there are some limitations and contraindications to IVT, and outcomes may not be favourable for patients with stroke caused by a proximal intracranial occlusion. An alternative is mechanical thrombectomy with newer devices, and a number of recent studies […]
The aim of this project was to examine the effectiveness and safety of mechanical thrombectomy plus standard of care versus standard of care alone, in adults aged 18 years or older with acute ischaemic stroke in the anterior and/or posterior region. CE-marked aspiration/suction devices, and stent and coil retrievers, were included in the analysis. The assessment […]