Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG)

Alternate name: 
Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG)
Country: 
United Kingdom
World area: 
Europe
The remit of the SHTG is to provide advice on the evidence about the clinical and cost effectiveness of existing and new technologies likely to have significant implications for patient care in Scotland. This advice should support the planning and decision making processes in NHS boards. This includes a horizon scanning function to provide early intelligence on health technologies in development.
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