Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Queensland
The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Program in Queensland Health has been operational since June 2009 and was established to facilitate a coordinated and evidence-based process to inform policy, funding and clinical decisions on new health technologies in the public sector. HTA is a multidisciplinary field of scientific research to inform policy and clinical decision-making on the introduction and diffusion of health technologies. HTA studies the clinical, economic, organisational, social and ethical implications of health technology. The scope and methods of HTA may be adapted to respond to the policy needs of a particular health system.