HSAC prides itself on providing expertise in Health Technology Assessment (HTA). The collaboration reviews clinical and economic evidence relating to health care. This information is used by others, including the New Zealand Ministry of Health, to make decisions about health purchasing, policy and practice.
HSAC is a research initiative that was established in June 2007 by Dr Ray Kirk, Dr Adele Weston, and Dr Sarah Norris and is based at the University of Canterbury. It works under the umbrella of the Health Sciences Centre, University of Canterbury which fosters health-related interdisciplinary initiatives within the University and beyond.
An Australian HTA company, Health Technology Analysts Pty Ltd (www.htanalysts.com
), is the collaborative partner in this initiative. This Sydney based consultancy offers a range of HTA services to Australasian and international clients.
Co-Directors Drs Ray Kirk, Adele Weston and Sarah Norris and their research teams bring together expertise in HTA, epidemiology, health economics, health services evaluation, medicine and public health.
HSAC’s research is disseminated as systematic reviews, systematic review updates, technical briefings, horizon scanning reports and economic evaluations. Visit HSAC’s publications page to read about or download its research findings.
Current projects (planned, ongoing):
References on the country:
International Profiles of Health Care Systems, 2012 Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States
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