Using health technology assessment to support evidence-based decision-making in Canada: an academic perspective.

TitleUsing health technology assessment to support evidence-based decision-making in Canada: an academic perspective.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsXie F, Bowen JM, Sutherland SC, Burke N, Blackhouse G, Tarride J-, O'Reilly D, Goeree R
JournalExpert review of pharmacoeconomics & outcomes research
Volume11
Issue5
Pagination513-21
Date Published2011 Oct
ISSN1744-8379
KeywordsBiomedical Technology; Canada; Decision Making; Delivery of health Care; Evidence-Based Medicine; Humans; Technology Assessment, Biomedical
AbstractHealth technology assessment (HTA) adopts a multidisciplinary approach to comprehensively assess safety, efficacy, effectiveness, economic and organizational impact, and any potential social and ethical implications associated with adoption and diffusion of a technology in a healthcare system. Canada was one of the first pioneers in using HTA as a research tool to support evidence-based decision-making. This article describes the current application of HTA in Canada, with a focus on some federal and Ontario initiatives in which the authors have extensive knowledge and experience to illustrate how academic researchers conduct HTA in collaboration with decision makers. Some issues and challenges are also highlighted that will hopefully stimulate a broader discussion among HTA stakeholders to move HTA forward.
DOI10.1586/erp.11.60
Alternate JournalExpert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res
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