Ethics in health technology assessment: Understanding health technologies as policies

TitleEthics in health technology assessment: Understanding health technologies as policies
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGiacomini M, Winsor S, Abelson J
JournalHealthcare Management Forum
Volume26
Pagination72 - 76
ISSN0840-4704
AbstractAbstract Health Technology Assessment (HTA) agencies strive to broaden their analyses to address more policy-relevant dimensions, including ethics. This trend has been described as transforming \{HTA\} to health technology policy analysis. A related social science concept, technology-as-policy, suggests useful directions for integrating ethics analysis into technology assessments. It challenges the \{HTA\} field to shift its focus from ethics to values and from evidence to intelligence. We describe these key concepts using recent Canadian and international innovations in \{HTA\} to illustrate promising trends.
URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0840470413000513
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hcmf.2013.04.004