Health Quality Ontario (HQO) Health Technology Assessment program

Alternate name: 
Programme d’Évaluation des technologies de la santé de Qualité des services de santé Ontario (QSSO)
World area: 
America, North
Health Quality Ontario is the province’s advisor on health care quality. Health Quality Ontario’s Health Technology Assessment (HTA) program develops HTA reports that analyze available evidence on clinical benefit, value for money, and patient preferences and values. HTA reports are prepared by a team of medical librarians, clinical epidemiologists, health economists, patient engagement program analysts, and medical editors in consultation with health service researchers, patients, families, caregivers, clinical experts, and industry. The focus of Health Quality Ontario’s HTA program is non-drug health technologies. This includes, but is not limited to, medical devices, medical tests, surgical procedures, health care programs, and complex health system interventions, including models of health care delivery.
References on the country: 

Journal Article

Web Article

Canada - GHO Country statistics. Vol 2014. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO); 2014. Abstract
Canada - OECD Countries. Vol 2014. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); 2014.


Marchildon GP. Canada: Health system review. Vol 15 (1). Sagan A, Thomson S, editors. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2013. Abstract