Health technology assessment in Australia: a need to re-focus.

TitleHealth technology assessment in Australia: a need to re-focus.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsHailey DM
JournalJournal of quality in clinical practice
Volume16
Issue3
Pagination123-9
Date Published1996 Sep
ISSN1320-5455
KeywordsAustralia; Financial Support; Health Planning Councils; Health Policy; Humans; Interinstitutional Relations; Models, Organizational; Regional Health Planning; Technology Assessment, Biomedical
AbstractHealth technology assessment in Australia has been undertaken for a number of years. While there have been many useful achievements, problems remain with the coverage and timeliness of assessments and with access to information on healthcare technologies. Further desirable developments might include greater involvement of State agencies, professional bodies and industry, and the identification of a single focus for provision of information.
Alternate JournalJ Qual Clin Pract