Health technology assessment in Latin America and the Caribbean.

TitleHealth technology assessment in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBanta D
JournalInternational journal of technology assessment in health care
Volume25 Suppl 1
Date Published2009 Jul
KeywordsHistory, 20th Century; History, 21st Century; Latin America; Technology Assessment, Biomedical; West Indies
AbstractThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas, has tried to promote health technology assessment (HTA) in Latin America for 25 years. A certain awareness of HTA developed in several countries because of these efforts. In the late 1990's, there was a strong movement for health reform in Latin America, and HTA became part of that movement. Countries that now are actively institutionalizing HTA include Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina. Other countries, such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Panam√°, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay, are following these trends and some others seem to be moving in this direction within the next few years.
Alternate JournalInt J Technol Assess Health Care