Knowledge in health technology assessment: who, what, how?

TitleKnowledge in health technology assessment: who, what, how?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsTjørnhøj-Thomsen T, Hansen HP
JournalInternational journal of technology assessment in health care
Date Published2011 Oct
KeywordsDenmark; Health Policy; Humans; Knowledge; Patient Education as Topic; Patient-Centered Care; Technology Assessment, Biomedical
AbstractHealth systems are placing more and more emphasis on designing and delivering services that are focused on the patient, and there is a growing interest in patient aspects of health policy research and health technology assessment (HTA). Only a few HTA agencies use and invest in scientific methods to generate knowledge and evidence about the patient aspects of a given technology. This raises questions about how knowledge is produced in HTA reports and what kind of knowledge is considered relevant. This article uses a Danish HTA on patient education from 2009 as empirical material for a critical examination and discussion of knowledge and knowledge production about the patient aspects of HTA.
Alternate JournalInt J Technol Assess Health Care