[Dissemination of HTA products. New lines of action]

Casal-Acción B, Alcázar Alcázar R, López-García ML
Record ID 32011000502
Authors' objectives: To analyse policies and initiatives for the diffusion of Spanish and international agencies' HTA products. To assess to what degree the recommendations made by the panel of documentation technicians and experts have been implemented in HTA-agency diffusion policies. To identify changes in strategies, and propose new lines of action designed to consolidate the area of interest.
Authors' recomendations: Few organisations publish formats that are purpose-adapted to audiences. The format of documents published as ARs limits their impact. The new diffusion channels provided by Web 2.0 are beginning to be used by HTA agencies, though more widespread use is envisaged due to the impact of these products and the user-friendliness of data in terms of access, location, visits, etc. A regular bulletin available via a website or e-mail is regarded as a useful diffusion system which enables end-users to learn directly about an organisation's latest news. Publishing in a country's native language may pose a barrier to dissemination, since English is the predominant language for scientific production in HTA.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Information Dissemination
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Organisation Name: Scientific Advice Unit, avalia-t; The Galician Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS)
Contact Address: Conselleria de Sanidade, Xunta de Galicia, San Lazaro s/n 15781 Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Tel: 34 981 541831; Fax: 34 981 542854;
Contact Name: avalia-t@sergas.es
Contact Email: avalia-t@sergas.es
Copyright: Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment (AVALIA-T)
This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA or other HTA producer. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database.