Directory of health care registries in Spain useful for health technology assessment. IPE-00/26 (Public report)

Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias
Record ID 32001000067
Authors' objectives:

The aim of this report is to identify and describe Spanish health care registries useful in Health Technology Assessment, to describe the potential uses of health care registries in Health Technology Assessment, and to detect health care priority problems which could benefit from the development of a registry system.

Authors' recommendations: The utility of health care registries in Health Technology Assessment and Health Services Research is determined by the research question formulated and by the characteristics of the database. Health care registries have been used in studies of variations in the use of health care services, equity in the access to health care services, diffusion and appropriateness of the use of health care technologies, quality assessment, studies concerned with the effectiveness of health care technologies, and other types of studies. The results show Spanish health information systems are lagging and less developed than other Western countries. Comparing the experience gained with the registries by other countries, for example The Population-based Health Information System of Manitoba (Canada), the importance of developing and promoting health care registries in Spain is evident. We recommend the reinforcement of programmes to develop and coordinate Health Information Systems in Spain, as well as the use and dissemination of already established health care registries.
Authors' methods: Review, Survey
Project Status: Completed
URL for project:
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Organisation Name: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias
Contact Address: Instituto de Salud "Carlos III", Calle Sinesio Delgado 6, Pabellon 4, 28029 Madrid, Spain. Tel: +34 9 1 822 2005; Fax: +34 9 1 387 7841;
Contact Name: Luis M. Sánchez Gómez
Contact Email:
Copyright: Agencia de Evaluacion de Tecnologias Sanitarias
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.