Incorporating clinical effectiveness debates into hospital technology assessment: The case of laser treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia

Bassett K, Kazanjian A
Record ID 31997008261
Authors' objectives:

To present an example of the advocacy of evidence-based medicine in the hospital setting, namely, the authors' input to the laser Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Technology Assessment (TA) project at the Greater Victoria Hospital Society (GVHS). Neither the laser treatment of BPH, nor its proponents, are singled out for criticism. Rather , the TA project is used to examine some of the wider issues relevant to health care reform. Of particular interest are the costs and benefits of integrating an appraisal of effectiveness evidence into a TA project, as this directly challenges the expert opinion of the clinicians involved.

Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1996
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Prostatic Hyperplasia
Organisation Name: British Columbia Office of Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: B. C. Office of Health Technology Assessment, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, S-184 Koerner Pavilion, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., V6T 1Z3, Canada.
Copyright: BCOHTA, 1996
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.