[Map on shared resources in health technology assessment]

Galnares-Cordero L, Gutierrez-Ibarluzea I, Alcázar R, Duque B, Casal B, Guerra M, Mejuto T, Muñoz I, Parada A, Reza M, Romero A, Rodríguez R, Salas M, Sobrido M
Record ID 32018000522
Original Title: Mapa de recursos compartidos en evaluación de tecnologías sanitárias
Authors' objectives: To assess the real needs of HTA agencies and units in terms of information resources used for the elaboration of their reports.
Authors' results and conclusions: Some HTA reports detail more extensively the aspects of the literature search. Others only have the references selected for analysis. This often makes it difficult to determine the most appropriate resources to conduct information searches. Also, the approach of each individual technology provides a different requirement, so the information necessary for a technology may not be necessary in the case of another. Among the less used databases in the elaboration of HTA reports are those related to clinical questions. Finally, the construction of a common space is something demanded as a basis for a community based HTA, making research more competitive, coordinated, efficient and dynamic. The creation of a platform provides a set of services and the location of useful information. Conclusions and Recommendations The sources used in preparing the documents vary from one organization to another, although there are a number of common accessed resources. It is necessary to establish between the various agencies and units, a system to share resources and develop catalogues in order to facilitate access to library materials.
Authors' methods: A review of HTA organizations’ documents has been conducted in order to establish the resources commonly used in biomedical information retrieval. It has also been carried out an analysis using multiple databases subscribed to know how they have been used and to test the real need of them and their management. Finally, we have tried to generate and formalize a common repository to access to bibliographic material generated for HTA organizations.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Other
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
  • Databases, Bibliographic
  • Information Science
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Health Technology Assesment
  • Biomedical Technology Assessment
  • Information Resources
  • Search Strategy
  • Bibliographic Database
  • Bases de datos Bibliográficas
  • Estrategia de Búsqueda
  • Recursos de Información
  • Evaluación de Tecnologías Sanitarias
Organisation Name: Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: C/ Donostia – San Sebastián, 1 (Edificio Lakua II, 4ª planta) 01010 Vitoria - Gasteiz
Contact Name: Lorea Galnares-Cordero
Contact Email: lgalnares@bioef.eus
Copyright: Osteba (Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment) Health Department of the Basque Government
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.