Local health technology assessment: a guide for health authorities

Hailey D
Record ID 32003000021
Authors' objectives:

This guide is intended to help policy and decision-makers in health care who require advice on health technologies that are raising questions at the local level, for example within Regional Health Authorities.

Decision-makers in health care have to make informed choices on which technologies to pay for and on how they ought to be used. Decision-makers in health authorities have to consider a range of health technologies that will impact on the local health care systems and the people that they serve. The issues will often be complex and include scientific and economic considerations.

Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a tool to help decision-makers on such issues. Decision-makers in health authorities may benefit both from HTA information that is available from other agencies and from local application of HTA principles. Both options are considered in this guide.

Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Decision Making
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Organisation Name: Institute of Health Economics
Contact Address: 1200, 10405 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5J 3N4. Tel: +1 780 448 4881; Fax: +1 780 448 0018;
Contact Name: djuzwishin@ihe.ca
Contact Email: djuzwishin@ihe.ca
Copyright: <p>Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR)</p>
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.