Strategies for the diffusion and dissemination of health technology assessment (HTA) products

Sobrido Prieto M, Gonzalez Guitian C, Cerda Mota T
Record ID 32009100343
Authors' objectives:

To analyse experiences in diffusion and dissemination of products issued and activities undertaken by HTA agencies and units, both at home and abroad.

Authors' recommendations: The type of document varies. Agencies focus their work on assessment reports, followed by technical reports and technological briefing. These documents are basically targeted at an administrative audience. In such cases, there seems to be no format specifically adapted to these users, other than abridged and complete versions. The clinical audience ranks second. In most cases focus tends to centre on clinicians, with other health professions being targeted by way of exception. The remaining users (research community, media, etc.) appear to be sporadically reflected. Web pages are the most widely used element, with information on the mission, structure and activities undertaken. Yet, users are seldom clearly specified. While practically all these documents are present in specialised databases, the same cannot be said of general databases.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Biomedical Technology
  • 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;
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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.