Health technology assessment

2009 International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care  
Health technology assessment (HTA) (1), also known as healthcare technology assessment or medical technology assessment, is a form of policy research that systematically examines short- and long-term consequences of the application of a health technology, a set of related technologies, or an issue related to technology. The goal of HTA is to provide input to decision making in policy and practice. The essential properties of HTA are this orientation to decision making and its multidisciplinary
more » ... multidisciplinary and comprehensive nature.
doi:10.1017/s0266462309090345 pmid:19500433 fatcat:ienpwmf7sjamzayfee2aou72vi