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New faculty research on supporting the use of health technology assessments

Healthcare Policy. 2015 May;10(4):10-15.

Supporting the use of health technology assessments by decision-makers.

Polisena J, Lavis JN, Juzwishin D, McLean-Veysey P, Graham ID, Harstall C, Martin J.


A perceived gap exists in how well Canadian health technology assessment (HTA) producers are supporting the use of their HTAs by decision-makers. The authors propose that the newly released HTA Database Canadian search interface incorporate structured decision-relevant summaries of HTAs that would be developed by participating Canadian HTA organizations. The registry would serve as a "one-stop shop" by including HTA reports along with their structured summaries in a format that better meets decision-makers' needs. The Health Technology Analysis Exchange - a Canadian network of publicly funded HTA producers - is well-positioned to undertake this work and would welcome input about both the idea and its execution.

Copyright © 2015 Longwoods Publishing
Healthcare Policy v. 10 no. 4

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