Supporting the Use of Health Technology Assessments by Decision-Makers.


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.

Publication Type: Journal Articles

Year of Publication: 2015

Topics: Other

Authors: Julie Polisena, John Lavis, Don Juzwishin, Pam McLean-Veysey, Ian Graham, Christa Harstall, Janet Martin

ISSN: 1715-6572

ISSN (online): 1715-6580

Journal Title: Healthcare Policy

Volume: 10

Issue: 4

Pages: 10-15