Supporting the Use of Health Technology Assessments by Decision-Makers. Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • 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.

authors

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

publication date

  • May 2015