Health Technology Assessment (HTA): Choosing Which Treatments Get Funded - Before new drugs or treatments are adopted, their effectiveness and cost must be assessed. Online course from The University of Sheffield and FutureLearn.
The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions is the official document that describes in detail the process of preparing and maintaining Cochrane systematic reviews on the effects of healthcare interventions.
Free Online Book. In "Finding What Works in Health Care" the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends 21 standards for developing high-quality systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research.
PubMed Health specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research from several different organizations, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers as well as full technical reports for clinicians. TIP: You can search PubMed Health directly in our search bar.
NICE makes recommendations to the NHS (U.K.) on new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures and on treating and caring for people with specific diseases and conditions. TIP: You can search NICE Guidance directly in our search bar.
"Evidence summaries: new medicines" are summaries of the best available evidence for selected new medicines, or existing medicines with new indications or a new formulation, considered to be of significance to the NHS.
The Cochrane Collaboration is an international network of more than 31,000 people from over 100 countries, dedicated to the development of systematic reviews. They investigate the effects of interventions for prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and assess the accuracy of diagnostic tests. Editorials and abstracts are free, but purchase is required to browse full text articles. TIP: You can search for Cochrane abstracts directly in our search bar.
This free, web-based resource contains full-text documents from several different U.S. organizations including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce. The documents provide health information and support for health-care decision making.
The National Academies Press publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics including books in Medical Technologies and Treatments.
The University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) is a research department that specializes in evidence synthesis, assembling and analyzing data from multiple research studies to generate policy relevant research. The database provide access to the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) with over 35,000 systematic reviews, the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) with over 17,000 economic evaluations of health and social care interventions and the HTA database with over 15,000 summaries of completed and ongoing health technology assessments.
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) publishes research information on the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of health technologies for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS.
Located in Germany, The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) is an independent scientific institute that examines the benefits and harms of medical interventions for patients.
PDQ-evidence includes systematic reviews, overviews of reviews, primary studies included in systematic reviews and structured summaries of that evidence to facilitate rapid access to the best available evidence.
The Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHQR) produce reviews on a wide spectrum of clinical and health services topics to produce various types of evidence reports.
The Effective Health Care Program funds individual researchers, research centers, and academic organizations to work together with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to produce comparative effectiveness reviews for clinicians, consumers, and policymakers.
Health technology assessment (HTA) producers from Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and the pan-Canadian agency CADTH have partnered with the National Institute for Health Research's Centre for Reviews and Dissemination to create a common repository and search tool.
The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) provides health care decision-makers with objective evidence and recommendations to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of health technologies, including prescription drugs, diagnostic tests, devices and procedures.
Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) series of tools and tutorials to help conduct literature searches for systematic reviews and health technology assessment (HTA) reports.
The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in Alberta, Canada, produces economic evaluations, costing and cost-effectiveness analyses and research in health technology assessment to assist decision makers in health policy and practice.
THETA Collaborative is a multidisciplinary research collaboration dedicated to providing evidence informed decision support to health technology policy makers and advancing the science of health technology assessment (HTA).
Tools for Practice provided by The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) is a biweekly review that summarize medical evidence on a clinical question with a focus on information that can modify your day-to-day practice.
The Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) is a research unit under Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health. It’s responsible for appraising a wide range of health technologies and programs, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, interventions, individual and community health promotion, and disease prevention as well as social health policy to inform policy decisions in Thailand.
HealthPACT is a sub-committee of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC), established to provide advance notice of significant new and emerging technologies to health departments in Australia and New Zealand and to exchange information on and evaluate the potential impact of emerging technologies on their respective health systems.
The Health Council of the Netherlands is an independent scientific advisory body for government and parliament, providing reports regarding the use of new technologies in health.