Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Reports

HTA Free online course from The University of Sheffield and FutureLearn

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.

Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions

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.

Finding What Works in Health Care: Standards for Systematic Reviews

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

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.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

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.

NICE Evidence summaries: new medicines

"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.

NICE Technology appraisals

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) technology appraisals.

The Cochrane Library

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.

Cochrane Journal Club

Cochrane Journal Club is a free, monthly publication that introduces a recent Cochrane review, together with relevant background information.

PubMed Bookshelf – Health Services/Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT)

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 – Medical Technologies and Treatments

The National Academies Press publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics including books in Medical Technologies and Treatments.

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination Database

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 Journal

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.

IQWiG – Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care

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

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.

BestBETS

Best Evidence Topics (BETs) were developed in the Emergency Department of Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, to provide rapid evidence-based answers to real-life clinical questions.

EPC Evidence-Based Reports

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 – Search for Research Summaries, Reviews, and 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.

HTA Database Canadian Search Interface

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.

CADTH – Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health

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.

CADTH – Finding the Evidence

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)

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.

Health Quality Ontario (HQO)

Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is committed to accelerating the use of evidence to ensure that people receive the best quality health care possible.

Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative

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).

The Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) – Tools for Practice

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.

HITAP

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.

KCE Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre

KCE’s mission is, based on scientific analysis and research, to advise policymakers on decisions relating to health care and health insurance.

SBU – Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services

SBU produces scientifically based assessments intended to support key decisions in health and medical care.

Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (HealthPACT)

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.

HealthPACT Specialties

HealthPACT technology reports and briefs in each specialty.

The Health Council of the Netherlands

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.

HTA Glossary

The purpose of the HTA Glossary is to give the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) community a common vocabulary for work in this field.

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