An International Comparison of Healthcare Technology Assessment Usage

Author Ozturk,Kirstin
Title An International Comparison of Healthcare Technology Assessment Usage
Imprint 2015
Summary Since the United States of America established the first Office of Technology Assessment in 1972, there has been an ever growing accumulation of academic research addressing the infinite demand and the finite supply of healthcare. Although no nation is immune from the challenge of providing quality healthcare under intense resource limitations, different economic indicators and health systems affect the specifics of that challenge. While some nations struggle to address inequity and basic healthcare delivery, others are inundated with new, expensive and often complex technologies that may or may not bring added value to the health of the public. Health Technology Assessment has evolved as health policy makers’ need for decision support has become more and more urgent.
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