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Health technology assessment

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Health technology is the application of scientific knowledge in health care and prevention.
Health technology assessment (HTA) is a multidisciplinary process that summarises information about the medical, social, economic and ethical issues related to the use of a health technology in a systematic, transparent, unbiased, robust manner.
Its aim is to inform the formulation of safe, effective, health policies that are patient focused and seek to achieve best value.