Methodology for evaluation of impact of health technology assessments (HTAs) is outlined and its use illustrated by applying it to 21 HTAs produced by CETS.
Impact on policies and technology diffusion was identified in documents, through interviews, questionnaires, and use of data banks.
There was evidence that all but three reports influenced policy and that cost-minimization studies caused savings of between $16 million and $27 million annually.
Precise estimates of impact will seldom be possible, but systematic documentation of effects is feasible.
Mots-clés Pascal : Technologie, Génie biomédical, Evaluation, Science médicale, Méthodologie, Analyse coût, Economie santé, Diminution coût, Système santé, Québec, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Technology, Biomedical engineering, Evaluation, Medical science, Methodology, Cost analysis, Health economy, Cost lowering, Health system, Quebec, Canada, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0287453
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 15/07/1997.