The purpose of this survey was to assess potential information sources for identifying new health care technologies.
A three-round Delphi study was conducted, involving 38 selected experts who suggested and assessed potential sources by applying agreed criteria.
Twenty-six potential information sources were considered.
Timeliness, time efficiency, and sensitivity were important criteria in determining which were the most important sources.
The eight recommended sources were :
Pharmaceutical journals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, specialist medical journals, key medical journals, medical engineering companies, private health care providers, newsletters and bulletins from other health technology assessment agencies, and groups of expert health professionals.
There is a need to use a combination of sources because the most useful sources will vary according to the type of technology under consideration.
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Médecine, Technologie, Classification, Méthodologie, Source information, Innovation, Evaluation performance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Medicine, Technology, Classification, Methodology, Information source, Innovation, Performance evaluation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0126858
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 16/11/1999.