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Health Technology Assessment in Latin America and The Caribbean: Collection of Cases. Health Technology Assessment in Latin America and The Caribbean: Collection of Cases.

Autor Corporativo: PAHO

Autor(es): PAHO

66,p.

"At present, HTA is viewed as the ?comprehensive way to investigate the technical, economic, and social consequences of HT utilization, in the short and the long term, as well as its direct and indirect impact, both desirable and undesirable?. Assessing a health technology makes it possible ?to present information on the patient?s alternatives to clinicians, patients, and others?, and frequently provides data to orient strategic decision-making related to health insurance coverage or resource allocation, including the purchasing of equipment.

Developing Health Technology Assessment in Latin America and the Caribean Developing Health Technology Assessment in Latin America and the Caribean

Autor Corporativo: PAHO

Autor(es): PAHO

48,p.

"Strategic document intended to help modify the situacion described above, identifying the conceptual, methodological, and programmatic bases for lending impetus to actions by PAHO and the countries in this field.

Health Technology Assessment Methodologies for developing countries Health Technology Assessment Methodologies for developing countries

Autor Corporativo: PAHO

Autor(es): Ronney B. Panerai, Jorge Peña Mohr

119,p.

"Technology transfer can bring its own associated problems: it frequently introduces new risks, spurs a rise in health care cost, and, promotes high levels of specialization. Governments are becoming aware that the incorporation of technology is not only a technical issue but also a priority topic for public health policy. This publication designed to promote evaluative research in this area and the training of researchers. This capacity needs to be expanded and strengthened through collaborative efforts involving national research and training institutions as well as international organizations.

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