Health technology assessment of medical devices [WHO 2011]

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Health technology assessment (HTA) has emerged as an important tool for supporting the core functions of an effective global health system.1 Actions by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other global health organizations are necessary to support regional and national initiatives for the advancement of HTA in developing and emerging countries (i.e. nations in the process of rapid growth and industrialization). This document describes an approach for how the multiple players in the global community can come together to advance the knowledge and effective uptake of health technology assessment in local settings.