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Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Glossary Compiled by Dr. Karen Facey Edited by Leigh-Ann Topfer and Liza Chan on behalf of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment July 5. 2006 First Edition INAHTA Secretariat, c/o SBU Stockholm, Sweden
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INAHTA HTA Glossary July 5, 2006 INAHTA – The International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment Page 2 of 55 Address: c/o SBU, Box 5650, SE-114 86 Stockholm, Sweden Website: www.inahta.org • Email: info@inahta.org
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INAHTA HTA Glossary July 5, 2006 Page 3 of 55 Introduction At the annual meeting of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) in 2002, members discussed the need for a list of standard definitions of terms used in health technology assessment (HTA). The purpose was to give the HTA community – both producers and users of assessment information – a common vocabulary for work in this field. Dr Karen Facey kindly volunteered to compile the list, under the direction of Dr Finn Børlum Kristensen and the INAHTA Education and Training Working Group. Later in 2002 HTA agencies were asked to send in their glossaries for review and compilation. These submissions formed the basis for a draft glossary. In March 2004, the draft was circulated to all INAHTA members and other colleagues with an invitation to review the list and provide suggestions for changes and additional terms. Many further terms and refinements were submitted and subsequently incorporated into the glossary. But a glossary is never really a finished product, and additions and revisions are needed as HTA continues to evolve. The next challenge will be to translate the glossary into other languages and make it accessible to all through the INAHTA web site. We would like to express our appreciation to Karen Facey for undertaking this work. This first edition of the INAHTA HTA glossary gives us a common reference point for key terms in HTA. Moreover, it will help us to effectively communicate HTA information to others. Any suggestions for additions, changes or deletions to the glossary should be directed to the Chair of the INAHTA Education and Training Working Group. Don Juzwishin Chair, Education and Training Working Group July 5, 2006 © Copyright INAHTA Secretariat 2006. This material may be freely reproduced for educa- tional and not-for-profit purposes. No reproduction by or for commercial organizations is permitted without the written permission of the INAHTA Secretariat and the author.
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INAHTA HTA Glossary July 5, 2006 Acknowledgements Many of the definitions in this glossary have been reproduced with permission from Dr. Clifford Goodman’s guide HTA 101: introduction to health care technology assessment . He also reviewed the draft of this glossary and provided advice. We thank Dr. Goodman for his generous contribution to this glossary.
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