Health technology assessment in Australia

Brendon J Kearney and Stephen L Blamey
Med J Aust 2008; 188 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01739.x
Published online: 21 April 2008

To the Editor: We read with interest the recent editorial and articles on health technology assessment.1-4 We are pleased that the Journal highlighted this important policy process that attempts to ensure that technologies that improve health gain or health care are supported and those that do not contribute to an improved outcome are not supported.

  • 1 Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Medical Services Advisory Committee, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, ACT.

  • 1. Jackson TJ. Health technology assessment in Australia: challenges ahead [editorial]. Med J Aust 2007; 187: 262-264. <MJA full text>
  • 2. Walley T. Health technology assessment in England: assessment and appraisal. Med J Aust 2007; 187: 283-285. <MJA full text>
  • 3. Hailey DM. Health technology assessment in Canada: diversity and evolution. Med J Aust 2007; 187: 286-288. <MJA full text>
  • 4. Petherick ES, Villanueva EV, Dumville J, et al. An evaluation of methods used in health technology assessments produced for the Medical Services Advisory Committee. Med J Aust 2007; 187: 289-292. <MJA full text>


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