Health care policy: qualitative evidence and health technology assessment.

  title={Health care policy: qualitative evidence and health technology assessment.},
  author={Mark Leys},
  journal={Health policy},
  volume={65 3},
Since the late 1990s health technology assessment (HTA) has gained influence as a research and evaluation approach supporting health care policy. The focus on this methodology is congruent with the growing importance of evidence-based health care. Although HTA is a multidisciplinary discipline from a theoretical point of view, practice shows that social, ethical and psychological aspects are seldom truly integrated into the assessment of health technology. HTA is still very much biased by the… CONTINUE READING

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