The use and impact of rapid health technology assessments.

@article{Hailey2000TheUA,
  title={The use and impact of rapid health technology assessments.},
  author={David M. Hailey and Paula Corabian and Christa Harstall and Werner Schneider},
  journal={International journal of technology assessment in health care},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          651-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To consider the impact of rapid health technology assessments undertaken as part of a program in a provincial healthcare system in response to urgent requests for advice. METHODS Review of the development and preparation of 20 rapid assessment reports, communication with decision makers within the healthcare system, and appraisal of data subsequent to preparation of the reports. RESULTS Fourteen of the assessments were judged to have had an influence on policy and other decisions… CONTINUE READING

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