Sign up & Download
Sign in

Health technology assessment in Australia: the role of AHTAC. Australian Health Technology Advisory Committee.

by B Kearney, E Willis
Australasian physical & engineering sciences in medicine / supported by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists in Medicine and the Australasian Association of Physical Sciences in Medicine ()

Abstract

This paper outlines and discusses the field of medical technology assessment and the role of the Australian Health Technology Advisory Committee (AHTAC) in that process. Developments in medical technologies have altered the way in which health care is practised and delivered. The policy task is a complex one; attempting to balance the need for cost containment whilst at the same time ensuring that the processes of innovation into Australia, and diffusion occur in a manner which maximises the benefit and minimises any harm to the Australian community.

Cite this document (BETA)

Readership Statistics

1 Reader on Mendeley
by Discipline
 
by Academic Status
 
100% Post Doc

Sign up today - FREE

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research. Learn more

  • All your research in one place
  • Add and import papers easily
  • Access it anywhere, anytime

Start using Mendeley in seconds!

Already have an account? Sign in