What Health Technology Assessment System Do we Really Need? A Critical Review of the Current Situation of Health Technology Assessment in Five European Countries

  • Juan E. del Llano-SeñarísEmail author


What is health technology assessment (HTA) and why is it important? The original intention of the introduction of HTA in the developed countries was to react to three emerging problems: the strong increase of medical costs, an unexplained variability in clinical practice and the incalculable outcome and long-term effects of many health technologies.


European Union Health Technology Assessment National Health System Health Technology Assessment Agency Health Technology Assessment Report 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gaspar Casal FoundationMadridSpain
  2. 2.Spanish Association for Healthcare Technology Evaluation (AEETS)MadridSpain

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