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Health Technology Assessment

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HTA is a multidisciplinary process that summarises information about the medical, social, economic, and ethical issues related to the use of health technology in a systematic, transparent, unbiased, robust manner.

Its aim is to inform the formulation of safe, effective health policies that are patient focused and seek to achieve best value. Despite its policy goals, HTA must always be firmly rooted in research and scientific methods.

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F

Field Safety Notice (FSN)

Communication to customers and/or users sent out by a manufacturer or its representative in relation…

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E

Efficacy

The measurement of a medicine’s desired effect as compared to another healthcare intervention under ideal…

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