VOLUME 34 - NUMBER 11-12 - 2013

Micro HTA as a tool for clinical governance: the experience of the Breast Unit in “Santa Maria” Terni Hospital

  • Sanguinetti A., Lucchini R., Triola R., Avenia S., Bistoni G., Conti C., Santoprete S., Avenia N.
  • Original Article, 307-310
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  • The last decade has witnessed the affirmation of the paradigm Health Technology Assessment (HTA) as a tool for government innovation technology in health care. As is known, this is an approach of evaluation oriented policy making that, in addition to provide for the disclosure of its results, it is proposed to consider simultaneously the clinical, economic, organizational, ethical and social issues arising from the introduction or disposal of a health technology, understood in the broadest sense of the term. In order to reconstruct a realistic picture of its level of implementation we have reproduced a micro HTA which served to assess the Harmonic Focus® device usefulness in breast surgery.

  • KEY WORDS: Micro HTA - Implementation - Harmonic Focus® in breast surgery.