Study design for technology assessment: critical issues.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_142585D50EA5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Study design for technology assessment: critical issues.
Journal
Health Policy
Author(s)
Chrzanowski R.S., Paccaud F.
ISSN
0168-8510 (Print)
ISSN-L
0168-8510
Publication state
Published
Issued date
1988
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
9
Number
3
Pages
285-296
Language
english
Abstract
The epidemiological methods have become useful tools for the assessment of the effectiveness and safety of health care technologies. The experimental methods, namely the randomized controlled trials (RCT), give the best evidence of the effect of a technology. However, the ethical issues and the very nature of the intervention under study sometimes make it difficult to carry out an RCT. Therefore, quasi-experimental and non-experimental study designs are also applied. The critical issues concerning these designs are discussed. The results of evaluative studies are of importance for decision-makers in health policy. The measurements of the impact of a medical technology should go beyond a statement of its effectiveness, because the essential outcome of an intervention or programme is the health status and quality of life of the individuals and populations concerned.
Keywords
Clinical Trials as Topic, Data Collection, Decision Making, Epidemiologic Methods, Ethics, Medical, Human Experimentation, Research Design/standards, Technology Assessment, Biomedical/standards
Pubmed
Web of science
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08/08/2011 15:37
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20/08/2019 12:42
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