Study design for technology assessment: critical issues.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_142585D50EA5
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Study design for technology assessment: critical issues.
Périodique
Health Policy
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Chrzanowski R.S., Paccaud F.
ISSN
0168-8510 (Print)
ISSN-L
0168-8510
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1988
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
9
Numéro
3
Pages
285-296
Langue
anglais
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
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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