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Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multidisciplinary field that addresses the health impacts of technology, considering its specific healthcare context as well as available alternatives. Contextual factors addressed by HTA include economic, organizational, social, and ethical impacts. The scope and methods of HTA may be adapted to respond to the policy needs of a particular health system.

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In health systems throughout the world, HTA plays an essential role in supporting decision-making about access to technology, its diffusion, and innovation.

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