The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database brings together details of completed and ongoing health technology assessments from around the world. Database content is supplied by members of the International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA) and other HTA organisations internationally. The scope for inclusion is broad, encompassing any study designated as a health technology assessment by the contributing organisation. All new content is checked, proof read, and published on the database by the in-house team at CRD.
Records for published projects contain full bibliographic details and contact information for the organisation publishing the report. Contributing organisations can also provide brief details of the authors’ objectives and conclusions if they wish. Links to reports, project pages, and/or organisation websites are provided wherever possible so that database users can access full details directly. The HTA database also contains brief details of ongoing HTA projects which are updated when projects complete. This enables funders and researchers to identify work already in progress and may help reduce unintended duplication of effort.
Unlike the other CRD databases, DARE and NHS EED, the published records are not critically assessed. However, where a review or economic evaluation listed in the HTA database has met the inclusion criteria for DARE or NHS EED and a critical abstract has been written, links to that abstract are included in the HTA database record.
The HTA database is produced by the NIHR Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) at the University of York, UK. This database is also available from the CRD database website.