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Leonor Varela-Lema
University of Santiago de Compostela
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Resumen Objetivo El presente trabajo surge con el proposito de desarrollar una metodologia explicita para la seleccion de prioridades sanitarias que apoye la toma de decisiones sobre las tecnologias a evaluar de cara a su inclusion en la cartera de servicios del Sistema Nacional de Salud. El objetivo principal es identificar y analizar los criterios, procesos y marcos conceptuales empleados para la priorizacion de intervenciones sanitarias en el ambito nacional e internacional. Metodo Se ha llev...
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Currently, there is no universal agreement on galactosaemia screening, fundamentally because of the risk-benefit uncertainties. We conducted two exhaustive systematic searches in the main electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, etc.) to recover relevant information about the disease and screening test/s in order to support decision making in Spain. All of the 45 studies identified that covered disease issues were retrospective case series or cross-sectional analysis (level-4 evidence). S...
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Rationale, aims and objectives Transcatheter aortic valve implantation constitutes an example of a technology introduced into the Galician Health Care System basket and subjected to a post-introduction observational study after coverage. This paper aims to describe the process and results of this experience, illustrating the main challenges and opportunities in using these studies for supporting decision making. Methods The study protocol was developed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of e...
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Objectives: Selecting technologies for formal assessment poses a great challenge to health technology assessment agencies. This study aims to contribute to the creation of a reference framework for the identification, filtering, and prioritization of new and emerging technologies which could be demanded in clinical practice within the next 1–2 years. Methods: Technologies were identified using a prevalidated systematic Medline strategy. They were classified by medical specialty and then sent to ...
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