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Commentary on the article “Key principles for the improved conduct of health technology assessments for resource allocation decisions”

Published on Jul 1, 2008in International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care1.418
· DOI :10.1017/S0266462308081051
Duncan Neuhauser26
Estimated H-index: 26
(Case Western Reserve University)
Abstract
“Key principles for the improved conduct of health technology assessment for resource allocation decisions.” The title says it all. I am amazed that such a summary is even possible and that it defines this field so well. Perhaps this report will be cited for years to come as the best and central definition of HTA. A field like this can be defined in other ways.
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