Defining the clinician's role in early health technology assessment during medical device innovation - a systematic review.
Vinayak Smith, Ritesh Warty, Amrish Nair, Sathya Krishnan, Joel Arun Sursas, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Beverley Vollenhoven, Euan Morrison Wallace
BMC Health Serv Res | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Early Health Technology Assessment (EHTA) is an evolving field in health policy which aims to provide decision support and mitigate risk during early medical device innovation. The clinician is a key stakeholder in this process and their role has traditionally been confined to assessing device efficacy and safety alone. There is however, no data exploring their role in this process and how they can contribute towards it. This motivated us to carry out a systematic review to delineate the role of the clinician in EHTA as per the PRISMA guidelines. METHODS: A systematic search of peer reviewed literature was undertaken across PUBMED, OVID Medline and Web of science up till June 201..View full abstract