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Methodology guide

Rapid assessment method for assessing medical and surgical procedures

Date of validation
June 2007

The recommendations, issued by the HAS, generally address the following aspects for an HTA report:

  • target population, positioning of the procedure in the clinical pathway, efficacy, safety, clinical outcomes, quality of life;
  • ­Impact on the global health burden (mortality, morbidity);
  • Unmet medical needs;
  • Potential impact on public health policies and programmes.

The method used by HAS, to issue a recommendation, is based on the analysis of:

  • identified published data on the topics listed above;
  • health professionals and stakeholder opinion.

The work is coordinated by an HAS project manager ensuring compliance with HAS methodology.


Posted on Jun 14 2007