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dc.creatorVan der Wilt, Gert Janen
dc.creatorReuzel, Roben
dc.creatorBanta, H. Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:12:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:12:16Zen
dc.date.created2000-01en
dc.date.issued2000-01en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationTheoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 2000 Jan; 21(1): 103-115.en
dc.identifier.issn1386-7415en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+Ethics+of+Assessing+Health+Technologies&title=Theoretical+Medicine+and+Bioethics.++&volume=21&issue=1&pages=103-115&date=2000&au=Van+der+Wilt,+Gert+Janen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/760141en
dc.description.abstractHealth technology assessment (HTA) consists of the systematic study of the consequences of the introduction or continued use of the technology in a particular context, with the explicit objective to arrive at a judgment of the value or merit of the technology. Ideally, it is aimed at assessing all aspects of a given technology or group of technologies, including non-technical, e.g. socio-ethical, aspects. However, methods for assessing socio-ethical implications of health technology are relatively undeveloped and few mechanisms exist to take action based on the results of such evaluations. Still, the examples of cochlear inplants (CI) and other cases illustrate that HTA is not a matter of merely collecting the facts about a technology. The facts must be plausible and relevant from a particular framework, which is not always shared by different groups. It is here that socio-ethical aspects are encountered. If health technology assessment aims to enhance the accountability of the decision making process regarding funding and use of health technology, it is a major challenge to assessors of health technologies to deal adequately with existing value pluralism. In this respect interactive evaluation may have something to offer.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:MEDKIE/20383106en
dc.subjectAccountabilityen
dc.subjectBeneficenceen
dc.subjectBiomedical Technologiesen
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectCochlear Implantsen
dc.subjectCultural Pluralismen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHearing Disordersen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectMethodsen
dc.subjectPatient Participationen
dc.subjectQuality of Lifeen
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectTechnologyen
dc.subjectTechnology Assessmenten
dc.subjectTreatment Outcomeen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.titleThe Ethics of Assessing Health Technologiesen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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