The Ethical Domain in Health Technology Assessment (HTA):
Basics, Approaches and Issues
| RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI SCIENZE SOCIALI - 2016 - 3-4
Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is a multidisciplinary process that collect information about the medical, economic, organizational, social, legal and ethical issues related to the use of a certain health technology in a systematic, transparent, unbiased, manner. Its main purpose is to support health care decision-makers. From the conception of HTA in the 1970s, it has been argued that the ethical domain is a constitutive part of HTA and that value judgments are inherent in the whole process of HTA...