Health Technology Assessments

Technologies currently under review and completed reviews, including health technology assessment reports and Health Technology Assessment Committee recommendations, are listed on this page.

Health technology assessment reports are produced by independent organizations under contract for the Health Technology Review process and are contextualized for B.C. in most cases. The Health Technology Assessment Committee evaluates the evidence before making its recommendations. Please note while every effort is made, the accuracy of the information cannot be guaranteed and viewers are urged to verify the information before acting upon it. Please keep in mind that costs and economic models presented in the reports represent estimates only and may not be realized as actual costs or expected savings by the health system. These reports are intended as information for health system policy makers and nothing contained is intended as medical or health advice.

Currently Under Review (in Progress)

 

Technologies for Reassessment

  • Lumbar Discectomy for Treatment of Sciatica

Technologies for Assessment

  • Digital Breast Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications
  • Minimally-invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Procedures for Chronic Back Pain
  • Nasal Decolonization (photodisinfection) for Reduced Surgical Site Infections (SSI)
  • Offloading Devices for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Percutaneous Mitral Valve Replacement and Repair for Mitral Regurgitation
  • Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Treatment-resistant Depression
 

Technologies for Reassessment

  • Open Retropubic Radical Prostatectomy vs Minimally Invasive Prostatectomy
  • Polypropylene Surgical Mesh
  • Same-day Total Hip Replacement

Technologies for Assessment

  • Endovenous Laser Ablation (EVA) for Varicose Veins
  • Flash and Continuous Glucose Monitors
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitors
  • Non-manual Disinfection
  • Use of PET-CT for Cardiology Indications
 

Technologies for Reassessment

  • Cardiac Testing for Non-Cardiac Patients
  • Order Sets for Routine Daily Bloodwork and Diagnostic Imaging

Technologies for Assessment

  • DNA Mismatch Repair Deficiency Testing (MMR)
  • Endovascular Laser Therapy (EVLT) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Varicose Veins

 

Completed Reviews