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

  • Cardiac Testing for Non-Cardiac Patients
  • Order Sets for Routine Daily Bloodwork and Diagnostic Imaging
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Plain Film X-Rays

Technologies for Assessment

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • DNA Mismatch Repair Deficiency Testing (MMR)
  • Neuromodulators for Chronic Pain
  • Endovascular Laser Therapy (EVLT) and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Varicose Veins
  • Implantable Cardiac Monitors
 

Technologies for Reassessment

  • Use of CT for Pulmonary Embolism

Technologies for Assessment

  • SPY Elite Imaging System for Colorectal Surgeries
  • Bilirubinometers for Newborn Hyperbilirubinemia‚Äč

 

Completed Reviews