Critical appraisal:

The lectura critica tool

Osteba (Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment) has developed the Lectura Critica tool for critical appraisal containing 7 different instruments (diagnostic tests, systematic reviews, clinical trials, cohort studies, case-control studies, economic assessments and case series) for different study designs. Each instrument consists of a checklist divided into 10 domains, a glossary about epidemiological concepts and a menu to facilitate completion.



The PriTec prioritisation tool

The Galician Health Technology Assessment Agency (avalia-t), a member of the Spanish GENTECS network, has developed the PriTec tool for prioritising technologies.


hta glossary

INAHTA, HTAi and the international HTA community are continuing to develop their glossary of HTA-related terms. Terms related to early awareness and alert activities have been agreed and include: