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The Development of a Health Technology Assessment Program: The Case of Alberta

  • Devidas Menon (a1), Frank Fung (a2), Christa Harstall (a2) and Petra O'Connell (a2)

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Canada comprises 10 provinces and 2 territories. The Constitution assigns responsibility for the provision of health services in the provinces to provincial governments. Over the past 5 years, provincial governments have identified technology assessment as a priority. This paper describes an initiative taken by the government of the province of Alberta to develop a health technology assessment program for that province.

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The Development of a Health Technology Assessment Program: The Case of Alberta

  • Devidas Menon (a1), Frank Fung (a2), Christa Harstall (a2) and Petra O'Connell (a2)

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