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Which review is that? A guide to review types

A typology of literature reviews

Technology Assessment Review


"Health technology assessment (HTA) is a method of evidence synthesis that utilizes systematic review methodology to study the medical, social, ethical, and economic implications of development, diffusion, and use of health technology" (Dahabreh et al 2017).


Further Reading/Resources

Goodman CS. HTA 101: Introduction to Health Technology Assessment. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine (US); 2014. Full Text PDF



Tallarico, S., Aloini, D., Dulmin, R., Lazzini, S., Mininno, V., & Pellegrini, L. (2022). Health Technology Assessment of medical devices. Overcoming the critical issues of current assessment. Journal of Multi‐Criteria Decision Analysis, 29(1-2), 150-172. Full Text


Dahabreh, I. J., Chan, J. A., Earley, A., Moorthy, D., Avendano, E. E., Trikalinos, T. A., ... & Wong, J. B. (2017). Modeling and simulation in the context of health technology assessment: review of existing guidance, future research needs, and validity assessment. Full Text

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