Apr 2018

At the beginning of 2018, IACS, Institute of Health Sciences in Aragon Autonomous Community, has released a clinical practice guideline on the detection and management of Chronic Kidney Disease. Read more


Apr 2018

In January 2018, the Spanish Network of Technology and Services Evaluation Agencies of the National Health System (REDETS), together with the Basque regional government, has published a health technology assessment report on high intensity focused ultrasound in Tremor Essential, developed by the Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment. Read more


Mar 2018

In January 2018, the Galician HTA body, Avalia-T, released the technical review of The Vivistim® system, an implantable device for upper-limb rehabilitation after stroke. Evidence was found to be very limited to advice on the implementation of the technology. Read more


Mar 2018

On March 12th, 2018, Institute of Health Carlos III has published an evaluation report on therapeutic efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for complex regional pain syndrome sympathetic reflex dystrophy. Read more


Mar 2018

In November 2017, the Andalusian Agency for Health Technology Assessment (AETSA) published an evaluation report (assessed within literature review) on the utility of exome sequencing for diagnosed dysmorphic syndromes. Read more


Feb 2018

Plasmapheresis procedure has not been supported for application in patients with Alzheimer’s by Spanish Health Technology Assessment Agency (AETS) due to insufficient evidence. Read more


Jan 2018

The Andalusian Agency for Health Technology Assessment (AETSA) performed evaluation of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Available evidence was considered as insufficient for formulation of final conclusion. However, AETSA prepared recommendations for evidence generation strategy for this procedure. Read more


Dec 2017

The Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment (OSTEBA) published results of assessments of home telemonitoring on patients with heart failure. This intervention was considered as effective and cost-effectiveness technology. However, further research is needed to specify criteria for better application. Read more


Dec 2017

Article “Bariatric surgery versus conservative management for morbidly obese patients in Spain: a cost-effectiveness analysis” published in the “Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research” provides insights about economic outcomes of bariatric surgery in Spain using Markov modeling. Over the 10-year horizon, bariatric surgery led to a cost increment of €9,386 and 1.6 additional QALY (€5,966/QALY) compared with optimal medical management. Over lifetime horizon, surgery led to 0.6 life years and 4.4 QALY gains and €300/patient average cost savings. Read more


Nov 2017

The Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment (OSTEBA) published results of assessments of different techniques for biopsy of prostate. In accordance to this report, biopsy with image fusion (MRI and ultrasound) can be considered as a first diagnostic option for prostate biopsy. Read more


Aug 2017

In the first half of 2017, Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment (AVALIA-T) published 4 HTAs for medical technologies and procedures including Impella ventricular assist device in cardiogenic shock, microwave ablation for tumors of the liver, microsurgery in limb lymphedema and intravitreal injections. Read high-level conclusions from these assessments. Read more


May 2017

AETSA aimed to establish recommendations for clinical practice on hip arthroplasty in patients with osteoarthritis through a systematic appraisal of evidence. High-level recommendations for hip arthroplasty and selection of type of implants were made. Read more