In Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland develops HTAs and clinical guidelines to support decision making. In the fourth quarter of 2020, Healthcare Improvement Scotland published assessments of targeted screening for early lung cancer in adults at high risk, gammaCore for cluster headache, and others.
The following assessments related to medical procedures or technologies were published in the first quarter of 2021:
- Rapid response - Evidence synthesis: Targeted screening for early lung cancer in adults at high risk;
- gammaCore for cluster headache;
- Clinician-guided internet-based psychotherapy compared with face-to-face therapy for people with anxiety or depression;
- Remote digital delivery of real-time psychotherapy compared with face-to-face therapy for depression or anxiety;
- Rapid response - Evidence synthesis: Discharge to assess;
- Robotic-assisted surgery;
- NHSScotland COPD Support Service: remote and self-management of high-risk patients;
- Rapid response - Metrics of glucose control and complications of diabetes.
The details of the published assessments can be found here.
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