2010 Workshop Materials

Optimizing Information Retrieval Methods for HTA – Towards Best Practice

The IRG conducted a workshop at HTAi 2010 in Dublin (June 2010) on the subject of “Optimising information retrieval methods for HTA – towards best practice”. The workshop focused on systematic methods to identify studies for HTAs and other evidence syntheses.

Workshop presentations

Session One: Identifying studies for HTAs and systematic reviews: a comparison of methods across three organizations

Policy and practice within the Cochrane Collaboration 
Carol Lefevbre

Methods of the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)
David Kaunelis

Methods of the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Health Services (NOKC)
Sari Ormstad

Session Two: Clinical trials
Carol Lefevbre and Julie Glanville

Session Three: Issues in finding economic evaluations for technology assessment
David Kaunelis and Julie Glanville