Element card for assessment element A0017 in HTA Core Model Application for Medical and Surgical Interventions (2.0) application

A. Health Problem and Current Use of the Technology

Current Management of the Condition

What are the differences in the management for different stages of the disease or health condition?


Identification of practice variations due to the differences in the forms, stages or severity of the disease. May be useful to understand the proper place of technology in the health care delivery process.

Different stages of disease may call for different therapeutic procedures (for example aortic insufficiency is first treated with medication and at a certain point of cardiac structural changes an operation is preferred).

Provide an overview of other treatment alternatives. Likewise diagnostic or monitoring methods used for various diseases may vary depending on the stage of disease..

Surveys, utilisation reviews, clinical guidelines, recommendations. If such information is lacking: expert surveys / expert interviews


Burls 2000 {1}, Busse 2002 {2}, Liberati 1997 {3}, Imaz-Iglesia 1999, Kristensen 2007 {24}