Health Technology Assessment in India: Necessity, Progress and Future Plans

Hardik Bhatia, Sreedhar Dharmagadda

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The implementation of a universal healthcare coverage by the Indian government has forced a relook into the existing systems of healthcare decision-making. Health technology assessment (HTA) is being looked at to provide efficient decision-making and helping in priority setting for the policymakers. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has, therefore established a Medical Technology Assessment Board as a way of institutionalising the HTA framework and methodology in India. Despite some challenges, the future looks bright for HTA in India.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-259
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Health Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 06-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy


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