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A report that includes a comprehensive systematic literature review, or a systematic review of high level evidence, evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a technology, but that does not include an analysis of the cost-effectiveness of the technology.
Note 1: The report always:
• describes the characteristics and current use of the technology;
• critically appraises the quality of the evidence base; and
• provides information on costs and financial impact.
Note 2: The report may optionally discuss organisational considerations
Note 3: A “mini-HTA” may be as rigorous as an HTA report but typically has a restricted scope and so is quicker to produce.