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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, as well as 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;
• provides information on costs and financial impact; and
• discusses organisational considerations.
Note 2: The report may optionally address ethical, social and legal considerations arising from use of the technology.
Note 3: The cost-effectiveness of the technology may be addressed through economic modelling, when it is appropriate.