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The National Board of Health, Danish Centre for Evaluation and Health Technology Assessment. Introduction to mini-HTA - a management and decision support tool for the hospital service. Copenhagen, 2005. Available at: http://www.sst.dk/

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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.

Note 4: Related terms include health technology assessment, HTA report, rapid review, level of evidence.