The Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative
The Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative is a multidisciplinary research collaboration dedicated to providing evidence informed decision support to health technology policy makers and advancing the science of health technology assessment (HTA).
Government decision makers and health-care providers are often tasked with improving health-care quality while containing the growth of health-care costs. To meet these objectives, policy makers are seeking evidence about the clinical and economic effectiveness of health technologies. Yet health technology assessment (HTA) is an emerging field and there is often a lack of high quality scientific evidence to guide decisions. With 46 investigators, 34 collaborators, 15 graduate students and 16 staff, THETA is addressing the need for high quality research. The breadth of our expertise covers the core areas of HTA science: clinical evaluation, economic evaluation, and evaluation of ethical and social implications of health technologies.
Activities are focused in the following areas:
THETA works in partnership with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto (lead academic partner), Cancer Care Ontario and University Health and Network in Toronto.