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The MTAB aims to encourage the process and finalise the development of standardized cost-effective interventions that will reduce the cost and variations in patient care, expenditure on medical equipment indirectly affecting the cost of patient care, overall cost of medical treatment, reduction in out of pocket expenditure of patients and streamline the medical reimbursement procedures.
DHR begins process for establishment of Medical Technology Assessment Board

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1. India to establish Medical Technology Assessment Board
New Delhi: India announced the setting up of a Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB) that will be one-stop shop to review standards for medicines, vaccines, devices and insurance. The Board’s recommendations will be the last word for health policies and healthcare delivery providers.Health technology assessment will involve evidence together on clinical effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness as well as the social, ethical and legal aspects of the use of health technologies.
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2. DHR begins process for establishment of Medical Technology Assessment Board
The Department of Health Research (DHR) has started the process for the establishment of the Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB) which will carry out the review of different medical technologies including instrumentation on a continued basis in the country. Read More

3. Medical Technology Assessment Board
The proposed Medical Technology Assessment Board (MTAB) in the Department of Health Research would recommend technologies (drugs, devices, method of treatment, etc.) in the area of health after evaluating them on their efficacy, appropriateness and cost effectiveness. This would serve as an important tool in prioritizing national health spending and help achieve universal health coverage by providing affordable health care. Accordingly, MTAB would ... Read More

4. Medical Technology Assessment Board should fix prices of stents: Nathealth
As the fight between multinational stent providers and domestic manufacturers intensifies over stent pricing, the healthcare federation of India Nathealth has proposed that the Medical Technology Assessment Board should ... Read More