Objectives: The history of health technology assessment (HTA) in Mexico is examined, starting with the efforts to incorporate this topic into the policy agenda and culminating with the recent creation of a specialized public agency. Methods: Information was gathered through a bibliographic search and interviews with actors involved in HTA in Mexico. Results: HTA efforts were developed in Mexico since the mid-1980s with the participation both of academics and of policy makers, a relationship that eventually led to the creation of the Center for Technological Excellence within the Ministry of Health. Conclusions: Institutionalization of HTA in resource-constrained settings requires the development of a critical mass of researchers involved in this field, the implementation of information efforts, and the establishment of strong relationships between HTA experts and policy makers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care|
|State||Published - Jun 17 2009|
- Health technology assessment
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health Policy