Element card for assessment element A0003 in HTA Core Model Application for Diagnostic Technologies (1.1) application

A. Health Problem and Current Use of the Technology

Target Condition

Which are the known risk factors for acquiring the condition?


Self-explaining. The prevalence of different risk factors might be different in different geographic areas.

Medical literature, at the best systematic reviews on mechanism of disease, risk factors, course and prognosis.


Identification of alternative (i. e. preventive) approaches

Burls et al. 2001, Busse et al. 2002, Liberati et al. 1973 Imaz-Iglesia et al. 1998, Kristensen et al. 2009