This information collection is a core HTA, i.e. an extensive analysis of one or more health technologies using all nine domains of the HTA Core Model. The core HTA is intended to be used as an information base for local (e.g. national or regional) HTAs.

Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening

AAA Screening compared to not doing anything in the screening of Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm (AAA) in elderly at moderate risk of developing AAA

(See detailed scope below)

HTA Core Model Application for Screening Technologies 1.0
Core HTA
Tom Jefferson (age.na.s, Italy), Nicola Vicari (age.na.s, Italy), Katrine Bjørnebek Frønsdal (NOKC, Norway)
Claudia Wild, LBI-HTA (Health problem and current use); Daniela Pertl and Sophie Brunner-Ziegler, GÖG (Description and technical characteristics); Iñaki Imaz, ISCIII-AETS (Safety); Katrine Frønsdal and Ingvil Sæterdal, NOKC (Clinical effectiveness), Suvi Mäklin and Taru Haula, THL-FINOHTA (Costs and economic evaluation); Gottfried Endel, HVB (Ethical analysis); Kristi Liiv and Raul Kiivet, UTA (Organisational aspects); Anne Lee, Lotte Groth Jensen and Claus Loevschall, SDU/CAST (Social aspects); Ingrid Wilbacher, HVB (Legal aspects)
Agenzia nationale per i servizi sanitari regionali (age.na.s), Italy
Central Denmark (Denmark), GÖG (Austria), HVB (Austria), ISCIII – AETS (Spain), LBI-HTA (Austria), NOKC (Norway), SDU/CAST (Denmark), THL - FINOHTA (Finland), UTA (Estonia)
4.5.2011 15.16.00
31.1.2013 18.04.00
Jefferson T, Vicari N, Frønsdal K [eds.]. Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening [Core HTA], Agenzia nationale per i servizi sanitari regionali (age.na.s), Italy; 2013. [cited 28 May 2023]. Available from: http://corehta.info/ViewCover.aspx?id=106

Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Screening

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Collection appendices

Appendix COL-1

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening: Survey Report for retrieving information on the use of technology in European countries

This document describes the process of retrieving information on the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening technology made via a survey sent to European Countries through EUnetHTA Partner Agencies.

This survey form an integral part of EUnetHTA Joint Action 1-  Work Package 4 Core HTA.

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Appendix COL-2

AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm

AE assessment element

AGREE Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation

ALARA as low as reasonably achievable

AP anteroposterior

CEA cost-effectiveness analysis

CEN European Committee for Standardization

CI confidence interval

COLMOD collaborative model

COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CT computed tomography

CUA cost-utility analysis

CUR Health problem and current use of the technology

DSA digital subtraction angiography

DSCG Danish Secretariat of Clinical Guidelines

ECO Costs and economic evaluation of the technology

EFF Effectiveness of the technology

ETH Ethical aspects of the technology

EU European Union

EVAR endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 second

GEE generalised estimating equations

GP general practitioner

HADS state hospital anxiety and depression scale

HDR National Hospital Discharge Register (Finland)

HDU high dependency unit

HR hazard ratio

HRQoL health-related quality of life

HTA health technology assessment

ICD10 International Classification of Diseases (10th edition)

ICER incremental cost-effectiveness ratio

iHTA interactive, participatory HTA approach –

IT information technology

ITI inner to inner diameter (excluding the arterial wall)

ITO between aortic inner and outer layers

ITU intensive treatment unit

JA1 first EUnetHTA Joint Action

LEG Legal aspects of the technology

LYG life-years gained

MRI magnetic resonance imaging

NHS National Health Service (UK)

NNS  number needed to screen

NOKC Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services

OAR open aortic aneurysm repair

OR odds ratio

ORG Organisational aspects of the technology

OTO outer to outer diameter (including the arterial wall)

QA quality assurance

QALY quality adjusted life year

QoL quality of life

RCT randomised controlled trial

SAF Safety of the technology

SAG stakeholder advisory group

SOC Social aspects of the technology

SoF summary of findings

SOP standard operating procedures

SR systematic review

SSGI Social Services of General Interest

STAI  state scale of the state-trait anxiety inventory

Std.MD standard mean difference

TS transversal

USPSTF US Preventive Services Task Force

WP4 Work Plan 4

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