(Related concept: PubMed) An electronic database of medical articles produced by the United States National Library of Medicine. Note: In 2008, there were over 17 million references from about 5,000 biomedical journals published since 1966 indexed in it.

• critically appraises the quality of the evidence base

and • provides information on costs and financial impact. Note 2: The report may optionally discuss organisational considerations. Note 3: A “mini-HTA” may be as rigorous as an HTA report but typically has a restricted scope and so is quicker to produce. Note 4: Related terms include health technology, HTA report, rapid review, level of evidence