moving target problem

Alternative spelling: moving-target problem Changes in health care that can render health technology assessments out-of-date, sometimes even before the recommendations that come out of them can be implemented. Note: Included are changes in the mother technology, in one of its variants or in a complementary technology (used to treat a given health problem), emergence of new competing technologies, and changes in the application of a technology (e.g. to different patient populations or to different health problems).

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