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Evidence to Improve Care

Request a Health Technology Assessment

Health Quality Ontario conducts health technology assessments to inform recommendations to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care regarding the public funding of health technologies such as medical devices and health care services.


  • Diagnostic- and treatment-related medical devices, clinical procedures and health service delivery practices used in any health care service or setting.

  • Prescription drugs – in Ontario, the Committee to Evaluate Drugs makes recommendations about whether a prescription drug should be publicly funded. They typically rely in part on the Common Drug Review.

  • Vaccines – in Ontario, the Provincial Infectious Disease Advisory Committee (PIDAC) creates best practice documents, reports and recommendations on matters related to communicable diseases, immunizations, infection prevention and control and surveillance. 

  • Any materials submitted will be shared with external experts and are also subject to freedom of information requests made to Health Quality Ontario.

  • The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the materials submitted comply with all applicable privacy and intellectual property regulations.

  • Health Quality Ontario will notify the manufacturer(s) of the health technology if it decides to proceed with a health technology assessment

Online Application Form

Upon receipt, the application will be reviewed and the applicant will be contacted if further information is required to process this application.


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