Medical technology, as defined by statute, is drugs, devices, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used for specific indications, and organizational support systems within which health services are performed.
Health technology assessment issues are regulated by two laws:
- the Act of 27 August 2004 on health care services financed from public funds and
- the Act of 12 May 2011 on reimbursement of medicines, foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses and medical devices.
Due to differences in the approach to drug and non-drug technology assessment, medical technologies are assessed by two divisions of the Agency:
- Health Technology Assessment Department and
- Healthcare Services Department.
The former specializes in drug technology assessment, the latter in non-drug technology assessment. Details on methodological solutions of the assessments and their results are available in separate tabs.
Current documents regarding the scope in question can be found in the Public Information Bulletin.