Our challenge is to support decision makers (health professionals and patients) by giving them the best available scientific evidence on health technology and healthcare systems. We also contribute to evaluation, monitoring changes in current practice, and health outcomes.
History and structure
The Galician Agency for Health Technology Assessment (avalia-t) was established in 1999 by the Galician Regional Government. Avalia-t is a unit of the Department of Health and has a director and multidisciplinary staff.
Our main goal is to promote the introduction, dissemination and use of health technologies using clinically proven efficacy, effectiveness and safety criteria. We also support the decision-making process by providing the best available evidence into account on the technologies clinical, economic, social, ethic and legal impact, including patients preferences. We also elaborate on clinical practice guidelines and support relevant assessment studies.
Avalia-t is an administrativa unit dependent on the Agencia Galega para la Gestión del Conocimiento en Salud, inside the Galician Regional Government. Avalia-t's working group is formed by multidisciplinary staff, graduated in Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychology, Biology and Documentation.