Canadian Agency For Drugs And Technologies

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Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Introduction
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a health-related organization that we are not familiar with and investigate the organization. For this paper, the organization that will be investigated will be the Canadian Agency of Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH). The following sections will discuss what the organization is about, its mission and mandate, how the organization is structured, funding, and why does the organization exists.
What is the organization?
The Canadian Agency of Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that is based in Ottawa but has liaison officers across Canada. The organization is responsible in providing Canada’s health care decision-makers with objective evidence to help make informed decisions about the optimal use of drugs and medical devices in our healthcare system. They are considered to be an organization that is a trusted pan-Canadian source of credible health care evidence.

The organization’s purpose outlines that it harmonizes the scientific approach of its products and services, increased production of its HTAs and rapid reviews, invited patient engagement, and welcomed the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review to the organization. Their work is one of their world’s leading health technology assessment (HTA) organizations and essential contributor to evidence-informed decision-making in Canada.

CADTH’s organizational chart
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