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Journal of Craniomandibular Function
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J CranioMand Func 3 (2011), No. 2     14. June 2011
J CranioMand Func 3 (2011), No. 2  (14.06.2011)

Page 97-101, Language: English/German


Statement by the German Society for Function Diagnostics and Therapy (DGFDT) on HTA report 101
Hugger, Alfons / Kordaß, Bernd / Lange, Matthias / Ahlers, M. Oliver
The German Agency for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of the DIMDI (German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information) recently published its HTA report on "Dental indications for standardised procedures of instrumental functional analysis under consideration of health economic aspects"a (Report 101). The authors' aim was to evaluate "the currently available evidence of the instrumental functional analysis as diagnostic procedures [sic] for craniomandibular or temporomandibular dysfunctions in comparison to the classic clinical functional analysis"a. The report thus claimed that the included statements should be viewed within the context of healthcare policy-or that the report may even be capable of giving counsel or directions on health policy.