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Reports & Guidance

We publish three different types of report:

Topic Exploration Report (TER) – A TER is published once the initial evidence search on a topic has been carried out. The TER is presented  to the HTW Assessment Group who decide whether the topic should be accepted onto the HTW work programme.

Evidence Appraisal Report (EAR) – Once a topic is accepted onto the HTW work programme, the HTW researchers complete a rapid review of the available evidence on the topic, assess the evidence and draft an EAR. This is reviewed by the topic referrer, independent experts and the HTW Assessment Group before being finalised.

Guidance (GUI) – Guidance on whether the evidence supports adoption of a technology in Wales is produced by the HTW Appraisal Panel which appraises the evidence available in the EAR  alongside expert, patient and public input. The guidance summaries the key evidence and and any implications for the health and social care sectors in Wales.

Expert Review Documents: As part of our appraisal process, we invite experts on a particular topic to take part in an expert review of our draft Evidence Appraisal Report (EAR) on that topic. We ask reviewers to provide comment, either on specific issues/uncertainties that our research team need help clarifying, or the general content of the report and its robustness.  Expert review documents are available to view in the additional documents section of our topic pages.

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272 reports & guidance

TER

June 2023

IVUS (Intravascular ultrasound)

IVUS (Intravascular ultrasound) to guide percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for people with cardiovascular conditions
Read moreabout IVUS (Intravascular ultrasound)
TER

June 2023

Urolon, a bioresorbable urethral bulking agent

Urolon, a bioresorbable urethral bulking agent for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) among adult females.
Read moreabout Urolon, a bioresorbable urethral bulking agent
A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

June 2023

MeMed BV testing to differentiate between bacterial and viral infections

MeMed BV testing to differentiate between acute bacterial and viral infection of the respiratory tract in the Hospital setting.
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TER

June 2023

Smart peak flow meters

Smart peak flow meters for monitoring asthma.
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TER

June 2023

MyDiabetesMyWay

MyDiabetesMyWay, a digital tool for diabetes management and education
Read moreabout MyDiabetesMyWay
A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

June 2023

Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy in people with breast cancer

Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy for mild-to-moderate depression or anxiety in people with breast cancer and survivors of breast cancer.
Read moreabout Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy in people with breast cancer
TER

June 2023

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation for adults with chronic chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.
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TER, EAR, GUI

June 2023

Wearable cardioverter defibrillators

Wearable cardioverter defibrillators for people at risk of cardiac death
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TER

March 2023

Clinical decision tool with AI

A clinical decision support system with artificial intelligence (C the Signs) to facilitate early detection of cancer.
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TER

March 2023

Digital companion robots

Digital companion robots to deliver remote care
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A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

March 2023

Single pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation

Single pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation for the acute treatment or prevention of migraines.
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TER

March 2023

Remote digital pose estimation

Remote digital pose estimation for orthopaedic injury or surgery
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TER

March 2023

AI-assisted ultrasound

AI-assisted ultrasound for deep vein thrombosis
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TER, EAR, GUI

March 2023

Photobiomodulation

Photobiomodulation for the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis associated with cancer treatment
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TER

March 2023

Balloon dilation

Balloon dilation for chronic eustachian tube dysfunction
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A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

March 2023

Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion

Cyanoacrylate glue occlusion for varicose veins.
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A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

February 2023

Gracilis free-functioning muscle transfer

Gracilis free-functioning muscle transfer (FFMT) to restore upper limb function in brachial plexus injury
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TER

February 2023

Ex-vivo lung perfusion

Ex-vivo lung perfusion for advanced pulmonary disease
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TER

February 2023

Stereotactic radiosurgery

Stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia
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A graphic representing a Topic Exploration Report

February 2023

Electrical stimulation for people with chronic respiratory conditions, chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease

Electrical stimulation to improve muscle strength and associated outcomes for people with chronic respiratory conditions, chronic heart failure and chronic…
Read moreabout Electrical stimulation for people with chronic respiratory conditions, chronic heart failure and chronic kidney disease