A joint assessment is a structured information for rapid or full/comprehensive HTAs which is the output of joint production in which 2 or more countries and/or organisations work together to prepare shared products or agreed outcomes (Based on definitions from the HTA Network Strategy (page 24) and the EUnetHTA Recommendations (page 6, footnote 8))
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a pathological focal dilatation of the abdominal stem artery. AAA rupture is a dramatic emergency condition with a high risk of death.
The editors of this joint assessment are Agenas, Italy and NOKC, Norway and the editorial team consists of LBI-HTA, Austria; GÖG, Austria, ISCIII-AETS, Spain; NOKC, Norway; THL-FINOHTA, Finland, HVB, Austria; UTA, Estonia, SDU/CAST, Denmark.
Screening programmes for AAA are used to identify individuals at a high risk of AAA rupture. This includes one single invitation for the whole target population to do one ultrasound scan examination. The purpose is to detect abdominal aortic aneurysm in unruptured phase in order to treat those aneurysms with high risk of rupture.
Please find the Core HTA on AAA published on the HTA Core Model® website here