SHTAC: Delivering excellence in health technology assessment and health services research
Southampton Health Technology Assessments Centre (SHTAC) is one of the leading independent academic centres for health technology assessment and health services research within the UK.
Located within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, SHTAC has expertise in systematic reviews, health economics, statistical modelling, epidemiology and information science.
SHTAC is conducting a systematic review and economic evaluation of the effectiveness and safety of second-eye cataract surgery in patients who have two cataracts and have already received cataract surgery in the first eye.
SHTAC is currently updating a 2009 Cochrane review they previously conducted that examines the effects of bariatric surgery for obesity. Weight loss surgery is considered when other treatments have not worked.