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Ontario Public Drug Programs

Glossary – H

This glossary provides brief explanations of terms used in the Ontario Public Drug Programs web pages. To access a term definition, select the appropriate letter from the alphabet below.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Head-to-head A clinical trial that compares a new product with current standard therapy.
Health economics The application of economic theory to phenomena and problems associated with health.
Health technology Any method used by those working in health services to promote health, prevent and treat disease and improve rehabilitation and long-term care. Technologies in this context are not confined to new drugs or sophisticated equipment, but include surgical procedures, devices and other forms of therapeutic intervention such as physiotherapy and psychology.

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