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ASERNIP-SMission statement

The mission of the Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S) is to provide quality and timely assessments of new and emerging surgical technologies and techniques. Services provided include:

  • full and rapid systematic reviews, and technology overviews of the peer-reviewed literature
  • the establishment and facilitation of clinical and research audits or studies
  • the assessment of new and emerging techniques and technologies by horizon scanning
  • input into the production of clinical practice guidelines.

Our ultimate aim is to improve the quality of healthcare through the wide dissemination of our evidence-based research to surgeons, healthcare providers and consumers, both nationally and internationally.

The information provided on the ASERNIP-S website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.

This site does not host or receive funding from advertising.

General information on ASERNIP-S assessment processes

Procedures nominated for review
Review process

New emerging techniques (NET-S)

ASERNIP-S documents

Systematic reviews and technology overviews
Consumer information


Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S)
199 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0900
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999

Email (general):
Email (consumer issues):

Links to related organisations

Adelaide University
Australasian Cochrane Centre
Australian Council on Healthcare Standards
Australian Department of Health
Centre for Reviews and Dissemination
Consumer Health Forum

General Practice SA
Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi)
International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment (INAHTA)
Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)
National Heart Foundation Australia
National Horizon Scanning Centre (UK) 
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (UK)

National Institute of Clinical Studies (NICS)

INAHTAASERNIP-S is a member of the International Network of Agencies for Health
Technology Assessment (INAHTA) that promotes and facilitates information
exchange and collaboration among HTA agencies.


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