Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #29. The aim of this report was to present and critically appraise the published evidence on the prevalence of chronic non-malignant pain in the general population and the primary care setting. A secondary objective was to summarize all the available information in the primary studies about characteristics of pain…
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Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #27. This project is Part II of a request from several Regional Health Authorities and Alberta Health and Wellness, regarding two key objectives: to present information on the regulation of acupuncture in Alberta, including the scope of practice and coverage of services; and to conduct a systematic review of current…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #26. Given the very broad range of suicide prevention strategies, it is unrealistic to cover all of them in this report. Thus, the main focus of this review is to present the findings from primary research that assessed the efficacy/effectiveness of suicide prevention programs on school aged children and youth…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #25. This report is a systematic review of the literature on the use of computerized electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation for detecting heart conditions as a part of routine medical examinations in healthy adults. The aim of this report is to inform practitioners and other interested parties on the available…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #6. This report provides details of a telepsychiatry pilot project undertaken by the Provincial Mental Health Advisory Board-Central Alberta (PMHAB) in cooperation with four Regional Health Authorities. It supplements an earlier report issued by the Board describing the pilot project evaluation and has been prepared…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #5. This assessment of computerized gait analysis in the management of children with cerebral palsy (CP) or spina bifida (SB) has been prepared at the request of the Glenrose Hospital, Edmonton. The hospital has already undertaken developmental work towards establishing a gait analysis facility. Advice was sought…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #4. This outline of issues in the assessment of telehealth is intended as a resource document for health care funders, providers and administrators. Health authorities and others in Alberta face decisions on the procurement and use of this information and communication technology. Such decisions should be informed…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #3. The intent of this report is to inform medical practitioners and the public on the current status of in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) as a treatment for various types of infertility, and on its use and coverage in Canada. The report has been prepared because of the interest and debate regarding…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #2. This paper is intended as a short overview of the effectiveness and status of a neurosurgical procedure, posteroventral pallidotomy (PVP), which is used in the treatment of some people with Parkinson's Disease. NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents…