14 – 16 November 2006 Edmonton, Alberta In November 2006 the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) hosted the Consensus Development Conference on Self-Monitoring in Diabetes, looking specifically at the cost of testing, whether people with diabetes use test strips to monitor their blood sugar levels and, if so, whether they act on the information generated from these tests. The Consensus…
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Consensus Statement Consensus Statement on Self-monitoring in Diabetes (257 KB) Download Consensus Statement Media Releases 16 November 2006 – Media Release – Consensus reached on self-monitoring in diabetes (33 KB) Download Media Release 8 November 2006 – Media Release – High priced materials may not be needed by all Diabetics (39 KB) Download Media Release Other Papers Consensus…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #24. Health technology assessments (HTAs) routinely identify questions or research ‘gaps’ that are not adequately addressed by the primary research. The unique situation of having an HTA unit housed within a provincial research funding organization provided an ideal setting for linking research…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #20. Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is the systematic evaluation of properties, effects and/or other impacts of health care technology. Its primary purpose is to provide objective information to support health care decisions and policy making at the local, regional, national and international levels. NOTE:…
Background: The purpose of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is to make the best possible summary of the evidence regarding specific health interventions in order to influence health care and policy decisions. The need for decision makers to find relevant HTA data when it is needed is a barrier to its usefulness. These barriers are highest in rural areas and amongst isolated…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #16. The objectives of this review were: To propose a generic evaluation framework for HTA agencies to strengthen their evaluation capacity. To conduct a review of HTA agencies to understand what aspects of HTA agencies have been evaluated, approaches/methods used, outcomes of hte evaluations and to understand…