Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report performs an evaluation of the scientific evidence on the safety, performance, and effectiveness of universal and targeted preschool hearing screening (PHS) to inform the Infant and Preschool Screening Framework being developed by the Community and Public Health (CPH)…
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Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This review focused on the best evidence available on the use of PSVS to detect vision conditions in asymptomatic preschool children (aged from birth to 6 years; not necessarily considered at risk for developing visual impairment) to determine the safety and efficacy/effectiveness…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report is an update of a 2007 report. Permanent congenital hearing impairment/loss (PCHI/PCHL) is one of the most common congenital anomalies found at birth which can lead to delays and deficits in the development of speech, language, cognition, and learning, as well as…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report provides an epidemiological profile of fetal aneuploidy and open neural tube defects (ONTD); describes the patterns of care, utilization trends, and factors affecting the provision of first and second trimester screening (FASTs) services for fetal aneuploidy and…
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…