The Institute of Health Economics sponsored Dr. Arne Ohlsson and Dr. Prakeshkumar Shah to write this book to inform the May 2007 Consensus Development Conference on Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies: How to Prevent Low Birth Weight. The book provides a synopsis of the research evidence on the determinants and prevention of preterm/low birth weight births. This book is a synopsis (an…
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Speaker Biographies Speakers Dr. Tom Feasby Dr. Tom Feasby has been Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary since 2007. Previously he was Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Capital Health and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is a practicing neurologist and a health services researcher, who studies the appropriateness…
2 December 2008Edmonton, Alberta Greetings Alberta Health and Wellness Introduction to the IHE Forum Lorne Tyrrell, IHE Board Chair and CIHR/GSK Chair in VirologyDownload Presentation Comparative Effectiveness in Health Care Gail Wilensky, PhD, Economist and Senior Fellow, Project HOPEDownload Presentation Investing in Innovation - Impact of Comparative Effectiveness…
2 December 2008 Edmonton, Alberta In December 2008, the Institute of Health Economics launched a series of semi-annual innovation forums whose goal is to bring together senior public and private sector decision-makers to address policy issues of importance in the health care system, not just in Alberta, but to all of Canada and the international community, as well. Emceed by Andy…
The mental health economics literature review shows that about one third of the articles found in the search did not include any or just minimal economic information. The database of 4005 references can be used to analyze the mental health economic literature e.g. by diagnosis, type of economic analysis, treatment, publication year, and targeted population.
The Consensus Statement on Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment was produced by a panel of experts led by the Hon. Michael Kirby Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada. This consensus statement was prepared by an independent panel of health professionals, academics, and public representatives based on: presentations by and questioning of experts…
L’honorable Michael Kirby (président de la Commission de la santé mentale du Canada) a présidé un éminent panel de citoyens et d’experts pour formuler des recommandations pratiques sur la façon d’améliorer la prévention, le diagnostic et le traitement des troubles dépressifs chez…
Program Consensus Development Conference on Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment – Final Program (510 KB) Download Program Consensus Statement Consensus Statement on Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment (275 KB) Download Consensus Statement Déclaration commune sur la dépression chez les adultes – Comment…
Wed 15 Oct 2008 | Thurs 16 Oct 2008 | Fri 17 Oct 2008 Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment – Final Program Wednesday, 15 October 2008 08:15 – 08:30 Opening Remarks 08:30 – 09:00 Question 1: What is depression and how common is it? Depressive disorders, symptoms, prevalence, and incidence (1.8 MB)Scott B. Patten MD FRCPC PhD, Professor, Faculty…
15 – 17 October 2008 Calgary, Alberta The Institute of Health Economics (IHE), in collaboration with the Alberta Depression Initiative Project, Alberta Health and Wellness, the Alberta Mental Health Board and the Mental Health Commission of Canada organized a Consensus development conference on Depression in Adults: How to Improve Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment in Calgary,…
How much should we spend on mental health? provides an overview of the various approaches that have been used to answer the question of health spending, applied to the mental health context. Estimates using several of the approaches are provided. Information Specialists: Trish Chatterley, Liz Dennett
IHE In Your Pocket (IHE IYP) presents a bird’s eye view of the economic aspects of the Canadian healthcare system with international comparisons. IHE IYP 2008 has been reorganized and expanded, and includes the most currently available data. Topics are presented related to resources first, addressing in turn economic burden of illness, expenditures, physical resources, prices,…
Discussing issues of health care financing, this is the first volume in a completely new public health book series, edited by the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in Alberta, Canada. Starting with various funding methods, it also features sections on different health care payment and purchasing mechanisms, as well as equity issues. This book is of interest to medical and allied…