Rationale, aims and objectives: The Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation (AGREE) instrument is a generic tool for assessing guideline quality. This feasibility study aimed to reduce the ambiguity and subjectivity associated with AGREE item scoring, and to augment the tool's capacity to differentiate between good- and poor-quality guidelines. Note: This is an Alberta…
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The use of the term “comparative effectiveness” (CE) has attracted considerable attention, particularly in the United States. This booklet examines the concept of CE and its relationship to other assessment frameworks.
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 #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…