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This exploratory report provides a summary of some of the published information on the current status of research in and potential future sphere of activity of nanomedicine (Part I) and an inventory of resources on nanotechnology and nanomedicine (Part II). Over the next 5 to 10 years it is expected that the overall impact of nanomedicine will be multifaceted, with significant…
This Methodology Paper summarizes the process, a modified Delphi approach, used to develop a specific checklist for the quality appraisal of case series studies. This work was supplemented with a review of other published checklists and an initial pilot test of the newly developed quality appraisal checklist. Researchers at the Institute of Health Economics with researchers from…
OBJECTIVES: The recent emphasis on knowledge translation (KT) in health care is based on the premise that quality of care improves when research findings are translated into practice. This study aimed to identify the extent, nature, and settings of KT research pertaining to the care of older adults.
This report describes a framework for evaluating policies developed within the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP) to strengthen the link between policy development and evidence. The framework was designed as a foundation upon which to build a more detailed and contextualized evaluative process in consultation with all stakeholders who are likely to be affected…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #21. Much of the activity and purpose of HTA is related to interaction with organizations and individuals with interests in the technologies that are being considered. The focus is often stakeholders with major financial or operational responsbilities for health technologies, including government authorities,…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #18. This paper has two specific objectives: to describe some of the challenges of using research evidence to inform healthcare policy making; and to provide policy makers and researchers with a framework or tool that would identify and facilitate the use of research evidence and other information in healthcare…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #19. The intent is to develop an overview as a guide to HTA managers; this paper should be regarded as a vehicle for further discussion on these issues. NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Information Paper #23. The activities of the HTA Unit in 2002–2003, as reflected in various types of reports it had produced and related dissemination activities, were reviewed in a paper published in 2004. The paper provided an overview of the effectiveness of the Unit as an aid to its future management, drawing on…