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Purpose: In pharmaceutical clinical trials, industrial sponsors pay for study drugs and related healthcare services. We conducted a study to determine industry’s economic contribution of these trials to the Alberta healthcare system. Authors and Affiliations: Dat T. Tran1,2; Ilke Akpinar2 ; Richard N. Fedorak3 ; Egon Jonsson2 ; John R. Mackey4 ; Lawrence Richer5 ; Philip…
This paper reviews implementation of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) and its financial implications. Literature on clinical outcomes and financial implications were reviewed. Reports from many different surgery types shows that implementation of ERAS reduces complications and shortens hospital stay. These improvements have major impacts on reducing the cost of care even…
Adding universal rectal screening to urogenital screening should positively impact rectal Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) incidence in affected populations. A dynamic Markov model was used to evaluate costs and outcomes of three rectal CT screening strategies among women attending sexually transmitted infection clinics in Alberta, Canada: universal urogenital-only screening (UG-only),…
The Liberal government committed to making mental health services more accessible. Housing funding was increased in the last budget, but now commitment to comprehensive home care for the severely mentally ill and access to primary care treatments for common mental disorders are needed.