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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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 Greenshaw, Associate Vice President…
This report presents summary information on computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in Alberta, with comparison to the use of these diagnostic imaging technologies in other jurisdictions. The aims of the report are to: illustrate the capacity in Alberta to diagnose and manage health problems with the help of these important technolgies compare the numbers,…
Discussing all aspects of chronic pain management, this is the second volume of the new book series on health care and disease management, published with the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in Edmonton, Canada. The authors provide an introduction into the history, pathophysiology, ethics and epidemiology of chronic pain before covering the different aspects of treating chronic…
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…