Value for Money in the Health System was the eighth in the series of Innovation Forums. The keynote speaker, Mr. Don Drummond, Matthews Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queens University, and a former Associate Deputy Minister of Finance in the Government of Canada, as well as a former Senior Vice President and Chief Economics at TD Financial…
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The EQ-5D is a standardized instrument developed by the EuroQol group for use as a measure of health outcome. It considers five dimensions of health-related quality of life: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain/discomfort, anxiety/depression. When the need for greater collaboration around implementation and use of the EQ-5D in Alberta was recognized in eary 2012, colleagues…
The concept of “personalized medicine” in health is garnering increased attention. Personalized medicine can be defined as the tailoring of preventive, diagnostic, or therapeutic interventions to the characteristics of an individual or population. This may involve genetic or laboratory biomarker information. As personalized medicine promises to increasingly change the…
In February 2012, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in partnership with the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) sponsored a two day meeting of content, administrative and research experts to identify the breadth of diagnostic imaging studies that CIHI might feasibly undertake with its data or with data that could be easily obtained. The purpose of this report…
Sponsored by the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) – Methodology Forum Series. Presented at the Health Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Personalised Medicine in Canada: A Multi-Stakeholder Workshop to Examine the Canadian Perspective, January 12, 2012. The specific objectives of this session/workshop were to: Explore issues relevant to economic evaluation…
This study measures the return on investment for parent training at the pre- or early childhood stage. The purpose is to prevent conduct disorders in childhood, and mental health problems in adolescence and adulthood. The program studied is the Triple P program. The context is a one year birth cohort in Alberta. The costs are for a universal parental training program. The downstream…
Institute of Health Economics Working Paper WP 05-06. The purpose of this study was to analyze epidemiologic and cost trends from 1991 to 2001 in the province of Saskatchewan for a cohort of individuals identified as having diabetes and for a randomly selected control cohort. The objectives were to: explore epidemiologic trends (i.e., prevalence, incidence and mortality) in diabetes…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) Information Paper #25. The aim of this report is to provide a cost estimate, over a one year time period from a payer’s perspective, of Biosite Triage Point-of-Care (POC) B-Type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) assay used to rule out congestive heart failure (CHF) from other pulmonary conditions for patients presenting in…