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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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…
Emceed by Don Newman, national journalist and broadcaster and Chair of Canada 2020, this fifth session considered the following theme: Innovation and Sustainability in Health Systems. Speakers from all sectors provided a range of perspectives on how to foster innovation and drive towards a more sustainable healthcare system.
This overview provides an analysis of the economic landscape of primary care in Alberta and a discussion of the proposed reforms in terms of ends and means.
The economic impact of mental illness and addictions is felt throughout society - in the health care system, the social services system, education, criminal justice, and the workplace. In this booklet we conducted a provincial and national level analysis of the expenditures on mental health and addictions in Canada.
Emceed by Tom Feasby, the University of Calgary‘s Dean of Medicine, this fourth session considered the following theme: Innovation and Economics: Investing in the Future Health System. Speakers from all sectors provided a range of perspectives on the best ways to direct resources so as to ensure a real return on investment.
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…