Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report performs an evaluation of the scientific evidence on the safety, performance, and effectiveness of universal and targeted preschool hearing screening (PHS) to inform the Infant and Preschool Screening Framework being developed by the Community and Public Health (CPH)…
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Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This review focused on the best evidence available on the use of PSVS to detect vision conditions in asymptomatic preschool children (aged from birth to 6 years; not necessarily considered at risk for developing visual impairment) to determine the safety and efficacy/effectiveness…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report is an update of a 2007 report. Permanent congenital hearing impairment/loss (PCHI/PCHL) is one of the most common congenital anomalies found at birth which can lead to delays and deficits in the development of speech, language, cognition, and learning, as well as…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report provides an epidemiological profile of fetal aneuploidy and open neural tube defects (ONTD); describes the patterns of care, utilization trends, and factors affecting the provision of first and second trimester screening (FASTs) services for fetal aneuploidy and…
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To quantify the potential cost savings of a community pharmacy-basedhypertension management program based on the results of the Study of Cardiovascular Risk Intervention by Pharmacists-Hypertension (SCRIP-HTN) study in terms of avoided cardiovascular events-myocardial infarction, stroke, and heart failure hospitalization, and to compare these cost savings…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report summarizes available key information on the use of bariatric treatments for adult obesity in Alberta and North America (mainly Canada). This analysis was intended to describe the profile of adult obesity (definition, progression, epidemiology, and population dynamics…
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report examines the research evidence on the safety and efficacy of insulin pump therapy, as compared to multiple daily insulin injections, in the treatment of children, adults, and pregnant women diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The report also analyses the economic impact…
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…
Reflecting the recent increased public awareness of the topic, this is the first and most comprehensive resource for over a decade on the molecular basis, prevalence, treatment options, socioeconomic impact, and prevention strategies of FASD. Edited by world-renowned experts, this compendium includes the latest research results to provide new insights and realistic estimations…
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.
IHE In Your Pocket 2010 provides current health economic statistics, presented in separate sections on health care resources, health behaviours, health status and demographics, and health system performance. To access the IHE PowerPoint chartpack, please click the following link: IHE PowerPoint Slides.
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.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the cost-effectiveness of 21 alternativecervical cancer screening (CCS) strategies.
Part of the successful Institute of Health Economics (IHE) book series, this handbook and ready reference adopts a unique approach in combining policy recommendations with specific treatment options for Parkinson patients. The first part of the book deals with the clinical medical, social and economical aspects of Parkinson Disease. These ten chapters include the latest diagnosis…
PURPOSE: A study was undertaken to evaluate the utilization rates of routine preoperativeelectrocardiogram (ECG) and chest x-ray (CXR) by sex, age, and most frequent surgery type, and to estimate the total cost of these screening tests.