Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This STE report examines the safety, screening accuracy, therapeutic efficacy/effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, budget impact, and health system readiness of newborn screening for seven conditions (galactosemia, tyrosinemia type I, homocystinuria, sickle cell anemia, sickle…
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This report compares the use of telemental health services in Canada and Finland, focusing specifically on the use of videoconferencing. Information Specialist: Janice Varney
Evidence of benefit from telemental health applications: a systematic review. This review considers the evidence of benefit from use of telemental health (TMH) in studies that had clinical, economic, or administrative outcomes. The review also includes studies that provided information on the accuracy or feasibility of TMH. Information Specialist: Janice Varney
Routine Preoperative Tests - Are They Necessary? is about routine preoperative testing on otherwise healthy patients who are scheduled for elective surgery. This report is a synopsis of the findings from some of the major health technology assessments and systematic reviews on preoperative testing published during the last two decades. The implications of these results for Alberta…
The use of the automated auditory brainstem response and otoacoustic emissions tests for newborn hearing screening. Permanent congenital hearing impairment/loss (PCHI) is one of the most common congenital anomalies found at birth which can be expected to lead to delays and deficits in the development of speech, language, cognition and learning, as well as secondary effects on the…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #36. The objective of this report is to identify the most appropriate investigative protocol, or component of a protocol, for determining the cause(s) of stillbirth and to identify protocols that have been recommended by health authorities and professional associations both within Canada and worldwide. Information…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #35. The objective of this report is to assess the efficacy and safety of using trigger point injection (TPI) to treat patients with chronic non-malignant musculoskeletal pain, based on a systematic review of the current published evidence, and to determine the current state of the procedure, the feasibility of…