Presenteeism (reduced productivity at work) is thought to be responsible for large economic costs. Nevertheless, much of the research supporting this is based on self-report questionnaires that have not been adequately evaluated.
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Presenteeism, reduced productivity while working, has come into consideration as a major occupational health problem in many countries with serious consequences for both organizations and employees. Increasing evidence shows that presenteeism represents a significant source of productivity losses that can cost organizations much more than does absenteeism, and it can lead to an…
Objectives: To assess and compare the measurement properties (ie, validity, reliability, responsiveness) and the quality of the evidence of presenteeism instruments.
This review considers the evidence of benefit from use of telerehabilitation (TRH) from studies that had clinical or administrative outcomes.
This report reviews the evidence of telehealth in substance abuse and addiction including the literature on smoking, alcohol, drug abuse and gambling. The included telehealth technologies include videoconferencing, computer, Internet, and telephone.
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
Teleoncology: Applications and associated benefits for the adult population. This report determines the current state of evidence on teleoncology applications to improve access to care closer to home for rural patients and families affected by a diagnosis of cancer. It follows an earlier report by Marie-Josée Paquin prepared as part of her participation in the SEARCH Classic…
Institute of Health Economics Working Paper WP 05-07. The aim of this paper is to compare health in Canada and the United States using a preference-based measure. NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document…
Institute of Health Economics Working Paper WP 05-03. Missing data is a common problem in studies that collect data on patient-reported outcomes data. This paper reports the methods, results, and an evaluation of one method for imputing missince Centre for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) data in a study of health-related quality of life (HRQL) in a cohort of patients…
Institute of Health Economics Working Paper WP 05-02. The purpose of this report was to assess the cross-sectional construct validity of the Health Utilities Mark 3 (HUI3) in type 2 diabetes using population-health survey data. NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats;…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #34. This report reviews the literature on assessment of telecardiology, considering applications in pediatric care, hospital or clinic use for adults, emergency care, and home care. Information Specialist: Seana Collins NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #20. This report presents data from the telepsychiatry program subsequent to the pilot project. The assessment of telepsychiatry beyond the pilot project stage had two primary focuses: a) to develop and document information collection systems initiated during the pilot project evaluation, and b) to assess the operation…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #6. This report provides details of a telepsychiatry pilot project undertaken by the Provincial Mental Health Advisory Board-Central Alberta (PMHAB) in cooperation with four Regional Health Authorities. It supplements an earlier report issued by the Board describing the pilot project evaluation and has been prepared…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #4. This outline of issues in the assessment of telehealth is intended as a resource document for health care funders, providers and administrators. Health authorities and others in Alberta face decisions on the procurement and use of this information and communication technology. Such decisions should be informed…