This document describes the entry of new medical devices into the Canadian health system. It is intended to provide an accurate description of new medical device entry in Canada, and is intended to give patients, the public, private and public sector health system researchers, medical device companies, and private and public coverage bodies a general understanding of what regulatory,…
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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…
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…
Written by health policy experts, the book gives a comprehensive overview of 8 different national health care systems and focuses in particular on the different approaches to maintain efficiency and to contain overall healthcare costs. Each chapter identifies the 4-5 specific policies with the highest impact for the respective country over the past 20-30 years and the current policy…
This report provides information regarding the impact of physician reimbursement models on five dimensions specified in the Provincial Alternate Relationship Plan Program Evaluation. The impact of physician reimbursement models were assessed on the following five dimensions: Health service utilization Access to care Quality of services Patient satisfaction Physician satisfaction…
Discussing issues of health care financing, this is the first volume in a completely new public health book series, edited by the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in Alberta, Canada. Starting with various funding methods, it also features sections on different health care payment and purchasing mechanisms, as well as equity issues. This book is of interest to medical and allied…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #17. This paper focuses on incident reporting systems relevant to the hospital and efforts to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes. Costs associated with incident reporting systems are included wherever possible. This paper aims to assess the effectiveness of hospital incident reporting systems in improving…