This White Paper discusses the concept of developing a comprehensive rheumatoid arthritis registry in Alberta, and the important health, social, and economic gains such a resource would generate for Alberta.
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Abstract: Canadian and US health systems have often been characterized as having vastly different approaches to the financing and delivery of healthcare, with Canada portrayed as more reliant on rationing based on costs. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between the two countries, the evolution and current role of health economic evaluation, and…
This discussion paper has been produced in response to a request from CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (CIHR IHSPR). The discussion paper will provide guidance to those tasked with conducting an economic evaluation of complex health system interventions. The guidance will be an elaboration of existing National guidelines for economic evaluation, and serve as…
This project is concerned with describing a comprehensive set of HTA products, not the methods used to produce them. The report describes various products produced by HTA agencies and provides a summary of the basic elements of these products, but an in-depth analysis of, or comparison between, the various products in terms of their methodology is beyond its scope. Information…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #23. This report is intended as a discussion primer for two challenges increasingly faced by health technology assessment (HTA), health impact assessment (HIA), health needs assessment, parliamentary technology assessment (PTA), participatory technology assessment, policy makers in numerous areas, health care…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #18. This paper has two specific objectives: to describe some of the challenges of using research evidence to inform healthcare policy making; and to provide policy makers and researchers with a framework or tool that would identify and facilitate the use of research evidence and other information in healthcare…