Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report examines the potential role of low dose computed tomography (LDCT) in screening for lung cancer in adults aged 50 years or older in Alberta. Section Authors: Section One – Social and System Demographics Analysis: Bing Guo, Dagmara Chojecki Section Two –…
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OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to assess the cost-effectiveness of 21 alternativecervical cancer screening (CCS) strategies.
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This report is about testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and can also cause cervical cancer. Cervical screening aims to reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality by detecting precancerous lesions early. Until…
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 06-02. The purpose of this report is to examine the economic implications for the province if a supplement to the fee schedule were allowed for vacuum-assisted biopsies. 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…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #22. We present a model process that will assist health care organizations in developing and implementing a formal management system for learning from incidens. Developed specifically for the Radiation Treatment (RT) Program at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, a major cancer treatment centre in Calgary, Alberta,…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report. In this systematic review, we have critically reviewed the literature addressing the social, legal and ethical issues related to genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, synthesized current information and identified existing gaps in knowledge. We believe the review will prove valuable to policy- and decision-makers…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #21. The three objectives of this assessment are to determine the available scientific evidence on: the effective time interval for mammography screening in asymptomatic women aged 50 to 69 years; the effective screening interval in asymptomatic women between the ages of 40 and 49 years; and the mortality rate…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #18. This report has been prepared following interest by the Alberta Cord Blood Bank in obtaining advice on the comparative effectiveness and costs of different types of stem cell transplantation. Earlier assessments by the Foundation have considered peripheral blood stem cell transplantation and cord blood transplantation.…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #17. The present report has been prepared as a follow up to the previous assessment because of continued interest in the technology by the health ministry and others. It considers studies that have been reported in the literature since completion of the earlier assessment (1997-1999) and focuses on the efficacy…