OBJECTIVE: The series of papers in this issue was developed to examine the use of health technology assessment in policies toward prevention-specifically toward mass screening-in European countries. The papers actually examined three screening strategies: mammography screening for breast cancer, prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer, and routine ultrasound in normal pregnancy. METHODS: Papers were sought from the member states of the European Union, plus Switzerland. Ultimately, nine acceptable papers were received, and were reviewed, revised, and edited. RESULTS: Screening is an accepted strategy in many countries for reducing the burden of disease through early detection and intervention. In part, this is because of successful screening programs that have been evaluated and implemented in many countries. At the same time, unevaluated and even useless and harmful screening programs-unjustified medically or economically-are widespread. Health technology assessment could help ...
The objectives of this paper are to describe the status and development of health technology regulation with regard to coverage decisions and utilization, and to analyze the current situation of health technology assessment (HTA) in Germany. The relevant literature for controlling health technologies was identified by searching the literature and databases and through personal contacts. The literature was analyzed with regard to the different sectors in the healthcare system. For the analysis of the current state of HTA in Germany, a national survey was carried out. In addition, the names of topics under assessment were collected. The results show that coverage decisions in the ambulatory sector appear to be much more regulated than those in the inpatient sector. The same is true for diffusion and usage of technologies. The strict separation of the hospital and the ambulatory care sector in Germany constitutes a barrier to regulation and to making HTA an effective instrument in Germany. Until ...
While the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) community has acknowledged the importance of public and consumer involvement in the HTA process, very few studies have examined how technology-related findings may be reported by the media to the broader public. This paper compares the content of press articles with the content of three Canadian HTA reports that respectively assess electroconvulsive therapy, first-trimester prenatal screening for Down syndrome, and prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer. We qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed 186 press articles addressing the same technologies. Our results show that beyond stylistic emphasis, there is an important overlap between media coverage of these technologies and the content of HTA reports. Findings also highlight shared interests on which both researchers and journalists could build to enhance the communication of health information to the public ...
Health care policy-makers throughout Europe seek to improve the health status of their citizens through the delivery of health services. Health policy thus aims at improving the performance and health outcomes within sustainable health systems.. Health technology assessment (HTA) contributes to the formulation of such health policy by providing evidence-based information to those who make policies and decide on the coverage and usage of health technologies. However, establishing links between HTA and policy-making poses challenges to both producers and users of HTA - and there is a potential to improve the responsiveness of HTA to the needs of policy-makers to achieve the desired goal for HTA of a larger policy input role.. This book gives an overview of the relationship between HTA and health policy in Europe by:. ...
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to review and compare current health technology assessment (HTA) activities for medical devices across non-European Union HTA agencies. METHODS: HTA activities for medical devices were evaluated from three perspectives: organizational structure, processes, and methods. Agencies were primarily selected upon membership of existing HTA networks. The data collection was performed in two stages: stage 1-agency Web-site assessment using a standardized questionnaire, followed by review and validation of the collected data by a representative of the agency; and stage 2-semi-structured telephone interviews with key informants of a sub-sample of agencies. RESULTS: In total, thirty-six HTA agencies across twenty non-EU countries assessing medical devices were included. Twenty-seven of thirty-six (75 percent) agencies were judged at stage 1 to have adopted HTA-specific approaches for medical devices (MD-specific agencies) that were largely organizational or procedural. ...
Get this from a library! Gene Therapy : International Regulatory and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Activities and Reimbursement Status. [Tara Cowling; Sarah Jones;]
We review the various aspects of health technology assessment in osteoporosis, including epidemiology and burden of disease, and assessment of the cost-effectiveness of recent advances in the treatmen
The Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA) conduct systematic reviews on health and interventions and produce guidelines to provide a rational basis for health care decision-making.
Health Technology Assessment 2005; Vol. 9: No. 17 Immediate angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction Feedback The HTA Programme and the authors would like to know your views about this report. The Correspondence Page on the HTA website (http://www.ncchta.org) is a convenient way to publish your comments. If you prefer, you can send your comments to the address below, telling us whether you would like us to transfer them to the website. We look forward to hearing from you. Health Technology Assessment 2005; Vol. 9: No. 17 Clinical effectiveness and costeffectiveness of immediate angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction: systematic review and economic evaluation D Hartwell, J Colquitt, E Loveman, AJ Clegg, H Brodin, N Waugh, P Royle, P Davidson, L Vale and L MacKenzie May 2005 The National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment, Mailpoint 728, Boldrewood, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 7PX, UK. Fax: +44 (0) 23 8059 5639 Email: [email protected] ...
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the Corn Technology Assessment project from the viewpoint of its being a pilot project of the broader-type of commodity-specific technology assessment. More specifically, the discussion will center on : a definition of TA; objectives of the TA; delineation of production systems (by commodity or by technology); a framework of analysis; and the process of identifying specific technologies. Sundquist, W. Burt; Menz, Kenneth M.; Neumeyer, Catherine F.
I returned to ScHARR in January 2010 after spending three years working on NICE Clinical Guidelines. I started in November 2006 as Senior Health Economist at the National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care which developed Clinical Guidelines for NICE. When this centre was merged with three others to form the National Clinical Guideline Centre (NCGC) in April 2009, I joined the NCGC as Health Economics Lead.. Prior to this period, I was a cost-effectiveness modeller within the HEDS section at ScHARR where I worked on NICE Technology Appraisals, NICE Clinical Guidelines, Health Technology Assessments and consultancy projects for the pharmaceutical industry.. I am currently Deputy Director of the NICE Decision Support Unit (DSU). The DSU is commissioned by The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to provide a research and training resource to support the Institutes Technology Appraisal Programme.. ...
Health Technology Assessment Cochlear Implants: Bilateral versus Unilateral Final Evidence Report April 17, 2013 Health Technology Assessment Program (HTA) Washington State Health Care Authority PO Box
The appraisal committee considered the evidence on the clinical effectiveness of DES in the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD). The meta-analysis of the clinical trials, conducted by the assessment group,3 showed that the use of DES reduced the rate of revascularisation in the target lesions and the target vessels, at all follow-up time points up to three years, compared with bare-metal stents (BMS). This reduced rate of revascularisation was not, however, accompanied by a reduction in mortality. The committee additionally took into account the ongoing international debate regarding the possible adverse effects of DES on the longer-term risks of myocardial infarction and mortality. It accepted the findings of the Food and Drug Administration review4 and agreed that the most reasonable view at present is that DES conferred no statistically significant benefits or harms in mortality or acute myocardial infarction (MI) rates in the longer term over BMS, when used within their indications for ...
Introduction: As the pace of health technology innovations increases greater pressure is placed on HTA agencies to review and make recommendations promptly. One response to this pressure is the use of Rapid Reviews (RRs). As part of the HTA system RRs can support decision making in an environment with increasing competing demands by synthesising evidence to support informed decisions in a timely manner, without sacrificing scientific rigor. Since 2009 all new drugs in Ireland are first subject to a RR. After which a full HTA may or may not be required. The objective of this study is to examine what factors determine the outcome of a rapid review, i.e. if a full HTA is recommended or not. Methods: Data on drug evaluations from 2009 to 2016 were extracted from the NCPE websites. A logit regression was employed to determine the factors influencing the outcome of the rapid review, i.e. the recommendation for a full HTA. Results: All drugs for which a RR only was required were recommended for ...
It must be emphasised that the output from NICE and HTBS will be advice on clinical- and cost-effectiveness and not on need, budgetary priority or affordability. Assessments will certainly inform the process of rational and equitable distribution of resources, but they are not about what a health care provider should afford or can afford, nor are they about assessing population needs or prioritising these against available resources. However, regardless of questions of priority and affordability, any reasonable person would surely not condone the provision of treatments that were either only equivocally beneficial or where the benefit per £ (sterling), or per hour of clinical time taken from some other activity, was less than an alternative. Advising on the degree of real benefit and value for money should, therefore, be seen as an aid to the evidence-based, equitable distribution of limited resources but should not be seen as stumbling into rationing (Smith, 2000).. Health technology ...
A multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of medical technology in healthcare.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Risk scores to guide referral decisions for people with suspected ovarian cancer in secondary care: a systematic review and cost-effectiveness analysis. AU - Westwood, Marie. AU - Ramaekers, Bram. AU - Lang, Shona. AU - Grimm, Sabine. AU - Deshpande, Sohan. AU - de Kock, Shelley. AU - Armstrong, Nigel. AU - Joore, Manuela. AU - Kleijnen, Jos. PY - 2018/8/1. Y1 - 2018/8/1. KW - MALIGNANCY ALGORITHM ROMA. KW - IOTA SIMPLE RULES. KW - MULTICENTER EXTERNAL VALIDATION. KW - ULTRASOUND-BASED RULES. KW - ADNEXAL MASSES. KW - PELVIC MASS. KW - DIAGNOSTIC-ACCURACY. KW - INDEX RMI. KW - PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS. KW - POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN. KW - DIFFERENTIAL-DIAGNOSIS. KW - POSTOPERATIVE MORTALITY. KW - MENOPAUSAL STATUS. U2 - 10.3310/hta22440. DO - 10.3310/hta22440. M3 - Review article. VL - 22. SP - 1. EP - 266. JO - Health Technology Assessment. JF - Health Technology Assessment. SN - 1366-5278. IS - 44. ER - ...
The inspiration for the present assessment of the nutritional care of medical patients is puzzlement about the divide that exists between the theoretical knowledge about the importance of the diet for ill persons, and the common failure to incorporate nutritional aspects in the treatment and care of the patients. The purpose is to clarify existing problems in the nutritional care of Danish medical inpatients, to elucidate how the nutritional care for these inpatients can be improved, and to analyse the costs of this improvement. Qualitative and quantitative methods are deployed to outline how nutritional care of medical inpatients is performed at three Danish hospitals. The practices observed are compared with official recommendations for nutritional care of inpatients. Factors extraneous and counterproductive to optimal nutritional care are identified from the perspectives of patients and professional staff. A review of the literature illustrates the potential for optimal nutritional care. A health
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An integrated multi-criteria decision making methodology for health technology assessment", European J. of Industrial Engineering, Vol:12 No:4 (2018) *Karakaya, E., Tozan, H., Karataş, M., and Bartolacci, M.R., "Scenario-based Cycle Time Comparison of Cellular Transport Systems with Conventional Warehouse Systems", G.J. of Research in Engineering, Volume 17, No:2 (2017).* "Defining Criteria Weights by AHP In Health Technology Assessment", Value in Health, Vol:20, No:9,(2017) 698 *Karatas M., Razi N., Tozan H., "A multi-criteria assessment of the p-median, maximal coverage and p-center location models", TV-TG, Vol:24 No:2 (2017) 399-407 *Oztrurk. N, Tozan H., "A fuzzy-based decision support model for selecting the best dialyser flux in haemodialysis" Journal of Healthcare Engineering, Vol:6, No:3, (2015) 303-324., *Ceylan Z., Bulkan S., Tozan H., "Single and Multi-Period Inventory Control Models", Journal of Eng. Sci. and Design, Vol:5 No:2(2017) 441-455. *Karatas M., Razi N., Tozan H., "A ...
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This document-Part II, Onboard Guidance, Navigation, and Control-is the second in a series of three technology assessments evaluating the capabilities and technologies needed for future missions pursuing SMD PSDs scientific goals.
New or updated reports from the Congressional Research Service obtained by Secrecy News include the following.. Carbon Capture: A Technology Assessment, October 21, 2013. Social Security: What Would Happen If the Trust Funds Ran Out?, October 21, 2013. Video Relay Service: Program Funding and Reform, October 22, 2013. Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: Federal Aggravated Identity Theft, October 22, 2013. Hydraulic Fracturing: Selected Legal Issues, October 22, 2013. Federal Financial Reporting: An Overview, October 22, 2013. Fatherhood Initiatives: Connecting Fathers to Their Children, October 22, 2013. Promoting Global Internet Freedom: Policy and Technology, October 22, 2013. The G-20 and International Economic Cooperation: Background and Implications for Congress, October 23, 2013. U.S. Strategic Nuclear Forces: Background, Developments, and Issues, October 22, 2013. ...
The development of a technique which can be used to categorize and select industries for the NIOSH Control Technology Assessment effort is discussed. The development of a technique utilizing data from government and business publications is described. The two methodologies that could be employed to modify an initial industry classification and priority based on government and business publications
DUBLIN, November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- French Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market 2016 - Unique Market and Technology Assessment is Designed to...
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Minister Helen McEntee & patient representative, Canice Hayes, member of ProACT research panel. Commenting on its significance, the newly appointed Minister McEntee said: "Supporting older people and the challenges they face in later years is a priority for us in Government. ProACT is just one example of how this can be achieved by providing a unified approach to integrated care, centred on the patient at home with support from caregivers, social care workers, community based GPs, pharmacists and hospital based clinicians. I am delighted to be launching this project today as it clearly will help people to remain in their own homes in the community as they grow older.". Provost and President, Dr Patrick Prendergast of Trinity College said: "Addressing the challenges of ageing is a priority for Trinity researchers. ProACT is a prime example of how important this research is for the benefit of all in society. It brings together clinical and health research, data solutions and ICT that will lead ...
2012 - 2015 Cancer Research Aberdeen & North East Scotland (CRANES) Development of core outcomes for surgical management of localised prostate cancer to support decision-making by patients, clinicians and policy makers £176,903. 2012 - 2015 Health Technology Assessment Programme (HTA) Ablative therapy for men with localised prostate cancer £292,253. 2012 - 2013 NIHR HTA Systematic review and economic modelling of ablative therapy for men with localised prostate cancer £300,000. 2010 - 2013 NIHR HTA Use of drug therapy in the management of symptomatic ureteric stones in hospitalised adults: a multicentre placebo controlled randomised trial of a calcium channel blocker (nifedipine) and an alpha blocker (tamsulosin) (SUSPEND) £1,452,458. 2010 - 2011 NIHR HTA Systematic review and economic modelling of the relative clinical benefit and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery for removal of the prostate in men with localised prostate cancer £235,000. 2009 - 2012 ...
Title: Surface/Specialty Coil Devices and Gating Techniques in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.. Agency: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research/Center for Health Care Technology (Formerly, the Office of Health Technology Assessment).. Contact: Martin Erlichman, M.S., Senior Health Science Analyst.. Status: Technology Assessment: Published, 1990.. Language: English.. Primary Objective: Scientific evaluation of the safety and clinical effectiveness of surface and other specialty coil devices and gating techniques in conjunction with MRI procedures.. Methods Used: Synthesis of published literature and information solicited from Public Health Service agencies and professional societies and organizations.. Data Identification: English language journal articles and textbooks published between 1980 and 1988 available through the search capabilities of the National Library of Medicine. Key Words: "MRI," "Surface Coils," "Gating," "Respiratory Gating.". Study Selection: 19 studies contained information ...
NICE Publish Nintedanib Guidance on ILD-IN | The long awaited guidance on the use of Nintedanib to treat IPF has been published by NICE. Nintedanib for treating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis NICE technology appraisal guidance [TA379] Published date: January 2016 Recommendations 1. Nintedanib is…
Health Technology Assessment 2001; Vol. 5: No. 32 Rapid review A rapid and systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and costeffectiveness of paclitaxel, docetaxel, gemcitabine and vinorelbine in
One evidence-based guideline was identified regarding the use of radiography to screen for scoliosis in children. No relevant health technology assessments, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials, or non-randomized studies were identified.. ...
HTA Consulting is a Polish company with long-time experience, specialising in health technology assessment for drugs, medical devices and diagnostic methods in Poland and worldwide. We analyse, advise and train in the field of legislative and systemic solutions, pricing, designing and implementing research for health care organisations and private institutions.
HTA Consulting is a Polish company with long-time experience, specialising in health technology assessment for drugs, medical devices and diagnostic methods in Poland and worldwide. We analyse, advise and train in the field of legislative and systemic solutions, pricing, designing and implementing research for health care organisations and private institutions.
On March 28, 2017, CADTH published the fourth edition of the Guidelines for Economic Evaluation of Health Technologies: Canada, which set out the best practices for determining the economic value of health technologies. Canada Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh 1 Jun 2017
Review methods. MEDLINE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, Health Technology Assessments, and Web sites (1991 to Oct 2007) were searched for good-quality systematic reviews; 1 was selected. MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2002 to Feb 2010) were searched for English-language, randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) published after the selected systematic review and reporting intervention efficacy. MEDLINE and CINAHL (1992 to Feb 2010) were searched for trials reporting harms. 54 RCTs (n = 26 102) met the selection criteria: 19 (n = 7099) assessed multifactorial assessment and management programs, 18 (n = 3986) assessed exercise or physical therapy, 9 (n = 5809) evaluated vitamin D (daily oral dose range, 10 IU to 1000 IU; median, 800 IU), 4 (n = 1437) assessed vision correction procedures, 3 (n = 2348) assessed home-hazard modification, and 1 each assessed medication ...
The following figure outlines her core research themes and the relevant projects with a strong interest in clinical trials, diagnostic research, evidence synthesis and evidence based medicine. Her research work is largely collaborative with national and international partners.. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Birmingham for her work on Health Technology Assessment in Maternal and Perinatal Medicine. The output from the PhD directly led to 3 successful HTA grants (PREP, EMPIRE, and Pulse Ox) and NICE recommendations for tests in pre-eclampsia.. She is part of the core team at Womens Health Research Network at Barts and the London and involved in the training of researchers, development of the department and establishing links with other units in North East London through the newly founded Katherine Twining Network. It is a multidisciplinary collaborative Network of seven Trusts in North East London. The Network membership is composed of academics, R&D managers, professionals and ...
Dr. Kanchan Mukherjee is Professor and Chairperson at the Centre for Health Policy, Planning and Management in the School of Health Systems Studies at TISS and a honorary visiting professor at the University of Liverpool (UK). He did his MBBS from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and MD in PSM from LTMMC and LTMGH (Sion), Mumbai. He joined TISS in 2001. He is a public health doctor with specialised skills id health system, economics and policy analysis.. Dr. Mukherjee is working as a faculty expert with the Dept. of Health Research (DHR, MOHFW, India) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for training ICMR scientists in evidence-informed policy making and writing policy briefs. He has designed a policy brief template for all ICMR institutes across India. He is also involved with the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme of the DHR, as an expert.. In 2003, Dr. Mukherjee completed postdoctoral training in HIV/AIDS research from the University of California at Los ...
Dr. Young was funded by the Medical Research Council (Grant code MR/R017468/1). Drs. Caufield and Samani were National Institute of Health Senior Investigators. Drs. Tinker, Caufield, Munroe, and Warren were supported by the National Institute for Health Research as part of the portfolio of translational research of the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ribeiro is supported in part by grants from the CNPq (Bolsa de produtividade em pesquisa, 310679/2016-8), National Institute of Science and Technology for Health Technology Assessment (IATS/CNPq, project: 465518/2014-1), and FAPEMIG (Programa Pesquisador, Mineiro, PPM-00428-17). Dr. Lima-Costa is supported in part by a grant from the CNPq (Bolsa de produtividade em pesquisa, 303137/2014-2). Dr. Dominiczak was supported by the British Heart Foundation grant numbers RG/07/005/23633 and SP/08/005/25115, and by the European Union Ingenious HyperCare ...
Diagnosis and Screening: Planning, operation and evaluation of screening programmes Planning screening programmes In the UK, the National Screening Committee (www.nsc.nhs.uk) advises the Government about the introduction and planning for new screening programmes. The NSC works closely with the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme to review and commission research about screening effectiveness.
Heller, S., White, D., Lee, E., Lawton, J., Pollard, D., Waugh, N., Amiel, S., Barnard, K., Beckwith, A., Brennan, A., Campbell, M., Cooper, C., Dimairo, M., Dixon, S., Elliott, J., Evans, M., Green, F., Hackney, G., Hammond, P., Hallowell, N., Jaap, A., Kennon, B., Kirkham, J., Lindsay, R., Mansell, P., Papaioannou, D., Rankin, D., Royle, P., Smithson, W.H., Taylor, C., 2017. A cluster randomised trial, cost-effectiveness analysis and psychosocial evaluation of insulin pump therapy compared with multiple injections during flexible intensive insulin therapy for type 1 diabetes: the REPOSE Trial. Health Technology Assessment. (Rockv). 21, 1-278. doi:10.3310/ ...
Webb, Sara Samantha (2010) Abdominal palpation to determine fetal position at the onset of labour: an accuracy study. M.Phil. thesis, University of Birmingham.. Honest, H (2010) Accuracy of tests for predicting spontaneous preterm birth: Systematic reviews of diagnostic research. M.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.. Cooper, Natalie Ann MacKinnon (2013) Ambulatory gynaecology: guidelines and economic analysis. Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.. Velayutham Thangaratinam, Shakila Selvambigai (2011) Health technology assessment in maternal and perinatal medicine: delphi survey of practice, systematic reviews of evidence and meta analyses. Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.. Ahmad, Aishah (2012) The association between fetal position at the onset of labour and birth outcomes. Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.. Malin, Gemma Louise (2013) The diagnostic/ prognostic value of neonatal findings for predicting childhood and adult morbidity: systematic reviews, meta-analysis and decision ...
Our Areas of Expertise The IHE can carry out projects in any of our areas of expertise for public and private funders and partners. Please contact us to see if we can help with any project in support of evidence-informed health care policy and practice at [email protected] Health Technology Assessment The IHEs HTA Unit conducts a comprehensive range of high-quality, relevant, and timely…. ...
Our Areas of Expertise The IHE can carry out projects in any of our areas of expertise for public and private funders and partners. Please contact us to see if we can help with any project in support of evidence-informed health care policy and practice at [email protected] Health Technology Assessment The IHEs HTA Unit conducts a comprehensive range of high-quality, relevant, and timely…. ...
PubMed Health. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.. Thompson M, Van den Bruel A, Verbakel J, et al. Systematic Review and Validation of Prediction Rules for Identifying Children with Serious Infections in Emergency Departments and Urgent-Access Primary Care. Southampton (UK): NIHR Journals Library; 2012 Mar. (Health Technology Assessment, No. 16.15.) ...
The mission of the department of Epidemiology is to perform and support high-quality epidemiologic research, including research in medical statistics, health technology assessment, decision analysis and bioinformatics.. The ultimate aim of the department is to become a center of excellence for methodological aspects of clinical research within the UMCG and beyond.. Research is typically conducted in close collaboration with clinical departments of the UMCG. The overarching theme of the department is "Life course epidemiology of chronic diseases", which extends the UMCG-wide research focus of "Healthy ageing". Research is organised in four disease areas: Chronic pulmonary diseases, Cardiovascular diseases, Cancer and Digestive System Diseases. Within and between these areas the emphasis is on co-morbidity, defined as the presence of concomitant diseases from at least two areas in the same person.. The ultimate aim is to translate the results of our research into clinical practice, to provide ...
ClinicoEconomics & Outcomes Research is an international, peer-reviewed open-access journal focusing on Health Technology Assessment, Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in the areas of diagnosis, medical devices, and clinical, surgical and pharmacological intervention. The economic impact of health policy and health systems organization also constitute important areas of coverage.
ClinicoEconomics & Outcomes Research is an international, peer-reviewed open-access journal focusing on Health Technology Assessment, Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research in the areas of diagnosis, medical devices, and clinical, surgical and pharmacological intervention. The economic impact of health policy and health systems organization also constitute important areas of coverage.
Get this from a library! The role of clopidogrel in the secondary prevention of recurrent ischemic vascular events after acute myocardial ischemia : a critical appraisal of the CURE Trial. [Michel Boucher, B Pharm.; Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment.;]
Screening for the fragile X syndrome could be added to current antenatal programmes, as a result of a literature review and modelling conducted by researchers from Birmingham, United Kingdom.. The research team, led by Dr. Fujian Song, of Birmingham Universitys department of public health and epidemiology, brought together contrasting conclusions and recommendations of two previous reviews commissioned by the UK Health Technology Assessment unit. The first review had proposed screening all pregnant women, whereas the other had recommended a screening programme targeted at the family members of previously identified carriers (known as "active cascade screening"). The researchers suggest trials of both schemes.. The researchers evaluated … ...
Background Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is a fundamental part of health technology assessment. Utility values are vital because they can be used as preference weights and allow the calculation of HRQL benefits. The objective of this study was to compare utilities calculated for patients with advanced melanoma in the Phase III clinical trial for ipilimumab (MDX010-20) using a generic and a condition-specific preference-based measure to utilities produced by vignettes for advanced melanoma. A secondary objective was to determine how different analyses might be used most appropriately within cost-effectiveness modelling.. Methods The trial utilities were generated using the condition-specific EORTC-8D (1,190 observations) and generic SF-6D (1,157 observations) preference-based measures. Progression-status and time-to-death analyses were conducted on the patient-level data and the predictive abilities were compared. Patient-level results were compared to the utilities derived for ...
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) recently published a health technology assessment which finds that a national screening programme for atrial fibrillation for over 65s in primary care would likely be cost-effective in Ireland.. Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) seen in general practice and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Ireland. Screening aims to detect the risk of stroke in an individual as early as possible.. ...
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) recently published a health technology assessment which finds that a national screening programme for atrial fibrillation for over 65s in primary care would likely be cost-effective in Ireland.. Atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) seen in general practice and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Ireland. Screening aims to detect the risk of stroke in an individual as early as possible.. ...
The Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) has selected four out of 31 themes for the future health technology assessments, which were proposed by the citizens at the web-site of ThemenCheck Medizin service and will presumably be published at the beginning of 2019. The next process of topics selection will start in August of 2018. Read more ...
Co-applicant. PCT commissioning practice and health system governance. NIHR, SDO. 2009- 11 (Led by Prof Rod Sheaff, University of Plymouth) Co-applicant. Preventing depressive relapse in NHS practice through mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). NIHR Health Technology Assessment. (£2.3 million, awarded but under contract negotiation). (Led by Prof Willem Kuyken, Mood Disorder Centre, Exeter University). 2009-2013.. Investigator, International study of conceptual models of consultations for depression (with Prof Chris Dowrick, Liverpool, Alison Karasch, New York, Prof Evelyn Weel-Baumgarten, Netherlands). Unfunded collaboration.. Co-applicant and supervisor, ESRC/MRC PhD studentship, The Institutional structure of consultations for depression in primary care. (With Rebecca Barnes, Peninsula Medical School). 2007-11.. Investigator, Randomised controlled trial of cognitive training, MRC Experimental Medicine trial (led by Prof Ed Watkins, Mood Disorder Centre, Exeter University) ...
What carcinoembryonic antigen level should trigger further investigation during colorectal cancer follow-up? A systematic review and secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial - Health Technology Assessment (free). Source: ACP Journal Wise ($). "The results suggest that (1) CEA testing should not be used alone as a triage test; (2) in year 1, testing frequency should be increased (to monthly for 3 months and then every 2 months); (3) the threshold for investigating a single test result should be raised to 10 µg/l; (4) after the second CEA test, decisions to investigate further should be made on the basis of the trend in CEA levels; (5) the optimal threshold for investigating the CEA trend falls over time; and (6) continuing smokers should not be monitored with CEA testing".. ...
Smith CS, Hailey D, Drummond M. The role of economic appraisal in health technology assessment: the Australian case. Soc Sci Med. 1994;38(12):1653-62. Abstract ...
Thomas, M., Bruton, A., Little, P., Holgate, S., Lee, A., Yardley, L., George, S., Raftery, J., Versnel, J., Price, D., Pavord, I., Djukanovic, R., Moore, M., Kirby, S., Yao, G., Zhu, S., Arden-Close, E., Thiruvothiyur, M., Webley, F., Stafford-Watson, M. & 2 others, Dixon, E. & Taylor, L., 1 Sep 2017, In : Health Technology Assessment. 21, 53, p. 1-196 196 p.. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article ...
Peckham, E., Arundel, C., Bailey, D., Crosland, S., Fairhurst, C., Heron, P., Hewitt, C., Li, J., Parrott, S., Bradshaw, T., Horspool, M., Hughes, E., Hughes, T., Ker, S., Leahy, M., McCloud, T., Osborn, D., Reilly, J., Steare, T., Ballantyne, E. & 22 othersBidwell, P., Bonner, S., Brennan, D., Callen, T., Carey, A., Colbeck, C., Coton, D., Donaldson, E., Evans, K., Herlihy, H., Khan, W., Nyathi, L., Nyamadzawo, E., Oldknow, H., Phiri, P., Rathod, S., Rea, J., Romain-Hooper, C-B., Smith, K., Stribling, A., Vickers, C. & Gilbody, S., 24 Sep 2019. Article in Health technology assessment ...
Pickard, R., Chadwick, T., Oluboyede, Y., Brennand, C., von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, A., McClurg, D., Wilkinson, J., Ternent, L., Fisher, H., Walton, K., McColl, E., Vale, L., Wood, R., Abdel-Fattah, M., Hilton, P., Fader, M., Harrison, S., Larcombe, J., Little, P., Timoney, A. & 5 others, NDow, J., Armstrong, H., Morris, N., Walker, K. & Thiruchelvam, N., 31 May 2018, In : Health Technology Assessment. 22, 24, p. 1-102 102 p.. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article ...
Please note that this topic is under review, but it will not necessarily be selected for a Health Technology Assessment or Optimal Use project.. ...
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CASMIs approach to this area combines the insights of health economists and those who study innovation across other sectors and how it is incentivised and rewarded. We seek to develop models that can be used to fully capture both the costs and economic benefits to society that are associated with an innovation. These models can be used to reach a holistic, societal perspective on the economics of research, product development, innovation uptake and improved adherence on some of our most pressing health challenges. Our goal is to ensure society puts in place the right incentives to ensure that its toughest challenges - for example mental illness, Alzheimers disease and antimicrobial resistance - are properly addressed. Also that the greatest rewards are earned by those innovators that bring true advances of greatest curative potential.. In this work our economists collaborate with Health Technology Appraisal (HTA) agencies, health system managers, patient organisations and clinicians, in order ...
Providing a comprehensive view of the health status and health care resources of the rural areas of the USA, this well-organized and well-illustrated book updates Health Care in Rural America, published by the Office of Technology Assessment in 1990.
Providing a comprehensive view of the health status and health care resources of the rural areas of the USA, this well-organized and well-illustrated book updates Health Care in Rural America, published by the Office of Technology Assessment in 1990.
The procedure standards will help to identify those elements of the procedure that are most important in obtaining a high-quality examination, while simultaneously controlling costs. Use of standardized procedures will increase the applicability of clinical research among multiple institutions, in turn, increasing the value of research studies, particularly in the field of technology assessment.
The negative aspects of recycling revolve around economies of scale where recycling is not a profitable venture in low populated counties that do not have a sufficient volume of recyclable materials. The solution to this problem is likely to develop one centralized, large scale operation that covers many smaller operations. This is currently being implemented in Wisconsin, where three counties formed a tri-county co-op to reduce recycling and landfill costs. Another negative part of recycling may stem directly from paper recycling. The EPA examined both virgin paper processing and recycled paper processing for toxic substances. Five toxic substances were found only in vergin processes, eight only in recycling processes, and twelve in both processes, where amoung these twelve toxic substances all but one had higher concentrations in the recycling processes (Office of Technology Assessment, 1989). Initially curbside recycling was thought by many to increase fuel consumption as more trucks were ...
This article was reported by Washington Post. The Washington Post reported that the California Technology Assessment Forum convened a 15-member panel of ...
The concept of the 3 Rs was developed over 50 years ago in 1959 by W.M.S. Russell and R.L. Burch. In 1986, the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment adopted the definition of the 3 Rs. The 3 Rs are Replacement, Reduction and Refinement, and are the guiding principles that underpin the humane use of animals in scientific research around the world.
Biological Applications Program (G. B. Ellis and G. B. White) (United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment., 1987-03) ...
Patients Involved in NICE (PIN) is pleased to support the AllTrials campaign to ensure the full details of all clinical trials, past and present, are reported and made available to regulators and clinicians.. As a coalition of more than 80 patient groups, we are committed to ensuring that the best interest of patients is at the heart of every decision the NHS takes. This can only happen if the full information about the efficacy of a treatment is available to those making health care decisions.. In particular we are concerned that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have available the full results of all clinical trials conducted when carrying out a technology appraisal or other assessment of a new drug or intervention. The decisions of NICE can only be as good as the evidence base on which they are made; at best making decisions without access to all the evidence may waste vital NHS resources, at worst it may even result in harm to patients.. It is vital that the ...
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You should not waste time on not nice people but is was nice of you to include dear in your salutation even though if you had to say it instead of type it, it would probably have been through pursed lips, which doesnt make you any less nice. I think Prozac was a make you nice kind of drug or at least people said so when it came out. I dont know because in addition to being not nice I know too little about so much and I am sometimes a little humble so I can say that.But only sometimes. Bye, I have to go to the pharmacy now. They will say have a nice day and I will say thanks you too, which doesnt make me nice. I just got a note from a really really really really not nice and so not humble person and I thought that it was nice. At least I know they do not care if I have a nice day which I probably wont. ...
NICE has issued guidelines on detoxification to help GPs offer the most effective treatment for patients who are opioid dependent.
Department of Health ministers agreed to refer the following topics to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
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I will probably not see the results of this post, but somebody may read it,and give it some thought. Lets just be nice to each other. If someone pisses you...
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In trecut, diagnosticul de hiperaldosteroidism primar se suspiciona numai in contextul unei hipertensiuni asociata cu hipopotasemie. La ora actuala se estimeaza ca aproximativ 5-13% din totalul pacientilor cu HTA, au ARP scazute in contextul unei excretii crescute de aldosteron si multi dintre ei...
I propose an additional meaning for the word personalism. Confessions of a Nice Personalist (Doug Sharp, 2000) Im sorry to say that Dwayne was not a ...
Percutaneous transjugular portosystemic shunt. Diagnostic and therapeutic technology assessment (DATTA). Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS): diagnostic and therapeutic technology assessment (DATTA)
A systematic literature search is conducted in the medical electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, SciSearch etc. in June 2009 and is restricted to the languages German or English. The evaluation includes only published data. The selection of the relevant publications has been performed by two independent reviewers, both experienced in evidence-based medicine procedures.. The analysis includes publications which describe and/or evaluate clinical data from randomized controlled trials (RCT), systematic reviews of RCT, registers of endoprostheses or databases concerning interventions to prevent infections after knee arthroplasty. Only interventions with the explicit objective to decrease the rate of infections after knee arthroplasty (i. e. no blood transfusion etc.) are defined as interventions to prevent infections.. Additionally, a hand search in the reference lists of the relevant articles as well as on the web pages of joint endoprostheses registers (e. g. annual reports) has been conducted ...
1Department of Public Health, Health Services Research and Health Technology Assessment, UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T., Austria, 2Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, 3RTI Health Solutions, RTI International, Durham, NC, USA, 4UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology, Hall i.T., Austria. Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Institute for Technology Assessment, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA ...
The New Jersey State Library is sponsoring a twelve-library pilot initiative of the Urban Libraries Councils Edge 2.0 management tool. This past spring, ULC informed the State Library about an opportunity to appraise the newly upgraded Edge tool in a national assessment. Of the 48 New Jersey libraries that ULC invited, 11 participated. The State Library invited the participating libraries to also take part in the pilot project. In the interest of balancing size, type, and geographical distribution, the State Library also invited several libraries that had previously expressed interest in community technology assessment and the earlier version of Edge.. Edge 2.0 enables public libraries to assess their current technology services and review comparison reports. Libraries will have the ability to see how their services compare to state and regional libraries that serve similar communities and have similar-sized budgets. The management tool will also help libraries identify opportunities to better ...
This is a list of the published NICE technology appraisals. Technology appraisals are recommendations on the use of new and existing medicines and treatments within the NHS ...
Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Impotence.. Agency: Agency for Health Care Policy and Research/Center for Health Care Technology (Formerly, the Office of Health Technology Assessment).. Contact: Harry Handelsman, D.O., Medical Officer; Thomas V. Holohan, M.D., Director, CHCT.. Status: Technology Assessment: Published, 1990.. Language: English.. Primary Objective: Scientific evaluation of current diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the management of impotence for the Health Care Financing Administrations Medicare coverage policy.. Methods Used: Synthesis of published literature and information solicited from professional societies and organizations with interest or experience with these technologies.. Data Identification: English language journal articles and textbooks published between 1977 and 1988 available through the search capabilities of the National Library of Medicine. Key words: Impotence; diagnosis; treatment, Erectile dysfunction.. Study Selection: 170 citations of studies ...
MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials, National Research Register, the National Health Service Trusts Clinical Trials Register, Medical Research Council U.K. database, National Health Service Research and Development Health Technology Assessment Programme, and British Heart Foundation database (last search in November 2004 ...
My interests centre around health technologies in health systems.. This includes methodologies for the assessment of technologies, conduct of comprehensive health technology assessments (HTA), the study of processes for decision making on the coverage and reimbursement of new technologies and technology-based health services, and the role of public or social values in resource allocation decision-making.. The methods I use include both qualitative and quantitative techniques, and cover both primary and secondary data collection and synthesis. For me, it is essential that such research be conducted in close collaboration with decision making bodies, and therefore I have established good relationships with governments, government agencies and health delivery bodies across Canada.. Degrees. MHSA, University of Alberta, ...
Professor Marion Campbell is inducted as a Fellow of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) (http://www.sctweb.org/public/about/fellow.cfm?id=79). 2011: Professor John Norrie appointed as CHaRT Director (Professor Jen Burr steps down as CHaRT Director).. Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Group launched to undertake Evidence Syntheses for the NIHR HTA programme and NICE. Another successful CSO Review with the Unit being congratulated on its outstanding performance over the previous five years.. 2008: Professor Jen Burr appointed as CHaRT Director (Professor John Norrie steps down as CHaRT Director).. The Health Services Research return in the national research assessment exercise (RAE2008) is the highest scoring return for the University of Aberdeen and is joint top of the UK table in health services research. RAE confirmed that 80% of the research submitted was judged as internationally excellent/world class, with 100% of work identified as of international quality.. HSRU celebrates ...
BACKGROUND: A major determinant in cardiovascular disease (CVD) is stress. As transcendental meditation (TM) is thought to help in lowering negative stress indicators, it may be a beneficial strategy for the primary prevention of CVD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effectiveness of TM for the primary prevention of CVD. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the following electronic databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (2013, Issue 10); MEDLINE (Ovid) (1946 to week three November 2013); EMBASE Classic and EMBASE (Ovid) (1947 to week 48 2013); ISI Web of Science (1970 to 28 November 2013); and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) and Health Technology Assessment Database and Health Economics Evaluations Database (November 2013 ...
Mentor: Assist. prof. Nikoleta Leventi, Assist. prof. Stamatios Priftis, Assist. prof. Svetlin Georgiev. Description: The introductory first part will cover the basics of a Health Technology Assessment (HTA) procedure. It will provide core knowledge and understanding of HTA, the interdisciplinary approach needed in order to assess whether a technology works, how much should get reimbursed and under which conditions. Also, the workshop will provide a clear link between HTA and Health Policy - how HTA can affect the physicians practice and patients health. The advanced second part will provide the attendants with the opportunity to perform a mini-HTA on one of the hottest new topics in Medicine - 3D Printed Implantable Medical Devices. ...
Background. Given its high impact on the healthcare service, the management of breast cancer is a relevant issue for all European Union (EU) countries. The three tests assessed in this core health technology assessment (HTA)- uPA/PAI-1 (FEMTELLE®, American Diagnostica) based on immunostaining techniques and MammaPrint® (Agendia) and Oncotype DX® (Genomic Health), based on gene expression profiling-measure multiple markers within the tumour that may indicate how the tumour is likely to develop. The potential clinical utility of the tests lies in their ability to discriminate between patients who will benefit to a greater or lesser extent from a therapeutic intervention. The assessment of technologies of this type could be of interest to all the EU member states.. The uPA/PAI-1, MammaPrint and Oncotype DX tests are intended to predict the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence in women and to support the tailoring of treatment to the individual patient, which may reduce the number of women ...
Currently she holds a chair on Public Health Technology Assessment at the Maastricht University, department of Health Services Research at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science and at the Care and Public Health Research Institute (Caphri) and at the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (CaRe). Next to that she is working at the Trimbos Institute, the Centre of expertise on mental health and addiction in the field of HTA research since 2013.. She is involved as an HTA-project leader and supervisor in numerous (clinical) trials funded both nationally (ZonMw, NWO, industry, etc) and internationally (EU, OECD). She is a co-ordinator and a senior lecturer in HTA and Health Economic courses, especially in Health Science Research Master (HSRM) and in the Master Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management (HPIM). Currently, she has been the co-supervisor of more than 25 PhD. students and about 150 Bachelor and Master students. She has co-authored over 250 publications (Hirsch Index = ...
Sam joined the School of Pharmacy in July 2012. She has developed a comprehensive research program focussed on pharmacoepidemiology - the use of medicines in populations. She has worked with an extensive network of clinicians and health professionals to investigate the use of medicines and adverse effects in cancer, psychiatry, neurology, internal medicine, and general practice. Sam is also involved in research projects with economic evaluations and health technology assessment (HTA). She has an active interest in health systems and health services research, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries (LMIC) and non-communicable diseases (NCD). Sam coordinates, lectures, and tutors in courses in the BPharm (Hons) program and is an advisor for diverse PhD projects. Sam completed a B Science (Hons I) at the University of Queensland then a PhD in fetal physiology at Monash University in Melbourne. After a Sydney Segal Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute ...
Windle, G. (2012) Participation in community arts for health and well-being of people with dementia, their carers, and the communities in which they live - implications for research, policy and practice. In: British Society of Gerontology 41st Annual Conference, Keele, 11th-13th July 2012. Windle, G. and Bennett, K.M. (2012) Caring relationships: How to promte resilience in challenging times. In: The Sociol Ecology of Resilience: A Handbook of Theory and Practice. Springer, pp. 219-232. ISBN 9781461405856 Woods, R.T. and Bruce, E. and Edwards, R.T. and Elvish, R. and Hoare, Z. and Hounsome, B. and Keady, J. and Moniz-Cook, E.D. and Orgeta, V. and Orrell, M. and Rees, J. and Russel, I.T. (2012) REMCARE: reminiscence groups for people with dementia and their family caregivers - effectiveness and cost-effectiveness pragmatic multicentre randomised trial. Health Technology Assessment, 16 ((48)). pp. 1-121. DOI: 10.3310/hta16480 ...
Wednesday 12 July 2017. A University of Salford researcher is part of a team who have been awarded £1.8m as part of a study to tackle rheumatoid arthritis.. Dr Anita Williams has joined the team which is led by Professor Martijn Steultjens and Dr Gordon Hendry at Glasgow Caledonian University with other partners being Keele University,Kings College London and the University of Glasgow and has been awarded funding by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme.. The five year study aims to examine the effectiveness of a new way of improving and maintaining walking ability inpeople who suffer from the painful and disabling symptoms of early rheumatoid arthritis.. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks multiple joints throughout the body. More than 90% of people with rheumatoid arthritis develop symptoms in the foot and ankle,with resulting difficulties in walking. Many people with rheumatoid arthritis are unable to ...
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327065544. Abstract. Background: With impending marijuana legislation in Canada, a broad understanding of the harms associated with marijuana use is needed to inform the clinical community and public, and to support evidence-informed public policy development. The purpose of the review was to synthesize the evidence on adverse health effects and harms of marijuana use.. Methods: We searched MEDLINE, The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Embase, PsycINFO, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Health Technology Assessment Database from the inception of each database to May 2018. Given that systematic reviews evaluating one or other specific harm have been published, this is an overview review with the primary objective of assessing a health effect or harm. Data on author, country and year of publication, search strategy and results, and outcomes were extracted. Quality was assessed using the AMSTAR (A Measurement Tool ...