This environmental scan describes existing initiatives that aim to accelerate the diagnostic phase of cancer care in Alberta, Canada, and internationally. Specifically, it describes their development and implementation, structure and functioning, intended outcomes and effectiveness, costs and cost savings, and enablers and barriers.
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Results for: Dagmara Chojecki
The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) was commissioned by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society to provide a rapid update of the literature, to compare the impacts of public reporting and external benchmarking on selected outcomes, and to evaluate and describe the applicability of this body of research to non- competitive health systems, emphasizing perspectives and considerations…
This report provides a summary of recently published information (January 2015 to present) regarding the glucose monitoring technologies that are commercially available in North America, as well as those that are emerging within the next five years (up to 2021).
This overview report provides a summary of the published information on the oxygen therapy issues studied in the past 10 years in the acute care settings. The report includes a summary of audit studies that aimed to address appropriate/inappropriate use of oxygen, and explores the safety and quality issues identified in the literature about oxygen prescription, administration,…
This rapid report provides a summary of current evidence on the application of gainsharing shared savings strategies in healthcare systems and the barriers and facilitators related to their implementation.
Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP). This rapid report has been produced in response to a request from Alberta Health to provide an update on the new published research evidence on the efficacy/effectiveness, efficiency, and safety of hysteroscopic tubal sterilization (HTS) using the Essure® system for permanent…
This Information Paper is an inventory and broad summary of factors affecting the adoption and diffusion of health technologies and of available models, strategies, tools, and processes for optimizing health technology diffusion.
Objectives: To conduct a systematic review of the effectiveness of KT interventions for chronic noncancer pain management.
This exploratory report provides a summary of some of the published information on the current status of research in and potential future sphere of activity of nanomedicine (Part I) and an inventory of resources on nanotechnology and nanomedicine (Part II). Over the next 5 to 10 years it is expected that the overall impact of nanomedicine will be multifaceted, with significant…
OBJECTIVES: The recent emphasis on knowledge translation (KT) in health care is based on the premise that quality of care improves when research findings are translated into practice. This study aimed to identify the extent, nature, and settings of KT research pertaining to the care of older adults.