Rationale, aims and objectives: The Appraisal of Guidelines Research and Evaluation (AGREE) instrument is a generic tool for assessing guideline quality. This feasibility study aimed to reduce the ambiguity and subjectivity associated with AGREE item scoring, and to augment the tool's capacity to differentiate between good- and poor-quality guidelines. Note: This is an Alberta…
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1 December 2009 Edmonton, Alberta Emceed by Tom Feasby, the University of Calgary’s Dean of Medicine, this third session considered the following theme: Maximizing Health System Performance: Cost Containment and Improved Efficiency. Speakers from all sectors provided a range of perspectives on Cost Containment and Improved Efficiency Key Forum Documents Innovation Forum III…
7 – 9 October 2009 Edmonton, Alberta Alcohol can hurt the brain and body of an unborn baby and cause Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a serious lifelong condition that impacts both the individual and their family. A child with FASD becomes an adult with FASD, facing birth defects, developmental and learning delays and social, educational, and employment challenges. Download…
25 May 2009 Edmonton, Alberta The Institute of Health Economics (IHE) Innovation Forum series reflects one of the key goals of the Institute to promote open debate and dialogue on important issues in the health care system among academia, government, health service executives and industry. The Institute believes that the significant challenges facing the health system will only…
Les estimations indiquent que un canadien sur trois aura un problème de santé mentale durant sa vie. Peu de canadiens réalisent l’impact que la mauvaise santé mentale a sur les familles, les communautés, les systèmes de santé et l’économie. La santé mentale est aussi importante que la santé physique…
Background: Although many programs targeting fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are implemented, the province of Alberta is still lacking information on costs of FASD. Objectives: To estimate the costs of FASD in Alberta based on available US and Canadian research on costs of FASD, and Alberta data.