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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This document describes the entry of new medical devices into the Canadian health system. It is intended to provide an accurate description of new medical device entry in Canada, and is intended to give patients, the public, private and public sector health system researchers, medical device companies, and private and public coverage bodies a general understanding of what regulatory,…
This report provides information regarding the impact of physician reimbursement models on five dimensions specified in the Provincial Alternate Relationship Plan Program Evaluation. The impact of physician reimbursement models were assessed on the following five dimensions: Health service utilization Access to care Quality of services Patient satisfaction Physician satisfaction…
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…
Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Initiative #17. This paper focuses on incident reporting systems relevant to the hospital and efforts to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes. Costs associated with incident reporting systems are included wherever possible. This paper aims to assess the effectiveness of hospital incident reporting systems in improving…