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6 results found for: "University of Calgary. Health Technology Assessment Unit"

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February 2, 2017

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Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Canada. In 2015, the new Liberal government of Canada announced their plan to legalize cannabis and in June of 2016 a federal task force on cannabis was announced. Guided by this task force, cannabis legislation is expected to be introduced in...


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March 7, 2016

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This report presents the findings and conclusions of a provincial health technology assessment on Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) screening. The primary policy issue for this report was to determine the optimal strategy for HCV screening in Alberta, including determining the appropriate population for...


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February 1, 2016

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This report compares publicly funded drug programs across Canada and determines where Alberta fits in comparison to the other provinces/territories with respect to its publicly-funded drug plans, drug access, expenditures, and patient-borne out-of-pocket costs.


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April 1, 2014

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By 2038, 100,000 Alberta residents are projected to be diagnosed with dementia. Approximately 71 per cent of the estimated 13,000 Albertans living in long-term care facilities have a dementia diagnosis. While the cognitive impairment of dementia is devastating, the accompanying symptoms,...


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August 7, 2013

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian women, accounting for an estimated 26 per cent of all cancer cases at the time of publication. Gene expression profiling (GEP) is an emerging technology that may be able to successfully divide breast cancer patients into prognostic groups based...


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April 30, 2012

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The present report is an update to the November 2010 STE Report: Transarterial Radioembolization for the treatment of Hepatic Neoplasia. The past report assessed the effectiveness of TARE for onsideration as a publically funded health service in Alberta. This update assesses literature published...