Health economic evaluation compares the associated costs and the clinical outcomes of multiple treatment alternatives and is presently used by payers as one of the many types of evidence to inform which drugs to fund. Given existing health-care budgetary constraints, payers are increasingly interested in knowing whether a new health technology will provide value (i.e. are the incremental costs justifiable with improved outcomes). Economic evidence can therefore impact whether a health technology will be successful in gaining market access.
Patients who have hemophilia, a rare blood clotting disease, often have to make important decisions about different treatments for their condition. Research studies have shown that if patients and their health care providers communicate openly about treatment options and preferences and make decisions together, then the chosen treatment can lead to better patient satisfaction and treatment.
Depression is expected to become the second leading cause of disease burden worldwide by the year 2020. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective methods of treatment for depression. CBT may be less effective, or ineffective, in the setting of patients in receipt of disability benefits who are likely to, on average, suffer worse outcomes than patients not receiving benefits. Currently, there is no review that has systematically assessed the effectiveness of CBT in patients suffering from depression and in receipt of disability benefits.
This project will examine the barriers to health care services experienced by the people of Labrador. It will be conducted in three stages. First, a literature review will examine health issues facing Labradorians. Included in this will be a literature review of health research
There are two sets of literature estimating the cost of health interventions in different countries.However, actual program cost data are not available for all programs (whereas it is easier to generate estimates using the “ingredients approach”). In this project, we will undertake a literature review to match actual program costs to those predicted by the ingredients approach, for a range of public health interventions. We will then utilize this to try to generate some systematic patterns and observations as to the relationship between the two methods. The aim would be to write a publis