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Conceptualising 'Benefits Beyond Health' in the Context of the Quality-Adjusted Life-Year: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis.

Lidia Engel, Stirling Bryan, David G T Whitehurst,

There is growing interest in extending the evaluative space of the quality-adjusted life-year framework beyond health. Using a critical interpretive synthesis approach, the objective was to review peer-reviewed literature that has discussed non-health outcomes within the context of quality-adjusted life-years and synthesise information into a thematic framework. Papers were identified ... Read more >>

Pharmacoeconomics (PharmacoEconomics)
[2021, :]

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An economic valuation technique identified different inpatient care experience as priorities for older Canadians than a traditional approach.

Logan Trenaman, Stirling Bryan, Lena Cuthbertson, Rick Sawatzky, Dawn Stacey, Nick Bansback,

<h4>Objectives</h4>To (1) estimate the relative value of older adults' healthcare experiences based on the Canadian Patient Experience Survey for Inpatient Care (CPES-IC) using an economic valuation technique, and (2) compare the results with those of a conventional key-driver analysis of healthcare experiences based on bivariate correlations.<h4>Study design and setting</h4>An online ... Read more >>

J Clin Epidemiol (Journal of clinical epidemiology)
[2021, 139:1-11]

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High-throughput sequencing defines donor and recipient HLA B-cell epitope frequencies for prospective matching in transplantation.

Jenny N Tran, Oliver P Günther, Karen R Sherwood, Franz Fenninger, Lenka L Allan, James Lan, Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, Rene Duquesnoy, Frans Claas, Steven G E Marsh, W Robert McMaster, Paul A Keown, ,

Compatibility for human leukocyte antigen (HLA) genes between transplant donors and recipients improves graft survival but prospective matching is rarely performed due to the vast heterogeneity of this gene complex. To reduce complexity, we have combined next-generation sequencing and in silico mapping to determine transplant population frequencies and matching probabilities ... Read more >>

Commun Biol (Communications biology)
[2021, 4(1):583]

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Empirical Validity of a Generic, Preference-Based Capability Wellbeing Instrument (ICECAP-A) in the Context of Spinal Cord Injury.

Cassandra Mah, Vanessa K Noonan, Stirling Bryan, David G T Whitehurst,

<h4>Background</h4>Assessing the validity of generic instruments across different clinical contexts is an important area of methodological research in economic evaluation and outcomes measurement.<h4>Objective</h4>Our objective was to examine the empirical validity of a generic, preference-based capability wellbeing instrument (ICECAP-A) in the context of spinal cord injury.<h4>Methods</h4>This study consisted of a secondary ... Read more >>

Patient (The patient)
[2021, 14(2):223-240]

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Describing practices of priority setting and resource allocation in publicly funded health care systems of high-income countries.

Brayan V Seixas, Dean A Regier, Stirling Bryan, Craig Mitton,

<h4>Background</h4>Healthcare spending has grown over the last decades in all developed countries. Making hard choices for investments in a rational, evidence-informed, systematic, transparent and legitimate manner constitutes an important objective. Yet, most scientific work in this area has focused on developing/improving prescriptive approaches for decision making and presenting case studies. ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2021, 21(1):90]

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Cost Effectiveness of Case Detection Strategies for the Early Detection of COPD.

Kate M Johnson, Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Amin Adibi, Larry Lynd, Mark Harrison, Hamid Tavakoli, Don D Sin, Stirling Bryan,

<h4>Objectives</h4>The value of early detection and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is currently unknown. We assessed the cost effectiveness of primary care-based case detection strategies for COPD.<h4>Methods</h4>A previously validated discrete event simulation model of the general population of COPD patients in Canada was used to assess the cost ... Read more >>

Appl Health Econ Health Policy (Applied health economics and health policy)
[2021, 19(2):203-215]

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Respondent Understanding in Discrete Choice Experiments: A Scoping Review.

Alison Pearce, Mark Harrison, Verity Watson, Deborah J Street, Kirsten Howard, Nick Bansback, Stirling Bryan,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Despite the recognised importance of participant understanding for valid and reliable discrete choice experiment (DCE) results, there has been limited assessment of whether, and how, people understand DCEs, and how 'understanding' is conceptualised in DCEs applied to a health context.<h4>Objectives</h4>Our aim was to identify how participant understanding is conceptualised in ... Read more >>

Patient (The patient)
[2021, 14(1):17-53]

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Comprehensive Geriatric Care to Improve Mobility after Hip Fracture: An RCT.

Wendy L Cook, Penelope M A Brasher, Pierre Guy, Stirling Bryan, Meghan G Donaldson, Joanie Sims-Gould, Heather A McKay, Karim M Khan, Maureen C Ashe,

<h4>Background</h4>Comprehensive geriatric care (CGC) for older adults during hospitalization for hip fracture can improve mobility, but it is unclear whether CGC delivered after a return to community living improves mobility compared with usual post-discharge care.<h4>Objective</h4>To determine if an outpatient clinic-based CGC regime in the first year after hip fracture improved ... Read more >>

Gerontology (Gerontology)
[2020, 66(6):542-548]

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A research agenda to improve patients' experience of knee replacement surgery: a patient-oriented modified Delphi study of patients of South Asian origin in British Columbia.

Stirling Bryan, Laurie J Goldsmith, Nitya Suryaprakash, Richard Sawatzky, Marilyn Mulldoon, Moira Le Mercier, David Moorthy, Rajiv Gandhi, Satwinder Kaur Bains, Linda C Li, Mary Doyle-Waters, Sean Brown,

<h4>Background</h4>Up to 1 in 5 patients who undergo total knee arthroplasty (TKA) express dissatisfaction with their surgery. Our goal was to understand the experiences of patients of South Asian origin who undergo TKA and to identify a research agenda for this patient population.<h4>Methods</h4>We undertook a modified Delphi study in British ... Read more >>

CMAJ Open (CMAJ open)
[2020, 8(1):E226-E233]

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Correction to: Patterns and predictors of registration and participation at a supportive care program for prostate cancer survivors.

Lindsay Hedden, Phil Pollock, Stirling Bryan, Larry Goldenberg, Celestia Higano,

The name of Stirling Bryan was incorrectly captured in the original manuscript. ... Read more >>

Support Care Cancer (Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer)
[2019, 27(11):4375]

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Healthcare system encounters before COPD diagnosis: a registry-based longitudinal cohort study.

Kate M Johnson, Amir Khakban, Stirling Bryan, Don D Sin, Mohsen Sadatsafavi,

BACKGROUND:There is high interest in strategies for improving early detection of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These strategies often rely on opportunistic encounters between patients with undiagnosed COPD and the healthcare system; however, the frequency of these encounters is currently unknown. METHODS:We used administrative health data for the province of ... Read more >>

Thorax (Thorax)
[2020, 75(2):108-115]

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Transparency in Decision Modelling: What, Why, Who and How?

Christopher James Sampson, Renée Arnold, Stirling Bryan, Philip Clarke, Sean Ekins, Anthony Hatswell, Neil Hawkins, Sue Langham, Deborah Marshall, Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Will Sullivan, Edward C F Wilson, Tim Wrightson,

Transparency in decision modelling is an evolving concept. Recently, discussion has moved from reporting standards to open-source implementation of decision analytic models. However, in the debate about the supposed advantages and disadvantages of greater transparency, there is a lack of definition. The purpose of this article is not to present ... Read more >>

Pharmacoeconomics (PharmacoEconomics)
[2019, 37(11):1355-1369]

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Health Technology Assessment as Part of a Broader Process for Priority Setting and Resource Allocation.

Craig Mitton, Brayan V Seixas, Stuart Peacock, Michael Burgess, Stirling Bryan,

Over the last two decades, economic evaluation of health technologies has developed enormously, affirming its importance within the pursuit of efficiency in the management of health care systems. One concern that has been raised with health technology assessment (HTA) has been its operationalization within the realm of decision making. Here, ... Read more >>

Appl Health Econ Health Policy (Applied health economics and health policy)
[2019, 17(5):573-576]

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The Introduction of New Non-Drug Health Technologies into Canadian Healthcare Institutions: Opportunities and Challenges.

Tania Stafinski, Raisa Deber, Marc Rhainds, Janet Martin, Tom Noseworthy, Stirling Bryan, Devidas Menon,

INTRODUCTION:A recent pan-Canadian survey of 48 health organizations concluded that structures, processes, factors and information used to support funding decisions on new non-drug health technologies (NDTs) vary within and across jurisdictions in Canada. METHODS:A self-administered survey was used to determine demographic and financial characteristics of organizations, followed by in-depth interviews ... Read more >>

Healthc Policy (Healthcare policy = Politiques de sante)
[2019, 15(1):95-106]

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Decision-Making on New Non-Drug Health Technologies by Hospitals and Health Authorities in Canada.

Tania Stafinski, Raisa Deber, Marc Rhainds, Janet Martin, Tom Noseworthy, Stirling Bryan, Devidas Menon,

INTRODUCTION:Unlike those for publicly funded drugs in Canada, coverage decision-making processes for non-drug health technologies (NDTs) are not well understood. OBJECTIVES:This paper aims to describe existing NDT decision-making processes in different healthcare organizations across Canada. METHODS:A self-administered survey was used to determine demographic and financial characteristics of organizations, followed by ... Read more >>

Healthc Policy (Healthcare policy = Politiques de sante)
[2019, 15(1):82-94]

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Embracing the science of value in health.

Murray Krahn, Stirling Bryan, Karen Lee, Peter J Neumann,

CMAJ (CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne)
[2019, 191(26):E733-E736]

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Patterns and predictors of registration and participation at a supportive care program for prostate cancer survivors.

Lindsay Hedden, Phil Pollock, Bryan Stirling, Larry Goldenberg, Celestia Higano,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To examine registration rates, and the timing/intensity of follow-up with a prostate cancer supportive care (PCSC) program, and to explore clinical and sociodemographic factors associated with participation and non-participation.<h4>Methods</h4>We used electronic medical records for a cohort of men diagnosed with prostate cancer (PC) who attended a PC-related appointment at the ... Read more >>

Support Care Cancer (Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer)
[2019, 27(11):4363-4373]

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Universal screening of newborns for biliary atresia: Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies.

Lisa Masucci, Richard A Schreiber, Janusz Kaczorowski, J P Collet, Stirling Bryan,

J Med Screen (Journal of medical screening)
[2019, 26(3):113-119]

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Development and Validation of the Evaluation Platform in COPD (EPIC): A Population-Based Outcomes Model of COPD for Canada.

Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Shahzad Ghanbarian, Amin Adibi, Kate Johnson, J Mark FitzGerald, William Flanagan, Stirling Bryan, Don Sin, ,

<h4>Background</h4>We report the development, validation, and implementation of an open-source population-based outcomes model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for Canada.<h4>Methods</h4>Evaluation Platform in COPD (EPIC) is a discrete-event simulation model of Canadians 40 years of age or older. Three core features of EPIC are its open-population design (incorporating projections of ... Read more >>

Med Decis Making (Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making)
[2019, 39(2):152-167]

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A comparison of maternal and newborn health services costs in Sindh Pakistan.

Asif Raza Khowaja, Craig Mitton, Rahat Qureshi, Stirling Bryan, Laura A Magee, Peter von Dadelszen, Zulfiqar A Bhutta,

Pakistani women suffer the highest rate of maternal mortality in South Asia. A lack of comprehensive knowledge about maternal and newborn health (MNH) services costs impedes policy decisions to maximize the benefit from existing, as well as emerging, MNH interventions in Pakistan. We compared MNH service costs at different levels ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2018, 13(12):e0208299]

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Revisiting patient satisfaction following total knee arthroplasty: a longitudinal observational study.

Stirling Bryan, Laurie J Goldsmith, Jennifer C Davis, Samar Hejazi, Valerie MacDonald, Patrick McAllister, Ellen Randall, Nitya Suryaprakash, Amery D Wu, Richard Sawatzky,

<h4>Background</h4>Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most common joint replacement surgery in Canada. Earlier Canadian work reported 1 in 5 TKA patients expressing dissatisfaction following surgery. A better understanding of satisfaction could guide program improvement. We investigated patient satisfaction post-TKA in British Columbia (BC).<h4>Methods</h4>A cohort of 515 adult TKA patients ... Read more >>

BMC Musculoskelet Disord (BMC musculoskeletal disorders)
[2018, 19(1):423]

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Development and validation of the Evaluation Platform In COPD (EPIC): a population-based outcomes model of COPD for Canada

Mohsen Sadatsafavi, Shahzad Ghanbarian, Amin Adibi, Kate Johnson, Mark FitzGerald, William Flanagan, Stirling Bryan, Don Sin, ,

<h4>Background</h4> We report the development, validation, and implementation of an open-source population-based outcomes model of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) for Canada. <h4>Methods</h4> Evaluation Platform in COPD (EPIC) is a discrete event simulation model of Canadians 40 years of age or older. Three core features of EPIC are its open-population ... Read more >>

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Moving low value care lists into action: prioritizing candidate health technologies for reassessment using administrative data.

Lesley J J Soril, Brayan V Seixas, Craig Mitton, Stirling Bryan, Fiona M Clement,

<h4>Background</h4>Active management of existing health technologies (e.g., devices, diagnostic, and/or medical procedures) to ensure the delivery of high value care is increasingly recognized around the world. A number of initiatives have raised awareness of technologies that may be overused, mis-used, or potentially harmful by compiling them into lists of low ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2018, 18(1):640]

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Using path analysis to investigate the relationships between standardized instruments that measure health-related quality of life, capability wellbeing and subjective wellbeing: An application in the context of spinal cord injury.

Lidia Engel, Stirling Bryan, Vanessa K Noonan, David G T Whitehurst,

While economic evaluations typically embrace health maximization as the maximization objective using quality-adjusted life years, there is increasing interest in the measurement of capability wellbeing and subjective wellbeing (SWB) for informing policy decisions. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between health-related quality of life (HRQoL), capability ... Read more >>

Soc Sci Med (Social science & medicine (1982))
[2018, 213:154-164]

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Province-wide Biliary Atresia Home Screening Program in British Columbia: Evaluation of First 2 Years.

Jessica P Woolfson, Richard A Schreiber, Alison E Butler, Julie MacFarlane, Janusz Kaczorowski, Lisa Masucci, Stirling Bryan, Jean Paul Collet,

<h4>Background and objectives</h4>Biliary atresia (BA), a rare newborn liver disease, is the leading cause of liver-related death in children. Early disease recognition and timely surgical Kasai hepatoportoenterostomy (KP) offers long-term survival without liver transplant. Universal BA screening in Taiwan using infant stool color cards (ISCCs) has proven effectiveness. We report ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr (Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition)
[2018, 66(6):845-849]

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