Reports

Recent Publications

 Dunn AL, Stafinski T, Menon D. An international survey of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs)  policies and the effects of these policies on costs, utilization, and health outcomes. Health  Policy;2014  116 (2-3):238-263. PMID: 24698476

 Stafinski T, Menon D. Transparency in reimbursement decisions: in whose best  interest. Pharmacoeconomics 2014;Epub ahead of print. PMID: 24866390

 Humphries S, Stafinski T, Mumtaz Z, Menon D. Barriers and facilitators to evidence-use in program    management: a systematic review of the literature. BMC Health Serv Res 2014;14(1):171.  Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/14/171

 Lorenzetti DL, Topfer LA, Dennett L, Clement F. The value of databases other than MEDLINE in  identifying studies for rapid health technology assessments. Int J Technol Assess Health  Care 2014;30(2):173-8. PMID: 24774535.

Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs). Final report. Edmonton (AB): Prepared by the Health Technology & Policy Unit for Alberta Health and Wellness; 2013. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-Assisted-Reproductive-Technologies-2013.pdf

Level I and level III sleep studies for the diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in adults. Edmonton (AB): Prepared by the Health Technology & Policy Unit for Alberta Health and Wellness; 2013. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-Sleep-UofA-2013.pdf

El Shayeb M, Topfer LA, Stafinski T, Pawluk L, Menon D. Diagnostic accuracy of level 3 portable sleep tests versus level 1 polysomnography for sleep-disordered breathing: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ 2013; Epub ahead of print. Available: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2013/11/11/cmaj.130952.full.pdf+html

Klein KB, Stafinski TD, Menon D. Predicting survival after liver transplantation based on pre-transplant MELD score: a systematic review of the literature. PLOS One 2013;8(12):e80661. Available: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0080661

Klein K, Nardelli A, Stafinski T. A systematic review of the safety and effectiveness of fully implantable middle ear hearing devices: the Carina and Esteem systems. Otol Neurotol 2012;33(6):916-21. PMID:22772013

Stafinski T, Menon D, Yasui Y. Assessing the impact of deliberative processes on the views of participants: is it 'in one ear and out the other'? Health Expect 2014;17 (2)278-90. PMID: 22296492

Middle ear implants for the treatment of hearing loss. Final STE report. Edmonton (AB): Prepared by the Health Technology & Policy Unit for Alberta Health and Wellness; 2011. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-MEI-UofA-STE.pdf

Photodynamic therapy for skin cancer & pre-cancerous skin conditions. Final STE report.  Edmonton (AB): Alberta Health and Wellness; 2011. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-PDT-skin-UofA-STE.pdf

McCann P, Stafinski T, Wong C, Menon D. The safety and effectiveness of endoscopic and non-endoscopic approaches to the management of early esophageal cancer: a systematic review. Cancer Treat Rev 2011;37(1):11-62. PMID: 20570442

  Menon, D. Health technology assessment: the journal continues. CMAJ 2015;187(1):E19-E20.               Available: http://www.cmaj.ca/content/187/1/E19.full.pdf+html

  Menon D. Stafinski T.; Dunn A., Wong-Rieger D. Developing a patient-directed policy framework for       managing orphan and ultra-orphan drugs throughout their lifecycle. The Patient 2015; Epub ahead of     print. PMID: 2555972

  Menon D, Stafinski T, Dunn A, Short H. Involving patients in reducing decision uncertainties around       orphan and ultra-orphan drugs: a rare opportunity? The Patient 2014 2014; Epub ahead of                   print. PMID: 25516506

Menon D, Stafinski T. An evidence scoping review of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of cancers. Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques 2011;(Special Issue 1):1-13. Available: http://www.omicsonline.org/2155-9872/2155-9872-S1-002.pdf

Menon D, Stafinski T. Role of patient and public participation in health technology assessment and coverage decisions. Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 2011;11(1):75-89. Available: http://www.expert-reviews.com/doi/abs/10.1586/erp.10.82?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed

Menon D, Stafinski T, Nardelli A, Jackson T, Jhamandas J. Access with evidence development: an approach to introducing promising new technologies into healthcare. Healthcare Management Forum 2011;24(2):42-56. PMID: 21899224

Nardelli A, Stafinski T, Menon D. Effectiveness of photodynamic therapy for mammary and extra-mammary Paget's disease: a state of the science review. BMC Dermatology 2011;11:13. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3141658/?tool=pubmed.

  Paulden M, Stafinski T, Menon D, McCabe C. Value-based reimbursement decisions for orphan drugs:     a scoping review and decision framework. Pharmacoeconomics 2014; Epub ahead of print.      PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25412735

 Stafinski T, Menon D, Yasui Y. Assessing the impact of deliberative processes on the views of  participants: is it 'in one year and out the other'? Health Expectations 2014;17(2):278-90. PMID:    22296492

Stafinski T, Menon D, Philippon DJ, McCabe C. Health technology funding decision-making processes around the world: the same, yet different. Pharmacoeconomics 2011;29(6):475-95. PMID: 215687357

Stafinski T, Menon D, Davis C, McCabe C. Role of centralized review processes for making reimbursement decisions on new health technologies in Europe. Clinicoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2011;3:117-86. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3202480/?tool=pubmed

Stafinski T, Menon D, McCabe C, Philippon DJ. To fund or not to fund: development of a decision-making framework for the coverage of new health technologies. Pharmacoeconomics 2011;29(9):771-80. Available: PMID 21756008

Stafinski T, Menon D, Marshall D, Caulfield T. Societal values in the allocation of healthcare resources: is it all about the health gain? Patient 2011;4(4):207-25. PM:21815706.

Wu H, Stafinski T, Yasui Y, Wong C, Menon D. Estimating the incidence of Barrett's esophagus in Alberta. Canadian Journal of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2011;1:9-18. Available: http://www.iimdonline.com/cjeb/admin/pdf/1295797462.pdf

An assessment of sleep disordered breathing diagnosis using level I versus level III sleep studies. Final report. Rev. Nov 2010. Edmonton (AB): Prepared by the Health Technology & Policy Unit for Alberta Health and Wellness; 2010. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-sleep-UofA-STE.pdf

Photodynamic therapy for skin cancer & pre-cancerous skin conditions. [Health Technology & Policy Series; 2010;2]. Edmonton: University of Alberta. Health Technology & Policy Unit (for Alberta Health & Wellness); 2010. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-PDT-skin-UofA-STE.pdf

McCabe C, Stafinski T, Edlin R, Menon D. Access with evidence development schemes: a framework for description and evaluation. Pharmacoeconomics 2010;28(2):143-52. PMID: 21899224

McCabe C, Stafinski T, Menon D. Is it time to revisit orphan drug policies? BMJ 2010;341:c4777. Available: http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c4777.long

Menon D, Stafinski T, Wu H, Lau D, Wong C. Endoscopic treatments for Barrett's esophagus: a systematic review of safety and effectiveness compared to esophagectomy. BMC Gastroenterol 2010;10:111. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2955687/?tool=pubmed

Menon D, McCabe CJ, Stafinski T, Edlin R. Principles of design of access with evidence development approaches: a consensus statement from the Banff Summit. Pharmacoeconomics 2010;28(2):109-11. PMID 20085388

Stafinski T, McCabe CJ, Menon D. Funding the unfundable: mechanisms for managing uncertainty in decisions on the introduction of new and innovative technologies into healthcare systems. Pharmacoeconomics 2010;28(2):113-42. PMID: 20085389

Stafinski T, Topfer LA, Zakariasen K, Menon D. The role of surgeons in identifying emerging technologies for health technology assessment. Can J Surg 2010;53(2):86-92. Available: http://www.cma.ca/multimedia/staticContent/HTML/N0/l2/cjs/vol-53/issue-2/pdf/pg86.pdf

Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of early esophageal cancer: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Edmonton (AB): prepared by the Health Technology & Policy Unit for Alberta Health and Wellness; 2009. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-PDT-EEC-UofA-STE.pdf

Photodynamic therapy for the treatment of Barrett's esophagus: a systematic review and economic evaluation. Final report. Edmonton (AB): Prepared by the Health Technology & Policy Unit for Alberta Health and Wellness; 2009. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-PDT-BE-UofA-STE.pdf

Menon D, Stafinski T. Health technology assessment in Canada: 20 years strong? Value Health 2009;12(Suppl 2):S14-S19. Available: http://www.ispor.org/htaspecialissue/Menon.pdf

Photodynamic therapy for cancer: scoping review. Edmonton: University of Alberta. Health Technology & Policy Unit (for Alberta Health & Wellness); 2008.

Lau D, Ogbogu U, Taylor B, Stafinski T, Menon D, Caulfield T. Stem cell clinics online: the direct-to-consumer portrayal of stem cell medicine. Cell Stem Cell 2008;3(6):591-4. Available: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1934590908005730

McCabe C, Stafinski T, Menon D. PBMA or HTA is no choice at all [letter]. BMJ 2008;337:a1872. Available: http://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a1872.extract/reply

Menon D, Stafinski T. Engaging the public in priority-setting for health technology assessment: findings from a citizens' jury. Health Expect 2008;11(3):282-93. PMID: 18816324

Stafinski T, Browman GP, Menon D. Decision-making processes regarding cancer technologies: a review. Health Law Review 2008;17(1):5-11. Available: http://www.law.ualberta.ca/centres/hli/userfiles/file/HLR%2017_1/1_Stafinski-Browman-Menon.pdf

Stafinski T, Menon D, Harris K, Md GG, Jhangri G. Photoselective vaporization of the prostate for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Can Urol Assoc J 2008;2(2):124-34. Available: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2422913/?tool=pubmed

Double balloon endoscopy / enteroscopy for the diagnosis & treatment of conditions of the small intestine. Final report. Edmonton (AB): University of Alberta. Health Technology & Policy Unit (for Alberta Health & Wellness); 2007. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-DBE-UofA-STE.pdf

 Photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Final report. Edmonton (AB): Prepared by the Health Technology & Policy Unit for Alberta  Health and Wellness; 2007. Available: http://www.health.alberta.ca/documents/AHTDP-PVP-UofA-STE.pdf

 Menon D, Stafinski T, Martin D. Priority-setting for healthcare: who, how, and is it fair? Health Policy 2007;84(2-3):220-33. PMID: 17628202