Areas of Research
The Unit focuses on research relevant to health care decision makers and health systems in Canada. Our main areas of expertise are:
Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
We prepare comprehensive health technology assessments that are used by Alberta Health and other agencies to make evidence-based decisions on introducing and funding particular health technologies.
Health Technology Decision Making
One of our main areas of research concerns policy options for providing access to new health technologies. These include comparative analyses that examine coverage policies and processes in other Canadian and international jurisdictions.
Public Engagement in Health Technology Decisions
Our research includes the development and evaluation of methods to elicit public preferences and social values (for example, through citizens’ juries) on specific therapies and health care technologies.