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Barriers to Accessing Fecal Microbiota Transplant in Canada

Last Updated: November 20, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans
Research Type: Device

Evidence supports the use of fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) for recurrent clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection. Information on the potential of FMT for treating other conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn disease, is also emerging. The indications and demand for FMT may increase in future, yet...

  • Project Number: ES0341-000

The Use of Real-World Evidence for Medical Device Assessment: An Environmental Scan

Last Updated: October 31, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans

Health Canada and the Pan-Canadian Health Technology Assessment Collaborative have developed a strategy for the optimization of the use of real-world evidence (RWE) to improve the accessibility, affordability, and appropriate use of medical devices across the product life cycle. To inform the development of an RWE framework, CADTH is undertaking...

  • Project Number: ES0344-000

Healthy Aging

Last Updated: October 31, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans

This Environmental Scan will focus on interventions to promote healthy aging and prevent frailty in older, community-dwelling adults. Interventions may be offered at various levels of health and social care and identifying effective interventions could help to increase the uptake of best practices. The scan will be based on a literature review a...

  • Project Number: ES0342-000

Care for Acquired Brain Injury and Concurrent Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

Last Updated: October 18, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans

CADTH is undertaking an Environmental Scan of systems and services that are in place in Canada for caring for individuals affected by acquired brain injury (ABI) and concurrent mental health and/or substance use issues. This project is being conducted to help inform decision-making and support practice change to improve the health and well-being...

  • Project Number: ES0339-000

Intravenous Iron — International

Last Updated: October 11, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans

The World Health Organization guidelines define anemia as a circulating hemoglobin concentration of less than 13 g/dL for men and less than 12 g/dL for non-pregnant women. More than 50% of anemia cases are caused by iron deficiency. Iron deficiency can occur in two forms: absolute iron deficiency (iron deficiency anemia) or functional iron defic...

  • Project Number: ES0338-000

Collaboration in Health Technology Assessment in Canada: An Environmental Scan

Last Updated: September 13, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans

A 2018 review of pan-Canadian health organizations highlighted the importance of coordinating health technology assessment (HTA) work on non-drug technologies across Canada. The pan-Canadian HTA Collaborative (created in 2011) is a network that includes five Canadian HTA agencies. Collaboration in HTA occurs through this collaborative, as well a...

  • Project Number: ES0329-000

Programs for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction in Canada

Last Updated: September 6, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans
Research Type: Device

CADTH undertook an Environmental Scan to understand the current context surrounding opioid addiction programs, including both opioid agonist therapies and other non-pharmacological programming, and care setting transitions across Canada. The key objectives of this Environmental Scan were to: describe the opioid addiction treatment programs t...

  • Project Number: ES0335-000

Care Coordination and Funding of Pediatric Cerebral Palsy in Canada

Last Updated: August 28, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans

CADTH is undertaking an Environmental Scan of the models of care coordination and funding that are in place in Canada for children and adolescents living with cerebral palsy (CP). This project is being conducted to help inform decision-making and to support the implementation of best practices to improve the health and well-being of children liv...

  • Project Number: ES0340-000

Non-Pharmacological Prevention of Pressure Injuries: An Environmental Scan

Last Updated: May 21, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans

A variety of non-pharmacological options exist for the prevention of pressure injuries (PI). CADTH considered this topic for a Health Technology Assessment but determined that further information was needed to help refine the scope of future work. This Environmental Scan was conducted to understand the current context of care, including the inte...

  • Project Number: ES0332-000

Environmental Scan on Health Technology Reassessment Processes

Last Updated: March 22, 2019
Result type: Reports
Product Line: Environmental Scans

The objective of this Environmental Scan was to identify the processes at national and international health technology assessment agencies to conduct the reassessment of existing or currently funded health technologies, including single and multiple technologies, drugs, and medical devices. Process elements of interest include: topic selectio...

  • Project Number: ES0334-000