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First and second trimester prenatal screening for trisomies 13, 18, and 21 and open neural tube defects.

Author: Institute of Health Economics.
Publisher: Edmonton, Alta. : Institute of Health Economics, 2012.
Series: Alberta STE report.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Database:WorldCat
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This report investigates the availability of prenatal screening in Alberta, the economic considerations about expanding screening services, and an appraisal of the available evidence regarding the eficacy and safety of screening to determine optimal screening tests.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Institute of Health Economics.
ISBN: 9781926929095 1926929098
OCLC Number: 821262561
Notes: "September 2012"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 330 pages) : color illustrations, digital file.
Contents: Executive summary --
Section one: social and system demographics analysis. Objective and policy questions. Patterns and burden of the condition --
Population dynamics --
First and second trimester screening patterns of care --
Characteristics and history of first and second trimester screening tests --
Standards of reference --
Standards of care available FASTS program in Canada and Alberta --
Factors that affect the use, access, and provision of FASTS --
Factors related to the access and use of FASTS --
Healthcare system capacity for the provision of first and second trimester screening services in Alberta --
System support needs for the provision of the FASTS services in Alberta --
Conclusion --
Section two: technology effects and effectiveness analysis. Introduction --
Objective and scope --
Background --
Local/current context --
Results --
First trimester screening tests --
Second trimester screening tests --
Effect modifiers and sensitivity analyses --
Availability of evience --
Discussion --
Applicability --
Limitations --
Conclusions --
Section three: economics analysis. Objective and policy questions --
Methods --
Results --
Discussion --
Caveats --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Alberta STE report.
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This report investigates the availability of prenatal screening in Alberta, the economic considerations about expanding screening services, and an appraisal of the available evidence regarding the eficacy and safety of screening to determine optimal screening tests.

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