A H Anis

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Why is calling an ACE an ACE so controversial? Evaluating reference-based pricing in British Columbia
    Aslam Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    CMAJ 166:763-4. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Diacetylmorphine versus methadone for the treatment of opioid addiction
    Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    N Engl J Med 361:777-86. 2009
  3. pmc Do visual analogue scale (VAS) derived standard gamble (SG) utilities agree with Health Utilities Index utilities? A comparison of patient and community preferences for health status in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Amir Adel Rashidi
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:25. 2006
  4. pmc Assessment of health-related quality of life in arthritis: conceptualization and development of five item banks using item response theory
    Jacek A Kopec
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:33. 2006
  5. pmc The incidence of co-morbidities related to obesity and overweight: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Daphne P Guh
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, BC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 9:88. 2009
  6. pmc Highly active antiretroviral therapy and hospital readmission: comparison of a matched cohort
    Bohdan Nosyk
    Canadian HIV Trials Network, St, Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 6:146. 2006
  7. pmc Validity of the work productivity and activity impairment questionnaire--general health version in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Wei Zhang
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, 620 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R177. 2010
  8. pmc When patients have to pay a share of drug costs: effects on frequency of physician visits, hospital admissions and filling of prescriptions
    Aslam H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 173:1335-40. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of biologic therapies for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis in the United States
    Aslam H Anis
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Dermatolog Treat 22:65-74. 2011
  10. doi request reprint The effect of etanercept on work productivity in patients with early active rheumatoid arthritis: results from the COMET study
    Aslam Anis
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1283-9. 2009

Detail Information

Publications72

  1. pmc Why is calling an ACE an ACE so controversial? Evaluating reference-based pricing in British Columbia
    Aslam Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    CMAJ 166:763-4. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Diacetylmorphine versus methadone for the treatment of opioid addiction
    Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    N Engl J Med 361:777-86. 2009
    ..Studies in Europe have suggested that injectable diacetylmorphine, the active ingredient in heroin, can be an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic, relapsing opioid dependence...
  3. pmc Do visual analogue scale (VAS) derived standard gamble (SG) utilities agree with Health Utilities Index utilities? A comparison of patient and community preferences for health status in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Amir Adel Rashidi
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:25. 2006
    ..The objective of this study is to assess the agreement between community preferences derived from the Health Utilities Index Mark 2 (HUI2) and Mark 3 (HUI3) systems, and patient preferences...
  4. pmc Assessment of health-related quality of life in arthritis: conceptualization and development of five item banks using item response theory
    Jacek A Kopec
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 4:33. 2006
    ..Adaptive assessment requires an item bank for each domain of HRQL. The purpose of this study was to develop item banks for five domains of HRQL relevant to arthritis...
  5. pmc The incidence of co-morbidities related to obesity and overweight: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Daphne P Guh
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, BC, Canada
    BMC Public Health 9:88. 2009
    ..The primary objective of this study is to provide an estimate of the incidence of each co-morbidity related to obesity and overweight using a meta-analysis...
  6. pmc Highly active antiretroviral therapy and hospital readmission: comparison of a matched cohort
    Bohdan Nosyk
    Canadian HIV Trials Network, St, Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BMC Infect Dis 6:146. 2006
    ..Paul's Hospital (SPH) in Vancouver, BC, Canada...
  7. pmc Validity of the work productivity and activity impairment questionnaire--general health version in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Wei Zhang
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, 620 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Arthritis Res Ther 12:R177. 2010
    ..The present study's purpose is to evaluate the construct validity of the WPAI-general health version among RA patients and its ability to differentiate between RA patients with varying health status...
  8. pmc When patients have to pay a share of drug costs: effects on frequency of physician visits, hospital admissions and filling of prescriptions
    Aslam H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 173:1335-40. 2005
    ..We investigated the effect of prescription drug cost-sharing on overall health care utilization among elderly patients with rheumatoid arthritis...
  9. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of biologic therapies for the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis in the United States
    Aslam H Anis
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Dermatolog Treat 22:65-74. 2011
    ..New biologic therapies are available for moderate to severe psoriasis...
  10. doi request reprint The effect of etanercept on work productivity in patients with early active rheumatoid arthritis: results from the COMET study
    Aslam Anis
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:1283-9. 2009
    ..To compare the impact of the combination of etanercept (ETN) and MTX with MTX alone on work productivity among MTX-naïve patients with active early RA over a 12-month period...
  11. doi request reprint Quality of life of patients with advanced HIV/AIDS: measuring the impact of both AIDS-defining events and non-AIDS serious adverse events
    Aslam H Anis
    Canadian HIV Trials Network, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:631-9. 2009
    ..To investigate the relative magnitude and duration of impact of AIDS-defining events (ADEs) and non-AIDS serious adverse events (SAEs) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) among patients with advanced HIV/AIDS...
  12. doi request reprint Obesity and overweight in Canada: an updated cost-of-illness study
    A H Anis
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    Obes Rev 11:31-40. 2010
    ..Policies to reduce being overweight and obese could potentially save the Canadian healthcare system millions of dollars...
  13. pmc Ontario's plunging price-caps on generics: deeper dives may drown some drugs
    Aslam Anis
    Health Economics in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Open Med 5:e149-52. 2011
    ..Generic product substitution legislation is vital to reducing costs to provincial drug plans, yet lower and lower price-caps may undo some of the benefits of substitution legislation if generics find it difficult to survive...
  14. doi request reprint Does achieving clinical response prevent work stoppage or work absence among employed patients with early rheumatoid arthritis?
    Wei Zhang
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, 620 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:270-4. 2012
    ..To evaluate the impact of clinical response on work stoppage or work absence among employed people with early RA...
  15. ncbi request reprint Average annual drug cost and its determinants in a population based cohort of HIV-positive adult men and women
    A H Anis
    Canadian HIV Trials Network, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 13:327-36. 1998
    ..Important cost drivers were participant's age, socioeconomic status (by provincial drug insurance coverage level) and rate of disease progression as measured by CD4+ cell counts, hospitalisation events and duration of illness...
  16. ncbi request reprint Modelling the potential economic impact of viral load-driven triple drug combination antiretroviral therapy
    A H Anis
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 13:697-705. 1998
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  17. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of systemic therapies for moderate to severe psoriasis
    S Sizto
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Br J Dermatol 160:1264-72. 2009
    ..New biologics have dramatically changed therapeutic options for psoriasis, albeit at additional cost...
  18. pmc The social determinants of emergency department and hospital use by injection drug users in Canada
    A Palepu
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Urban Health 76:409-18. 1999
    ..The aim of this study was to describe the relationship between sociodemographic characteristics and human immunodeficiency (HIV) status of a cohort of injection drug users (IDUs) on their self-reported health service utilization...
  19. ncbi request reprint Not all "quality-adjusted life years" are equal
    C A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:616-24. 2007
    ..There is evidence that utility elicitation methods used in the calculation of quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) yield different results. It is not clear how these differences impact economic evaluations...
  20. pmc Double trouble: impact of inappropriate use of asthma medication on the use of health care resources
    A H Anis
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 164:625-31. 2001
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  21. pmc Pharmaceutical policies in Canada: another example of federal-provincial discord
    A H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    CMAJ 162:523-6. 2000
    ..In contrast, provincial governments have no jurisdiction over market competitiveness or pricing, yet end up paying for most of the drug expenditures incurred...
  22. ncbi request reprint Using pharmacoeconomic analysis to make drug insurance coverage decisions
    A H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 13:119-26. 1998
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  23. doi request reprint The cost of fall related presentations to the ED: a prospective, in-person, patient-tracking analysis of health resource utilization
    J C Woolcott
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Osteoporos Int 23:1513-9. 2012
    ..Using data collected on 102 falls, we found the average cost per fall causing an Emergency Department presentation of $11,408. When hospitalization was required, the average cost per fall was $29,363...
  24. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness and toxicity of cyclosporin A in rheumatoid arthritis: longitudinal analysis of a population-based registry
    C A Marra
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, and Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences, St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 45:240-5. 2001
    ..7), and DBP (3.8 mm Hg, 95% CI 3.0-6.4). CONCLUSIONS: Combination CSA/MTX prolongs therapy and reduces JC. Long-term CSA treatment was fairly well tolerated. Previous DMARD use appears to be a determinant for the development of toxicity...
  25. doi request reprint Development of a population-based microsimulation model of osteoarthritis in Canada
    J A Kopec
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Osteoarthritis Cartilage 18:303-11. 2010
    ..In this article we describe the overall structure of the model, sources of data, derivation of key input parameters for the epidemiological component of the model, and preliminary validation studies...
  26. ncbi request reprint A dog's breakfast: prescription drug coverage varies widely across Canada
    A H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Med Care 39:315-26. 2001
    ..Each province in Canada independently assesses drugs for their reimbursement eligibility. Publicly funded access to specific drugs is therefore dependent on province of residence...
  27. ncbi request reprint Price regulation of pharmaceuticals in Canada
    A H Anis
    Health Research Centre, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, B C, Canada
    J Health Econ 17:21-38. 1998
    ..Canadian data supported the model's predictions. Policy makers should anticipate these responses that affects the entire vector of drug prices and not just those subject to specific regulations...
  28. ncbi request reprint The impact of low family income on self-reported health outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis within a publicly funded health-care environment
    C A Marra
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 43:1390-7. 2004
    ..Socio-economic status (SES) is strongly associated with SRH. This study investigated the relationship between SES and SRH outcomes in a sample of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Canada...
  29. ncbi request reprint The effect of homelessness on hospitalisation among patients with HIV/AIDS
    B Nosyk
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    AIDS Care 19:546-53. 2007
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  30. ncbi request reprint The costs of cardiorespiratory disease episodes in a study of emergency department use
    A H Anis
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
    Can J Public Health 91:103-6. 2000
    ..The average per person direct cost of illness of cardiorespiratory disease episodes was estimated based on a prospective study of emergency department visits...
  31. ncbi request reprint Suture closure of femoral arterial puncture sites after coronary angioplasty followed by same-day discharge
    R G Carere
    Division of Cardiology, St Paul s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Am Heart J 139:52-8. 2000
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether immediate suture closure of 8F femoral arterial puncture sites can facilitate same-day discharge after coronary angioplasty...
  32. doi request reprint Efficacy of systemic treatments for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Dermatology 219:209-18. 2009
    ..To compare the efficacy of psoriasis treatments through a systematic literature review and meta-analysis...
  33. ncbi request reprint Using economic evaluations to make formulary coverage decisions. So much for guidelines
    A H Anis
    Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 18:55-62. 2000
    ..These submissions are reviewed by the Pharmacoeconomic Initiative (PI) of BC...
  34. ncbi request reprint Using the health assessment questionnaire to estimate preference-based single indices in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Nick Bansback
    St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 57:963-71. 2007
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  35. doi request reprint Double-blind injectable hydromorphone versus diacetylmorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence: a pilot study
    Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada
    J Subst Abuse Treat 38:408-11. 2010
    ..Further study will also be required to show that open-label hydromorphone can also successfully attract patients into care and retain them...
  36. doi request reprint The economics of treatment in early rheumatoid arthritis
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, BC, Canada
    Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 23:83-92. 2009
    ..With many services competing to spend often limited health-care budgets, information on the relative benefits and costs of new approaches for treating RA can be useful in deciding on efficient allocation and treatment decisions...
  37. doi request reprint Statin therapy in rheumatoid arthritis: a cost-effectiveness and value-of-information analysis
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 27:25-37. 2009
    ..However, uncertainties remain in the available data, warranting further research on refining the precise RA disease-activity benefits and health-utility changes associated with statin therapy, at least over a 12-month period...
  38. doi request reprint Health state utility values: a description of their development and application for rheumatic diseases
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1018-26. 2008
  39. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluations in rheumatoid arthritis: a critical review of measures used to define health States
    Nick Bansback
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 26:395-408. 2008
    ..Further research is also required to explore the advantages in using either continuous or discrete health states...
  40. ncbi request reprint The impact of cost sharing of prescription drug expenditures on health care utilization by the elderly: own- and cross-price elasticities
    Xin Li
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, and Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Health Policy 82:340-7. 2007
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  41. ncbi request reprint Patterns of inhaled asthma medication use: a 3-year longitudinal analysis of prescription claims data from British Columbia, Canada
    Larry D Lynd
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    Chest 122:1973-81. 2002
    ..To assess trends in asthma management and to identify factors associated with increasing short-acting (SA) beta-agonist utilization in British Columbia using administrative prescription data...
  42. ncbi request reprint Approval process and access to prescription drugs in Canada
    Carlo A Marra
    University of British Columbia, Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, 717 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 1L8, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 55:9-11. 2006
  43. pmc National pharmacare: a dog's tale
    Aslam H Anis
    CMAJ 171:565-6. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Gaps in care for rheumatoid arthritis: a population study
    Diane Lacaille
    University of British Columbia, and Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 53:241-8. 2005
    ..This research assesses whether care for RA, at a population level, is consistent with current treatment guidelines...
  45. pmc Predictors of early hospital readmission in HIV-infected patients with pneumonia
    Anita Palepu
    Received from the Department of Internal Medicine, the Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Gen Intern Med 18:242-7. 2003
    ..We explored the risk factors for early readmission to a tertiary care inner-city hospital among HIV-infected patients with pneumonia in Vancouver, Canada...
  46. doi request reprint Use of nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and risk of infection in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Diane Lacaille
    University of British Columbia and Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, 895 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:1074-81. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the effect of nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) on infection risk in RA...
  47. ncbi request reprint Lowering generic drug prices: less regulation equals more competition
    Aslam H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Research, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Med Care 41:135-41. 2003
    ..Accordingly, the first generic entrant's price could not exceed 70% of the incumbent's branded price. Subsequent entrants' prices could not exceed 90% of the first entrant's price...
  48. pmc Impact of supply-side policies for control of illicit drugs in the face of the AIDS and overdose epidemics: investigation of a massive heroin seizure
    Evan Wood
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 168:165-9. 2003
    ..An ongoing prospective cohort study of injection drug users afforded an opportunity to evaluate the impact of this seizure...
  49. ncbi request reprint Using administrative healthcare data to recruit study subjects: experience with 'camouflaged sampling'
    Larry D Lynd
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:517-25. 2004
    ..To recruit a sample of asthmatics heterogeneous for short-acting (SA) beta-agonist use while protecting their privacy, and to compare participants recruited via 'camouflaged sampling' to those recruited through media advertising...
  50. ncbi request reprint Practical pharmacogenetics: the cost effectiveness of screening for thiopurine s-methyltransferase polymorphisms in patients with rheumatological conditions treated with azathioprine
    Carlo A Marra
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Rheumatol 29:2507-12. 2002
    ..The analysis was conducted from a third party payer perspective over one year...
  51. pmc Economic evaluation of the benefits of reducing acute cardiorespiratory morbidity associated with air pollution
    David M Stieb
    Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Environ Health 1:7. 2002
    ..Few assessments of the costs and benefits of reducing acute cardiorespiratory morbidity related to air pollution have employed a comprehensive, explicit approach to capturing the full societal value of reduced morbidity...
  52. pmc Leaving hospital against medical advice among HIV-positive patients
    Aslam H Anis
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV AIDS, Canadian HIV Trials Network, Vancouver
    CMAJ 167:633-7. 2002
    ..Because of the high prevalence of injection drug use among HIV-positive patients admitted to hospital in Vancouver, we explored the factors associated with leaving hospital against medical advice in this population...
  53. ncbi request reprint Intensive care unit admission has minimal impact on long-term mortality
    Sean P Keenan
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Crit Care Med 30:501-7. 2002
    ..To measure the association between intensive care unit (ICU) admission and both hospital and long-term mortality, separate from the effect of hospital admission alone...
  54. ncbi request reprint Economic evaluation of propofol for sedation of patients admitted to intensive care units
    Aslam H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Anesthesiology 96:196-201. 2002
    ..The goal of the current study was to evaluate the economic impact of propofol as compared with midazolam for sedating patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
  55. doi request reprint Trends in physician-diagnosed osteoarthritis incidence in an administrative database in British Columbia, Canada, 1996-1997 through 2003-2004
    Jacek A Kopec
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 59:929-34. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe changes in physician-diagnosed OA incidence rates between 1996-1997 and 2003-2004 in British Columbia (BC), Canada...
  56. ncbi request reprint Infliximab treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease
    Ibrahim K Nahar
    Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Ann Pharmacother 37:1256-65. 2003
    ..To review the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and pharmacoeconomic impact of infliximab in the treatment of Crohn's disease (CD) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  57. ncbi request reprint An overview of economic evaluations for drugs used in rheumatoid arthritis : focus on tumour necrosis factor-alpha antagonists
    Nick J Bansback
    Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Drugs 65:473-96. 2005
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Are indirect utility measures reliable and responsive in rheumatoid arthritis patients?
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Qual Life Res 14:1333-44. 2005
    ..Therefore, we examined the reliability and responsiveness of these measures and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality of Life (RAQoL) and the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) in a sample of RA patients...
  59. ncbi request reprint Managing arthritis and employment: making arthritis-related work changes as a means of adaptation
    Monique A M Gignac
    The Toronto Western Research Institute and The University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 51:909-16. 2004
    ..To understand arthritis-related workplace changes, including occasional work loss and changes to the type and hours of work, and the factors associated with them using theories of adaptation and behavior change as a framework...
  60. ncbi request reprint A comparison of four indirect methods of assessing utility values in rheumatoid arthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Med Care 42:1125-31. 2004
    ..It is not clear whether available instruments yield similar results or what domains of health are contributing to the overall score in a sample of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  61. ncbi request reprint The indirect costs of arthritis resulting from unemployment, reduced performance, and occupational changes while at work
    Xin Li
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Med Care 44:304-10. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the cost attributable to lost productivity from arthritis and the association between the degree of loss and demographic, disease-related, occupational, and psychosocial variables for people...
  62. ncbi request reprint A cost-utility analysis of losartan versus atenolol in the treatment of hypertension with left ventricular hypertrophy
    Aslam H Anis
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 24:387-400. 2006
    ..Incorporating the results found in the LIFE study into an economic model, an incremental cost-effectiveness analysis was performed comparing losartan with atenolol in the treatment of 67-year old patients with hypertension and LVH...
  63. ncbi request reprint Health economic evaluation: a primer for the practicing rheumatologist
    Michael C Y Tan
    Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 55:648-56. 2006
  64. ncbi request reprint Medical withdrawal management in Vancouver: service description and evaluation
    Xin Li
    Department of Healthcare and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Addict Behav 32:1043-53. 2007
    ..In addition, the patterns of utilization of VD were changed over the welfare check issuance period. Our analysis indicates that operational accessibility and efficiency at VD could be improved by specifically addressing these factors...
  65. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of hip protectors in the prevention of osteoporosis related hip fractures in elderly nursing home residents
    Sonia Singh
    Department of Healthcare and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Rheumatol 31:1607-13. 2004
    ..This study models the cost-effectiveness of hip protectors in the prevention of osteoporosis related hip fractures in elderly nursing home residents...
  66. ncbi request reprint Descriptive epidemiology of osteoarthritis in British Columbia, Canada
    Jacek A Kopec
    Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Rheumatol 34:386-93. 2007
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  67. pmc Safety and efficiency of emergency department assessment of chest discomfort
    Jim Christenson
    Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia, and Department of Emergency Medicine, Providence Health Care, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
    CMAJ 170:1803-7. 2004
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  68. ncbi request reprint Intensive care unit survivors have fewer hospital readmissions and readmission days than other hospitalized patients in British Columbia
    Sean P Keenan
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B C, Canada
    Crit Care Med 32:391-8. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the association between ICU admission and number of readmissions to the hospital and number of readmission days...
  69. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with pretreatment and treatment dropouts among clients admitted to medical withdrawal management
    Xin Li
    Department of Healthcare and Epidemiology, University of British Columbia, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Vancouver, Canada
    J Addict Dis 26:77-85. 2007
    ..These findings may help clinicians and decision-makers to initiate corresponding preventive measures to decrease unnecessary attritions and improve utilization of treatment resources...
  70. doi request reprint The validity of generic and condition-specific preference-based instruments: the ability to discriminate asthma control status
    Helen M McTaggart-Cowan
    Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, 7th Floor, 828 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5Z 1L8
    Qual Life Res 17:453-62. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the validity of generic and condition-specific preference-based instruments, in terms of their ability to distinguish asthma control...
  71. ncbi request reprint The validity and responsiveness of generic utility measures in rheumatoid arthritis: a review
    Mark J Harrison
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, and Health Economics Research at Manchester, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Rheumatol 35:592-602. 2008
    ..However, the evidence regarding the validity of generic utility scales in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is unclear. We summarize and review evidence on the validity and comparative performance of generic utility scales in RA...
  72. ncbi request reprint A comparison of generic, indirect utility measures (the HUI2, HUI3, SF-6D, and the EQ-5D) and disease-specific instruments (the RAQoL and the HAQ) in rheumatoid arthritis
    Carlo A Marra
    Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, 717 828 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6Z 1Y6
    Soc Sci Med 60:1571-82. 2005
    ..We conclude that the all of the preference-based utility measures that were evaluated appear to adequately discriminate across levels of RA severity...