Arto Ohinmaa

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A costing model for videoconferencing in Alberta
    Arto Ohinma
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 12:363-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint A cost-minimization analysis of orthopaedic consultations using videoconferencing in comparison with conventional consulting
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Department of Economics, University of Oulu, Finland
    J Telemed Telecare 8:283-9. 2002
  3. doi request reprint The use of videoconferencing for mental health services in Finland
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 14:266-70. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint What lessons can be learned from telemedicine programmes in other countries?
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 12:S40-4. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Costs of implementing and maintaining comprehensive school health: the case of the Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools program
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Department of Public Health Science, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Public Health 102:451-4. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of integrating methadone maintenance and antiretroviral treatment for HIV-positive drug users in Vietnam's injection-driven HIV epidemics
    Bach Xuan Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Depend 125:260-6. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Changes in drug use are associated with health-related quality of life improvements among methadone maintenance patients with HIV/AIDS
    Bach Xuan Tran
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 8303, 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Qual Life Res 21:613-23. 2012
  8. pmc Multilevel predictors of concurrent opioid use during methadone maintenance treatment among drug users with HIV/AIDS
    Bach Xuan Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e51569. 2012
  9. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness and budget impact of Vietnam's methadone maintenance treatment programme in HIV prevention and treatment among injection drug users
    Bach Xuan Tran
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Glob Public Health 7:1080-94. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint The distribution of mental health service costs for depression in the Alberta population
    Mel Slomp
    Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 57:564-9. 2012

Detail Information

Publications46

  1. ncbi request reprint A costing model for videoconferencing in Alberta
    Arto Ohinma
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 12:363-9. 2006
    ..57 (for receiving educational sessions). The costing model provides information for decision-makers about the cost of videoconferencing activities and can be used in the development of a sustainable telehealth system in Alberta...
  2. ncbi request reprint A cost-minimization analysis of orthopaedic consultations using videoconferencing in comparison with conventional consulting
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Department of Economics, University of Oulu, Finland
    J Telemed Telecare 8:283-9. 2002
    ..The study showed that orthopaedic outpatient telecare can be cost minimizing...
  3. doi request reprint The use of videoconferencing for mental health services in Finland
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 14:266-70. 2008
    ..The use of TMH was particularly common in remote areas; however, there were many rural centres that did not utilize clinical TMH. TMH was widely utilized for continuing and medical education...
  4. ncbi request reprint What lessons can be learned from telemedicine programmes in other countries?
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 12:S40-4. 2006
    ..If telemedicine programmes from other countries are disseminated to the USA, differences in health-care systems, and technological infrastructure will probably affect their chances of success...
  5. ncbi request reprint Costs of implementing and maintaining comprehensive school health: the case of the Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools program
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Department of Public Health Science, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
    Can J Public Health 102:451-4. 2011
    ..Comprehensive school health (CSH) is increasingly receiving renewed interest as a strategy to improve health and learning. The present study estimates the costs associated with implementing and maintaining CSH...
  6. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of integrating methadone maintenance and antiretroviral treatment for HIV-positive drug users in Vietnam's injection-driven HIV epidemics
    Bach Xuan Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Depend 125:260-6. 2012
    ..This approach is also incrementally cost-effective in this large injection-driven HIV epidemic...
  7. doi request reprint Changes in drug use are associated with health-related quality of life improvements among methadone maintenance patients with HIV/AIDS
    Bach Xuan Tran
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 8303, 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Qual Life Res 21:613-23. 2012
    ..This longitudinal study assessed the changes in drug use patterns and health-related quality of life (HRQL) among HIV-positive drug users in the first methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) cohort in Vietnam...
  8. pmc Multilevel predictors of concurrent opioid use during methadone maintenance treatment among drug users with HIV/AIDS
    Bach Xuan Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e51569. 2012
    ..This study assessed changes in opioid use, and longitudinal predictors of continued opioid use during MMT among HIV-positive drug users in Vietnam, with the aim of identifying changes that might enhance program efficacy...
  9. doi request reprint The cost-effectiveness and budget impact of Vietnam's methadone maintenance treatment programme in HIV prevention and treatment among injection drug users
    Bach Xuan Tran
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Glob Public Health 7:1080-94. 2012
    ..The results indicated that MMT was cost-effective in HIV prevention and treatment among DUs who were opioid dependent...
  10. ncbi request reprint The distribution of mental health service costs for depression in the Alberta population
    Mel Slomp
    Alberta Health Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Psychiatry 57:564-9. 2012
    ..Our study aims to estimate the depression care costs of patients with a depression diagnosis, ranking them by the increasing total depression health care costs...
  11. doi request reprint Diet quality, physical activity, body weight and health-related quality of life among grade 5 students in Canada
    Xiu Yun Wu
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 3 50 M University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2T4
    Public Health Nutr 15:75-81. 2012
    ..To assess how diet quality, physical activity and body weight are related to health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among children in the Canadian province of Alberta...
  12. ncbi request reprint Predictive validity of a computerized emergency triage tool
    Sandy L Dong
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 14:16-21. 2007
    ..eTRIAGE is a Web-based triage decision support tool that is based on the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS), a five level triage system (CTAS 1 = resuscitation, CTAS 5 = nonurgent)...
  13. ncbi request reprint Public investment in providing information for chronic disease prevention for adults in Alberta
    Philip Jacobs
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton
    Can J Public Health 97:197-200. 2006
    ..In this study, we present an estimate of the investment in Alberta, by public organization, for chronic disease prevention activities which provide information that promotes behaviour changes in adults at risk...
  14. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use disorders during antiretroviral treatment in injection-driven HIV epidemics in Vietnam
    Bach Xuan Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Drug Alcohol Depend 127:39-44. 2013
    ..This study determined the prevalence of AUD and identified correlates of alcohol consumption and drinking problems during ART in large injection-driven HIV epidemics in Vietnam...
  15. doi request reprint Limitations in the routine use of telepsychiatry
    David Hailey
    Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 15:28-31. 2009
    ..Telepsychiatry appears to still be a niche technology in many health systems. A lack of champions for the technology and reimbursement problems may contribute to the limited use of this area of telemedicine...
  16. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of telemental health applications: a review
    David Hailey
    Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta
    Can J Psychiatry 53:769-78. 2008
    ..To review the evidence of benefit from use of telemental health (TMH) in studies that reported clinical or administrative outcomes...
  17. doi request reprint Healthy Alberta Communities: impact of a three-year community-based obesity and chronic disease prevention intervention
    Kim D Raine
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 3 300 ECHA, 11405 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9, Canada Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:955-62. 2013
    ..To assess the impact of a 3 year (2006-2009) community-based intervention for obesity and chronic disease prevention in four diverse "Healthy Alberta Communities" (HAC)...
  18. pmc Comparison of ICD code-based diagnosis of obesity with measured obesity in children and the implications for health care cost estimates
    Stefan Kuhle
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 650 University Terrace, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:173. 2011
    ..The objective of the current study was to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of an ICD code-based diagnosis of obesity from administrative health data relative to the gold standard measured BMI...
  19. doi request reprint Healthcare service utilisation costs are reduced when rheumatoid arthritis patients achieve sustained remission
    Cheryl Barnabe
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Rheum Dis 72:1664-8. 2013
    ..Determine healthcare service utilisation costs among patients using biological therapies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), considering the magnitude and duration of patient response achieved...
  20. pmc Quality of life profile and psychometric properties of the EQ-5D-5L in HIV/AIDS patients
    Bach Xuan Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:132. 2012
    ..We assessed health-related quality of life (HRQOL), its associated factors, and examined measurement properties of the EuroQol - 5 Dimensions - 5 Levels (EQ-5D-5L) in HIV/AIDS patients...
  21. doi request reprint Financial burden of health care for HIV/AIDS patients in Vietnam
    Bach X Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Trop Med Int Health 18:212-8. 2013
    ..To assess the out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for health-care services of HIV/AIDS patients, and identify associated factors in Vietnam...
  22. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of methadone maintenance treatment for HIV-positive drug users in Vietnam
    Bach Xuan Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    AIDS Care 24:283-90. 2012
    ..Findings of this study indicate that providing MMT for HIV-positive drug users is a cost-effective intervention in Vietnam. Integrating MMT to HIV/AIDS care and treatment services would be beneficial in injection-driven HIV epidemics...
  23. doi request reprint The willingness to pay for reducing pain and pain-related disability
    Anderson Chuck
    Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Value Health 12:498-506. 2009
    ..We sought to identify chronic pain patients' preferences for levels of improvement in pain-related morbidity (PRM) by measuring their willingness to pay (WTP) for reducing their pain intensity and pain-related disability...
  24. pmc Health care utilization and changes in health status over time for migraineurs
    Anderson Chuck
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 12:291-5. 2007
    ..Determining how migraineurs manage their condition from the viewpoint of health resource utilization (including both medical and personal resources) may provide insights that could lead to more effective care strategies...
  25. doi request reprint Everybody's business: economic surveillance of public health services in Alberta, Canada
    Philip Jacobs
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Canada
    Eur J Public Health 23:79-82. 2013
    ..We included any government ministry or public organization, which includes health as a stated objective...
  26. doi request reprint Gender differences in quality of life outcomes of HIV/AIDS treatment in the latent feminization of HIV epidemics in Vietnam
    Bach Xuan Tran
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    AIDS Care 24:1187-96. 2012
    ..Findings of this study highlight the need to develop comprehensive interventions for HIV/AIDS patients, including HIV/AIDS treatment support and gender-specific impact mitigation interventions strategies...
  27. ncbi request reprint Published evidence on the success of telecardiology: a mixed record
    David Hailey
    Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 10:36-8. 2004
    ..Success in establishing the feasibility of telecardiology applications is offset by a failure to obtain convincing data on their influence on health outcomes and on their cost-effectiveness...
  28. ncbi request reprint Study quality and evidence of benefit in recent assessments of telemedicine
    David Hailey
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton and Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 10:318-24. 2004
    ..Although further useful clinical and economic outcomes data have been obtained for some telemedicine applications, good-quality studies are still scarce...
  29. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of epilepsy follow-up care through telemedicine: a pilot study on the patient's perspective
    Syed Nizamuddin Ahmed
    Department of Neurology, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Epilepsia 49:573-85. 2008
    ..Cost analysis and patient satisfaction with telemedicine in epilepsy care...
  30. ncbi request reprint Expenditures on mental health and addictions for Canadian provinces in 2003 and 2004
    Philip Jacobs
    Department of Medicine, Gastroenterology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
    Can J Psychiatry 53:306-13. 2008
    ..To measure total public and private expenditures on mental health in each province...
  31. ncbi request reprint Telemedicine and epilepsy care - a Canada wide survey
    S Nizam Ahmed
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 37:814-8. 2010
    ..The Canadian League against Epilepsy's telemedicine task force conducted this study to understand the perceptions, barriers and usage of telemedicine in epilepsy care...
  32. doi request reprint Use and cost of health services among overweight and obese Canadian children
    Stefan Kuhle
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:142-8. 2011
    ..As a consequence, overweight and obese children may use health care services more often than their normal weight peers. The aim of the current study was to assess health service use and costs across categories of weight status...
  33. doi request reprint Positron emission tomography/computed tomographic scans compared to computed tomographic scans for detecting colorectal liver metastases: a systematic review
    Seema Patel
    Department of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Ann Surg 253:666-71. 2011
    ..To review diagnostic accuracy of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) for colorectal liver metastases...
  34. pmc Cost analyses of obesity in Canada: scope, quality, and implications
    Bach Xuan Tran
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 11:3. 2013
    ..This study reviewed costs of obesity and intervention programs in Canada, assessed the scope and quality of existing cost analyses, and identified implications for economic evaluations and public health decision makers...
  35. doi request reprint Reflections on community-based population health intervention and evaluation for obesity and chronic disease prevention: the Healthy Alberta Communities project
    Kim D Raine
    Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, 5 10, 8303 112St, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Int J Public Health 55:679-86. 2010
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Health care costs of persons with newly diagnosed hepatitis C virus: a population-based, observational study
    Thu Ha Nguyen
    Public Health Division, Alberta Health and Wellness, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Viral Hepat 15:634-40. 2008
    ..Our results indicate that, when analysed within the picture of the entire person, liver-related costs (which have been the focus of most studies to date) are the tip of the iceberg...
  37. doi request reprint A comparison of the use of economics in vaccine expert reviews
    Philip Jacobs
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada
    Vaccine 28:2841-5. 2010
    ..As a result of these factors, the decision process and the study outcomes can differ between countries, but because the vaccine adoption process includes other criteria as well, economic factors will not necessarily alter the outcome...
  38. ncbi request reprint A population-based analysis of health behaviours, chronic diseases and associated costs
    Arto Ohinmaa
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 27:17-24. 2006
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Population-level response shift: novel implications for research
    Darren Lau
    Department of Public Health Sciences, 2 040 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, AB, T6G 2E1, Canada
    Qual Life Res 21:1495-8. 2012
    ..In this commentary, we suggest that response shift may also occur at the population level, triggered by causes that affect the distribution of individual-level risk...
  40. doi request reprint Benefits of pharmaceutical innovation: the case of simvastatin in Canada
    Nguyen Xuan Thanh
    Institute of Health Economics, Canada
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 28:390-7. 2012
    ..We estimate the societal monetary benefits of simvastatin in Canada and its distribution among different beneficiaries overtime...
  41. doi request reprint Cost effectiveness of enzyme immunoassay and immunoblot testing for the diagnosis of syphilis
    Anderson Chuck
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
    Int J STD AIDS 19:393-9. 2008
    ..The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio was Canadian $461 per additional correct diagnosis (less costly and more effective). EIA + IL is cost-effective when compared with RPR + TPPA/FTA for screening and diagnosis of syphilis...
  42. ncbi request reprint Providing systematic guidance in pharmacoeconomic guidelines for analysing costs
    Philip Jacobs
    Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Pharmacoeconomics 23:143-53. 2005
    ..Part of the answer to the lack of standardisation may lie in pharmacoeconomic guidelines themselves...
  43. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of evidence for the benefits of telemedicine
    David Hailey
    Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Edmonton, Canada
    J Telemed Telecare 8:1-30. 2002
    ..Although useful clinical and economic outcomes data have been obtained for some telemedicine applications, good-quality studies are still scarce and the generalizability of most assessment findings is rather limited...
  44. ncbi request reprint Reliability of computerized emergency triage
    Sandy L Dong
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Acad Emerg Med 13:269-75. 2006
    ..This study compared agreement between two blinded, independent users of a Web-based triage tool (eTRIAGE) and examined the effects of ED crowding on triage reliability...
  45. doi request reprint Determinants of health-related quality of life in adults living with HIV in Vietnam
    Bach Xuan Tran
    Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    AIDS Care 23:1236-45. 2011
    ..05). The findings highlight the need to improve the health service referral system and enhance psychological and social supports for patients in early stages of HIV infection in Vietnam...
  46. ncbi request reprint A health production function for persons with back problems: results from the Canadian Community Health Survey of 2000
    Philip Jacobs
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2304-8. 2004
    ..A retrospective, population-based analysis...