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Project / Rehabilitation and occupational therapy
Project team: Heinz Tüchler
Duration: April 2015 – June 2016
Publication: LBI-HTA Project report N0. 89 https://eprints.aihta.at/1102/
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Decision Support Documents 2015:
DSD 81: Fully bioresorbable scaffolds for coronary artery disease
DSD 82: Transcatheter mitral valve-in-valve implantation (TMViVI)
DSD 83: Endovascular embolization of unruptured intracranial aneurysms with flow diverters
DSD 84: Defibrotide for the treatment and prophylaxis of hepatic veno-occlusive disease
DSD 85: Intrastromal corneal implants for ectatic corneal disorders
DSD 86: Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) stimulation of patients with therapy-resistant cluster headache
DSD 87: Injectable bulking agents for faecal incontinence
DSD 44/ 2nd Update 2015: Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure for the prevention of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation
DSD 68/ 1st Update 2015: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of periphery arteries with drug-eluting balloon (DEB)
Project / Prevention and screening
Project team: Inanna Reinsperger
Duration: April 2015 - November 2015
Publication: LBI-HTA Projektbericht No. 83: https://eprints.aihta.at/1078/
Project / High tech medicine, Health economics
Robotic-assisted surgery: A systematic review of effectiveness and safety for elected indications and accumulating costs
Duration: May 2015 – November 2015
Publication: LBI-HTA Projektbericht No. 84: https://eprints.aihta.at/1077/
Sponsoring Austrian CME/ continuing medical education for physicians. A systematic analysis of the CME-Database
In recent years, the sponsorship of CME/ continuing medical education for physicians by the pharmaceutical and medical device industry is increasingly scrutinized. The question in this project was the scope of sponsoring in the Austrian CME-training. From the CME database of the Austrian Academy of doctors 13 medical fields (from a total of 56) were selected with the aim to analyse the number of events that were financially supported by manufacturer. The investigation shows that a sponsorship of at least 14.3% and at most 67.2% of the events took place. The sponsors are, as might be expected, pharmaceutical and medical product suppliers in the respective subject, mainly from "high-cost and / or high-volume" products.
Publication: Rapid Assessment 7a: https://eprints.aihta.at/1053
Contact: Claudia Wild