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Welcome to PATH

Path Members

The Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute consists of multiple research programs in economic evaluation and health technology assessment (HTA).  PATH's educational and research activities are separated into 5 primary programs:  the Field Evaluation and Economic Assessment Program (FEEAP); the Health Technology Assessment Program (HTAP); the Trial and Economic Modelling Methodology Program (TEMMP); the St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) Health Technology Assessment Appraisal & Review Program (SHARP); and the Health Technology Assessment Educational Learning Program (HELP). The PATH Research Institute is affiliated with the Centre for Evaluation of Medicines (CEM) at SJHH and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University.

 For more information:

PATH Annual Report 2008 | PATH Annual Report 2009 | PATH Annual Report 2010 

PATH Annual Report 2011 | PATH Annual Report 2012

Recent News

  • Congratulations to Shoghag Khoudigian, winner of the David L Sackett Prize for Best Presentation by a CE&B Graduate Student/Resident at the CE&B 12th Annual Research Day.  Shoghag is supervised by PATH faculty member Daria O'Reilly.  See details of her presentation along with other PATH contributors to Research Day in the Presentations section below. 
  • Congratulations! PATH faculty member, Daria O'Reilly has been awarded an Early Researcher Award by the Ontario government.  The award will support Daria's work around the cost-effectiveness of diabetes treatments. See the full story in the Daily News.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Morgan Lim for successfully defending her PhD thesis on July 9, 2013.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Daria O'Reilly on her promotion to Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University, effective July 1, 2013.

Recent Reports

Downloadable PDF available for reports - link provided following each citation.

  • Assasi N, Blackhouse G, Campbell K, Hopkins R. Comparative value of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) testing in combination versus individually for the diagnosis of undifferentiated patients with suspected inflammatory disease or serious infection: a systematic review and economic analysis. Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2015. pdf
  • Blackhouse G, Assasi N, Campbell K, Goeree R. Human fibrinogen concentrate (RiaSTAP):  Comparative cost-effectiveness evaluation. [CADTH Technology Report Issue 138, July 2014] Ottawa: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2014. pdf
  • Masucci L, Blackhouse G, Goeree R. Cost-effectiveness of the carbon-13 urea breath test for the detection of helicobacter pylori: an economic analysis. Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series 2013;13(20):1-28. pdf

Recent Presentations

  • Tarride J-E. The Effect of Bariatric Surgery on Employment Status and Mobility. Presentation at the Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT) 2015 Annual Conference, November 1-3, 2015.
  • Ball G, Campbell K, Burke N, Pericleous L, Tarride J-E.  A Literature Review of the Indirect Costs Associated with Cardiovascular Disease in Canada. Poster presentation at the CAPT 2015 Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, November 2, 2015.
  • Foroutan N, Muratov S, Levine M. Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Metformin-Based Combination Therapy with Dipeptidyl Peptidase - 4 Inhibitors versus Sulfonylurea in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Poster presentation at the CAPT 2015 Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, November 2, 2015.

Recent Publications

  • Tarride JE, Burke N, Leslie WD, Morin SN, Adachi JD, Papaioannou A, Bessette L, Brown JP, Pericleous L, Muratov S, Hopkins RB. Loss of health related quality of life following low-trauma fractures in the elderly. BMC Geriatrics 2016;16(1): 84.
  • O'Reilly DJ, Bowen JM, Sebaldt RJ, Petrie A, Hopkins RB, AssasiN, MacDougald C, Nunes E, Goeree R. Evaluation of a chronic disease management system for the treatment and management of diabetes in primary health care practices in Ontario: an observational study. Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics 2016;18:S61-62.
  • Rosella LC, Lebenbaum M, Fitzpatrick T, O’Reilly D, Wang J, Booth GL, Stukel TA, Wodchis WP. Impact of diabetes on healthcare costs in a population-based cohort: a cost analysis. Diabetic Medicine 2016;33(3): 395-403.
  • Li G, Thabane L, Cook DJ, Lopes RD, Marshall JC, Guyatt G, Holbrook A, Akhtar-Danesh N, Fowler RA, Adhikari NK, Taylor R, Arabi YM, Chittock D, Dodek P, Freitag AP, Walter SD, Heel-Ansdell D, Levine MA. Risk factors for and prediction of mortality in critically ill medical-surgical patients receiving heparin thromboprophylaxis. Annals of Intensive Care 2016;6(1):18.