Antoni Parada

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The purpose of this paper is to summarize the best evidence regarding the impact of providing patient-reported outcomes (PRO) information to health care professionals in daily clinical practice. Systematic review of randomized clinical trials (Medline, Cochrane Library; reference lists of previous systematic reviews; and requests to authors and experts in(More)
Biomedical databases are an important source of information for health technology assessment. However, there is considerable variation in the costs of accessing commercial databases. We sought to measure the quality, amount of overlap, and costs of information retrieved from two of the main database sources--MEDLINE and EMBASE. Librarians at two health(More)
BACKGROUND The allocation of limited available healthcare resources demands an agreed rational allocation principle and the consequent priority setting. We assessed the association between economic evaluations of healthcare interventions published in Spain (1983-2008) and the disease burden in the population. METHODS Electronic databases (e.g.,(More)
BACKGROUND The risk of selection bias in registries and its consequences are relatively unexplored. We sought to assess selection bias in a recent registry about acute coronary syndrome and to explore the way of conducting and reporting patient registries of acute coronary syndrome. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed data from patients of a national acute(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The increasing size of the PubMed (Medline) database has made it necessary to develop specific tools for information retrieval (i.e., filters). The current configuration of the Limits option in PubMed does not enable searches to be limited according to geographic criteria. Our objectives, therefore, were a) to develop a(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to support health technology assessment (HTA) capacity building in Member States of the European Union with limited experience or without institutionalized HTA. The main output is a Handbook on HTA Capacity Building. METHODS The methods used were worldwide surveys of (i) HTA organizations, (ii) information management(More)
We thank Dr Pouwer for his interest in our review [1, 2]. Prompted by his claim that four potentially relevant studies might have been missed [3–7], three of the authors of the original paper (J.V., A.K., J.A.) undertook an independent review of the eligibility of the trials based on the standardized method described in the paper. The three independently(More)
  • Antoni Parada
  • International journal of technology assessment in…
  • 1999
Authors' conclusions Due to the world-wide extension of the problem of bacterial resistances Catalonia is one of the areas where vancomycin resistant enterococcus strains have been found and the potential of transmission to meticilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a multiresistant organism which poses a hard-to-solve therapeutical challenge (actually,(More)
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