Jennifer E Tranmer

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OBJECTIVES Although measuring the utilization of ambulatory and home-based healthcare resources is an essential component of economic analyses, very little methodological attention has been devoted to the development and evaluation of resource costing tools. This study evaluated a newly developed tool, the Ambulatory and Home Care Record (AHCR), which(More)
INTRODUCTION Estimates of the prevalence of chronic pain worldwide and in Canada are inconsistent. Our primary objectives were to determine the prevalence of chronic pain by sex and age and to determine the prevalence of pain-related interference for Canadian men and women between 1994 and 2008. METHODS Using data from seven cross-sectional cycles in the(More)
As healthcare expenditures continue to rise, financial pressures have resulted in a desire for countries to shift resources away from traditional areas of spending. The consequent devolution and reform have resulted in increased care being provided and received within homes and communities, and in an increased reliance on unpaid caregivers. Recent empirical(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to compare the approaches used for valuing family caregiver and care recipient time devoted to providing and receiving care. METHODS Valuation approaches were operationalized within a cohort of cystic fibrosis care recipients (n = 110). Base-case analyses, grounded in human capital theory, applied earnings estimates(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to measure costs associated with care for adults with cystic fibrosis, from a societal perspective. METHODS Over a 4-week period, 110 participants completed the Ambulatory and Home Care Record, a self-administered data collection instrument that measures costs to the health system, costs to employers, care(More)
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