Re-orientation of the Austrian parent-child preventive care programme. Part IX: Recommendations from evidence-based guidelines for screening measures during pregnancy and early childhood (0-6 yrs.)
Part IX of the project “Re-orientiation of the Austrian parent-child preventive care programme“ provides a comprehensive, systematic review of screening recommendations from evidence-based guidelines during pregnancy, puerperium and early childhood.
A systematic search in 2 guideline databases was supplemented by a comprehensive hand search on the web pages of international institutions that develop evidence-based guidelines. The inclusion criteria particularly focused on the methodological quality of the guidelines.
We included a total of 138 guidelines and extracted recommendations concerning 92 health threats.
The screening recommendations of the institutions (in their original wording) were complemented by additional information from the guidelines (concerning screening methods, treatment options and potential harm). All included guideline recommendations were consequently assigned to 5 categories.
The guideline synopsis (“assessment“) can be used as decision support for the re-orientiation of the parent-child preventive care programme in Austria. The policy decision on the implementation of new measures, respectively, the adaptation of existing approaches, requires the “appraisal“ of the provided evidence-base that has to take account of the limitations outlined in the report.
LBI-HTA Projectreport No. 62: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/996/
Contact: Brigitte Piso
Hybrid operating room
A hybrid operating room is a surgical theatre that is equipped with advanced medical imaging devices such as fixed computertomography/CT, Magnetresonancetomography/MRT and angiography. Hybrid operating rooms are currently used mainly in cardiac, vascular and neuro-surgery, but could be suitable for a number of other surgical disciplines. The actual use of (highly expensive) hybrid operating room is very much defined by the mandate of its use and is characterized by the interdisciplinary culture and work-organisation of a clinic.
Rapid Assessment No. 06: http://eprints.hta.lbg.ac.at/995
Contact: Claudia Wild