ASERNIP-S reviews and horizon scanning


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Systematic reviews
Department of Health
Rapid reviews
Department of Health, Victoria
Evidence essentials
Horizon scanning

Other reports

Systematic reviews

Report number 81 - Systematic review on needs for medical devices for older people, February 2013.

Report number 80 - Surgical simulation for training: skills transfer to the operating room (update), November 2012.

Report number 78 - Credentialing in surgery: A systematic review, October 2011.

Report number 70 - Autologous fat transfer for breast augmentation: A systematic review, September 2010.

Original report: Report number 21  - Autologous fat transfer for breast augmentation: A systematic review, February 2002.  

Report number 69  - Treatments for varicose veins: A systematic review, October 2008.

Report number 68  - The effect of fatigue on surgeon performance and surgical outcomes: A systematic review, August 2009. 

Report number 62  - Natural orifice translumenal surgery (NOTES) for intra-abdominal surgery: A systematic review, July 2007.

Report no 80 - Surgical Simulation for training: skills transfer to the operating room: A systematic review, November 2012.

Original report: Report number 61  - Surgical simulation: skills transfer to the operating room. A systematic review, July 2007.

Report number 59  - Scalpel safety in the operative setting: A systematic review, July 2007.

Report number 57  - Centralisation of selected surgical procedures: implications for Australia: A systematic review, July 2007. Appendices

Report number 55  - Permanent and semi-permanent dermal fillers: A systematic review, February 2009.

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Department of Health

Application 1150 - Insertion of Colonic Stents

Application 1054.1 - Review of Interim Funded Service: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment (HBOT)

Other Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) assessment reports and publications

Protocol 1358 - Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy

Protocol 1354 - Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided coronary stent insertion

Protocol 1344 - Assessment of foot and ankle services by podiatric surgeons

Protocol 1308 - Local anaesthetic (LA) nerve blockade for post-surgical analgesia

Current proposals at Protocol Advisory Subcommittee (PASC)

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Rapid reviews

Report number 82 - Breast prosthesis implantation for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, December 2013.

Report number 75  - Robotic-assisted surgery for urological, cardiac and gynaecological procedures, May 2009.

Report number 74  - Fast-track surgery and enhance recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs, March 2009.

Report number 67 - Upper airway surgery for the treatment of adult obstuctive sleep apnoea, October 2008.

Report number 66  - Treatments for varicose veins, October 2008.

Report number 65  - Male non-therapeutic circumcision, October 2008.

Report number 64  - Diagnostic arthroplasty for conditions of the knee; October 2008.

Report number 63  - Clinical treatment for wrist ganglia; October 2008.

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Department of Health Victoria

Victorian Department of Health: Evaluation of surgery evidence project

Rapid Reviews

Centralisation of Bariatric Surgery: Policy Implications March 2014
Spinal Surgery for Chronic Low Back Pain: Review of Clinical Evidence and Guidelines June 2014

Brief review

Fast-track surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs March 2009

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Evidence essentials

Report number 76: Veress needle laparoscopic entry technique, September 2010.

Report number 73: Radiofrequency ablation of renal tumours, March 2010.

Report number 72: Neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy for rectal cancer, August 2009.

Report number 71: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy, August 2009.

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Horizon scanning


Image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (PDF 684 KB)

Laser prostatectomy (PDF 505 KB)

Pumpless extracorporeal lung assist device (Novalung) - coming soon

Technology Briefs and Updates

July 2014

Miethke proSA adjustable gravitational shunt for hydrocephalus (PDF)

Drug eluting stents with CD34 antibodies for the treatment of coronary artery disease (PDF)

Remote presence robots in telemedicine (PDF)

Implantable carotid sinus baroreflex device for the treatment of drug-resistant hypertension *Update (PDF)

February 2014

Online programs for weight loss (PDF)

SentiMag® and Sienna+® for sentinel lymph node localisation in breast cancer (PDF)

HPV OncoTect™ E6, E7 mRNA assay to guide colposcopy referral in cervical cancer screening (PDF)

Balloon sinuplasty for Chronic Rhinosinusitis *Update (PDF)

Previous Horizon Scanning Reports are available from Health Policy Advisory Committee on Technology (HealthPACT)

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Other reports

Report number 83 - Survey of needs for assistive and medical devices for older people in six countries of the WHO Western Pacific Region, July 2015.

Report No. 58 - Review of policies and processes for the introduction of new interventional procedures, July 2007 (PDF 326 KB, 59 pages)

Report No. 60 - Rapid versus full systematic reviews: an inventory of current methods and practice in Health Technology Assessment, July 2007 (PDF 1397 KB, 119 pages)

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