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For the last two decades the Canadian province of Alberta has experienced rapid conversion of former farmland into residential and industrial uses. The resulting loss of prime agricultural land and the low density of housing and industry have prompted new interest in farmland conservation....
Cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomized trial comparing care models for chronic kidney disease.Download
Background and objectives Potential cost and effectiveness of a nephrologist/nurse–based multifaceted intervention for stage 3 to 4 chronic kidney disease are not known. This study examines the cost-effectiveness of a chronic disease management model for chronic kidney disease. Design, setting,...
Effect of Pairing Status on Use of Space by Territorial Willow Ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus): Bachelor Males Choose Life on the EdgeDownload
One function of territorial defense may be to facilitate mate guarding by resident males. To assess the importance of mate guarding in territoriality, we examined the spatial pattern of intrusions by male Willow Ptarmigan(Lagopusla gopus) on the territories of other males and we compared use of...
This report provides a number of cost estimating factors, common terminology and common practices derived from industrial decommissioning projects, international cost estimating practices and the outcome of a joint university, industry and regulator workshop. The cost estimation factors...
The purpose of this study was to compare the cost of a day spent in an intensive care unit and a day spent on a general nursing unit. A descriptive design was used, based on patient level data, to examine and compare unit costs per day for each of the ICU and non-ICU portions of a patient’s...
Background Preterm birth (PTB) places a considerable emotional, psychological, and financial burden on parents, families, health care resources, and society as a whole. Efforts to estimate these costs have typically considered the direct medical costs of the initial hospital and outpatient...