Thomas G Poder

Thomas G Poder
École de santé publique de l'Université de Montréal · Gestion, évaluation et politiques de santé

PhD in Health Economics.

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Introduction
Professor at the School of public health at University of Montreal since 2019, Thomas Poder is a health economist specialized in Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and cost-benefit analysis (CBA). He actually works on quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) and stated preference methods.
Additional affiliations
June 2019 - present
CR-IUSMM
Position
  • Chercheur régulier
January 2016 - June 2019
CR-CHUS
Position
  • Chercheur régulier
March 2013 - December 2015
CR-CHUS
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  • Chercheur associé
Education
September 2003 - February 2008
September 2002 - August 2003
September 2002 - August 2003

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Publications (160)
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to present the experience of a Canadian hospital-based health technology assessment (HTA) unit that performed the traditional functions of the HTA process along with many other activities to facilitate the choice of smart pumps. Methods : A rapid literature review was initiated, but little evidence was found. M...
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Orthopedics is a discipline that requires a continuum of care in close collaboration with physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals to ensure effective rehabilitation. In some cases, the wait time for a consultation may be very long, which can jeopardize the patient’s rehabilitation and sometimes even cause complications that lead to a loss...
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Rationale, aims and objectives: Water immersion during labor and birth is growing in popularity, and many hospitals are now considering offering this service to laboring women. Some advantages of water immersion are demonstrated, but others remain uncertain, and particularly, few studies have examined the financial impact of such a device on hospi...
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This study used a contingent choice method to determine the economic value of improving various ecosystem services (ESs) of the Blue Network of Greater Montreal (Quebec, Canada). Three real projects were used and the evaluation focused on six ESs that are related to freshwater aquatic ecosystems: biodiversity, water quality, carbon sequestration, r...
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Background: Preterm birth (PTB) is a global issue although its burden is higher in low- and middle-income countries. This study examined the risk factors of PTB in Southeastern Terai, Nepal. Methods: In this community-based cross-sectional study, a total of 305 mothers having children under the age of 6 months were selected using systematic random...
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Generic instruments are of interest in measuring global health-related quality of life (GHRQoL). Their applicability to all patients, regardless of their health profile, allows program comparisons of whether the patients share the same disease or not. In this setting, quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) instruments must consider GHRQoL to allow the b...
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Background and aim No discrete choice experiment study has been conducted to elicit women's preferences for water immersion during labor and birth. Methods An online survey including sociodemographic questions and choice cards was conducted in 2019 to explore women's preferences (i.e., factors that may influence their decision). Each participant r...
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Introduction: A surge of COVID-19 variants is a major concern, and literatures that support developing an optimum level of herd immunity are meaningful. This study aimed to examine the factors associated with vaccine acceptance, confidence, and hesitancy in general, and COVID-19 vaccination refusal in the general population of Quebec, Canada. Met...
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Objectives: To investigate the test-retest reliability of the Costs for Patients Questionnaire (CoPaQ). Methods: Through an online survey, individuals were invited to participate in a two-step study to assess the test-retest reliability of the CoPaQ. Participants to the first step were invited to complete the questionnaire a second time 2 weeks...
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BACKGROUND Children with disability face long wait times for rehabilitation services. Prior to the pandemic, telehealth adoption was low across most rehabilitation settings, including pediatrics. As a result of the pandemic restrictions, pediatric therapists were asked to rapidly shift to using telehealth without previous experience and often minim...
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Background: Children with disability face long wait times for rehabilitation services. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth adoption was low across pediatric rehabilitation. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, pediatric therapists were asked to rapidly shift to telehealth, often with minimal training. To facilitate the behavior change...
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Question(s) How cost-effective is group-based pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) for treating urinary incontinence in older women? Design Economic evaluation conducted alongside an assessor-blinded, multicentre randomised non-inferiority trial with 1-year follow-up. Participants: A total of 362 women aged ≥ 60 years with stress or mixed urinary i...
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Background Teams caring for people living with cancer face many difficult clinical situations that are compounded by the pandemic and can have serious consequences on professional and personal life. This study aims to better understand how a multi-component intervention builds resilience in oncology teams. The intervention is based on a salutogenic...
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Background The purpose of this study was to develop a Canadian French translation of the fear of COVID‐19 scale (FCV‐19S) and assess its psychometric characteristics. Methods A forward and backtranslation process was conducted for the Canadian French version of the FCV‐19S. The guidance of the ISPOR task force for translation and cultural adaptati...
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Objective: The Short-Form 6-Dimension version 2 (SF-6Dv2) is the newest version of the Short-Form 6-Dimension (SF-6D) that is widely used to calculate quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs). The aim of this study was to produce Quebec population norms from the SF-6Dv2. Methods: An online survey was conducted in the adult general population. Data was s...
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Introduction Women with obesity are at a higher risk of infertility as well as gestational and neonatal complications. Lifestyle changes are universally recommended for women with obesity seeking fertility treatments, but such intervention has only been assessed in very few robust studies. This study’s objectives are therefore to assess the clinica...
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The use of a threshold for cost-utility studies is of major importance to health authorities for making the best allocation decisions for limited resources. Regarding the increasing number of studies worldwide that seek to establish a value for a quality-adjusted life year (QALY), it is necessary to review these studies to provide a global insight...
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Objectives: To clarify the definition of vignette-based methodology in qualitative research and to identify key elements underpinning its development and utilisation in qualitative empirical studies involving healthcare professionals. Design: Scoping review according to the Joanna Briggs Institute framework and Preferred Reporting Items for System...
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Objectives: We aimed to elicit preferences of the French-speaking Quebec population regarding a COVID-19 vaccination program and to characterize individuals with respect to their vaccination behaviors. Methods: A discrete choice experiment was conducted in Autumn 2020 via a web-based survey. Its design included seven attributes: vaccine origin,...
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Background and objective: Assessment criteria for septic transfusion reactions (STRs) are variable around the world. A scoping review will be carried out to find out, explore and map existing literature on STRs associated criteria. Methods: This scoping review will include indexed and grey literatures available in English or French language from J...
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Background The Food Allergy Quality of Life Questionnaire Parent Form (FAQLQ-PF) is the most widely used quality of life questionnaire in food allergy. The objective of this study was to develop a mapping algorithm to convert FAQLQ-PF scores into health state utilities. Methods The Short-Form Six-Dimensions version 2 (SF-6Dv2) and FAQLQ-PF questio...
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Background: Across most healthcare systems, patients are the primary focus. Patient involvements enhance their adherence to treatment, which in return, influences their health. The objective of this study was to determine the characteristics (ie, attributes) and associated levels (ie, values of the characteristics) that are the most important for...
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Background: Short-Form Six-Dimension version 2 (SF-6Dv2) is a multi-attribute utility instrument that can be used in combination with the SF-36v2 (SF-6Dv2SF-36) or as an independent instrument in two forms: 6 questions (SF-6Dv2ind-6) and 10 questions (SF-6Dv2ind-10). The purpose of this research was to assess the consistency between the results of...
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Objective The growth of healthcare spending is a major concern for insurers and governments but also for patients whose health problems may result in costs going beyond direct medical costs. To develop a comprehensive tool to measure direct and indirect costs of a health condition for patients and their families to various outpatient contexts. Met...
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Les mesures de quarantaine et de confinement misent en oeuvre pour lutter contre la propagation de la COVID-19 ont potentiellement des effets négatifs sur la qualité de vie reliée à la santé (QVRS). Certains groupes de population sont cependant plus à risque que d'autres de connaître une dégradation de leur QVRS. L'objet de cette étude est de mesur...
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Background Increasing healthcare expenditures is a major concern to insurers and governments, but also to patients who must pay a greater proportion of their healthcare costs. The objective of this study was to identify validated tools for measuring the costs of a health condition for patients as well as the different elements to be considered when...
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Payments for ecosystem services (PES) programs in agriculture are designed to encourage farmers to adopt agro-environmental practices through financial or non-financial incentives. Using a choice-based conjoint (CBC) analysis, we measured public preferences regarding different constitutive attributes of PES (e.g., types of agro-environmental measur...
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Although lifestyle modification is considered as the first-line treatment for women with obesity and infertility, these women generally do not have access to a program supporting them in adopting healthy habits that is integrated to fertility care. Implementing such a program requires to demonstrate its efficiency. The purpose of this study was to...
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Economic assessment is of utmost importance in the healthcare decision-making process. The quality-adjusted life-year (QALY) concept provides a rare opportunity to combine two crucial aspects of health, i.e., mortality and morbidity, into a single index to perform cost-utility comparison. Today, many tools are available to measure morbidity in term...
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Problématique: Les mesures de quarantaine et de confinement misent en œuvre pour lutter contre la propagation de la COVID-19 ont potentiellement des effets négatifs sur la qualité de vie reliée à la santé (QVRS). Certains groupes de population sont cependant plus à risque que d’autres de connaître une dégradation de leur QVRS. L’objet de cette étud...
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Introduction Mild motor difficulties in children are underdiagnosed despite being highly prevalent, leaving such children often underserved and at higher risk for secondary consequences such as cardiovascular disease and anxiety. Evidence suggests that early patient-oriented interventions, coaching parents and providing children with early stimulat...
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Background: The knowledge of patients' preferences in the medical decision-making process is gaining in importance. In this article we aimed to provide an overview on the importance of attributes underlying the choice of non-surgical treatments in people with low back pain (LBP). Methods: A systematic mixed studies review was conducted. Articles...
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Background There is a need to perform a Canadian French translation and linguistic validation of the health-related quality of life utility measure for pre-school children (HuPS) conceptually equivalent to the original Canadian English version. Research design and methods The translation process consisted of forward and back translations. The ling...
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Aim: To assess the impact of sociodemographic factors and beliefs about medicines on the uptake of pharmacogenomic testing in older adults in a public healthcare system. Materials & methods: Data are based on a sample of 347 primary care older adults. Results: Most respondents (90%) were willing to provide a saliva sample and 47% were willing to pa...
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its first issue 5 years ago. It was with great enthusiasm that a team was set up in 2016 to launch this academic journal. Since then, new associate editors have joined, thus enriching the variety of subjects covered and strengthening the credibility and influence of the journal. The originality of the editorials written by our valued associates bea...
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Background: Cost utility analysis is increasingly used by decision makers in patient management with chronic disease. Generic preference-based measures are used to evaluate disability and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Objective: To evaluate if Short Form Six Dimensions (SF-6Dv2) is correlated with specific current questionnaires used in c...
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Objective To summarize current evidence on patient and public involvement (PPI) in health technology assessment (HTA) in order to synthesize the barriers and facilitators, and to propose a framework to assess its impact. Methods We conducted an update of a systematic review published in 2011 considering the recent scientific literature (qualitativ...
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Editorial: It has now been 5 years since the International Journal of Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment published its first issue. In 2016, it was with a small and motivated team that we launched this academic journal. Since then, new associate editors have joined, which has enriched the variety of subjects covered and strengthened the cr...
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The lack of information on the value of ecosystems contributing to human well-being in urban and peri-urban setting is known to contribute to the degradation of natural capital and ecosystem services (ES). The purpose of this study was to determine the economic value of ES in Canada’s Capital Region (Ottawa-Gatineau region), so that these values ca...
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The advent of biologic therapies has transformed care for severe atopic disorders but their high cost poses new challenges with regards to long‐term sustainability and fair allocation of resources. This article covers the basic concepts of cost‐utility analyses and reviews the available literature on cost‐utility of biologic drugs in atopic disorde...
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Cette étude s'est intéressée aux préférences de la population du Québec sur leur choix de se faire vacciner ou non contre la COVID-19 lorsqu'un vaccin sera disponible. Pour ce faire, une enquête en ligne auprès d'un échantillon représentatif de 1980 personnes a été effectuée à l'automne 2020. La méthode utilisée pour étudier les préférences est cel...
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Background and purpose: Understanding the undernutrition status of teenage adolescent girls living in urban slums and its associated factors is meaningful to formulate customized health strategies. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of being underweight and associated factors among teenage adolescent girls in urban slums. Materials and...
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Background The lack of a value set allowing the calculation of QALY is an important limitation when establishing the value of emerging therapies to treat food allergy. The aim of this study was to develop a Short‐Form Six‐Dimension version 2 (SF‐6Dv2) preference value set for the calculation of health utility from the Canadian food allergic populat...
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La période « chaude » de la pandémie à la COVID-19 (mars-mai 2020) et toutes les mesures prises par la santé publique en vue de prévenir la propagation de la maladie sont des facteurs d'augmentation du stress dans la population. Le risque de résurgence des maladies mentales est ainsi prévisible tant dans la population en général que chez les patien...
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L'évaluation économique des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé est devenue au cours des dernières décennies un élément central de l'aide à la prise de décision. La santé mentale n'échappe pas à cette évolution. Cet article expose les principaux concepts et enjeux de l'évaluation économique en santé adaptée aux besoins de la santé men...
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The asbestos mining industry in Canada shut down in 2012, leading to several decommissioned and some abandoned sites. In southeastern Quebec, asbestos mining residues cover an area of 2308 hectares. About 800 million tonnes of tailings are vestiges of this mining industry, along with socio-economic and environmental impacts resulting from mine clos...
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Objectives: Increasing emphasis is given on involving patients in health technology assessment (HTA). While this is mainly done at the level of regional and national HTA agencies, this tendency is also emerging in local HTA units. In this study, we provide the results of a survey conducted in local HTA units in the province of Quebec, Canada. The...
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People living with and beyond cancer (PLC) experience financial hardship associated with the disease and its treatment. Research demonstrates that the "economic toxicity" of cancer can cause distress and impair well-being, health-related quality of life and, ultimately, survival. The Patient Self-Administered Financial Effects (P-SAFE) questionnair...
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Objective: To describe how chronic low back pain (CLBP) impacts on utility scores and which patients' characteristics most affect these scores in the province of Quebec. Settings: Province of Quebec, Canada. Participants: 569 adult patients with CLBP. Methods and outcomes: An online survey on low back pain was conducted between October 2018...
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The aim of this study is to evaluate the utilisation of CSRs by Quebec's local health technology assessment (HTA) units to promote efficiency in hospital decision-making. A survey was conducted using a structured online questionnaire to examine: Characteristics of the HTA units; Knowledge about works and services from the Cochrane Collaboration; Le...
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Increasing emphasis is given on involving patients in health technology assessment (HTA). While this is mainly done at the level of regional and national HTA agencies, this tendency is also emerging in local HTA units. In this study we provide the results of a survey conducted in local HTA units in the province of Quebec, Canada. The aim of the sur...
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This study evaluated the use of Cochrane systematic reviews (CSRs) by Quebec's local health technology assessment (HTA) units to promote efficiency in hospital decision-making. An online survey was conducted to examine: Characteristics of the HTA units; Knowledge about works and services from the Cochrane Collaboration; Level of satisfaction about...
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Objective This study examines European decision makers' consideration and use of quantitative preference data. Methods The study reviewed quantitative preference data usage in 31 European countries to support marketing authorization, reimbursement, or pricing decisions. Use was defined as: agency guidance on preference data use, sponsor submission...
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Objective: Medication administration omission errors (MAOEs) occur frequently in hospitals and can significantly affect patient health. An interdisciplinary committee was formed in summer 2012 to analyse incident/accident reports (AH-223-1 forms) of MAOEs for the 2011-2012 fiscal year in order to identify contributing factors and to propose prevent...
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Background: Previous proof-of-concept studies have shown that a short course of omalizumab can safely accelerate the oral immunotherapy schedule for multiple allergens simultaneously. Considering the high cost of medication, the dose-related efficacy of omalizumab at decreasing the duration of oral immunotherapy up-dosing phase must be objectively...
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We conducted a field stated preferences survey to understand the influence of payment and provision consequentiality script on valuation associated with voluntary contribution. Based on four treatment groups with single or combined consequentiality scripts and a contingent-ranking willingness to pay question, this paper provided some evidence that...
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Background: Cost utility analysis is important for measuring the impact of chronic disease and helps clinicians and policymakers in patient management and policy decisions, but generic preference-based measures are not always considered in clinical studies. Objective: To evaluate if health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL)-specific questionnaires...
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Objectives: To identify attributes (i.e., characteristics describing a scenario) and levels (i.e., each characteristic may be def