Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

James M. Bowen

BScPhm (Toronto), MSc (Toronto)

Assistant Professor (Part-time), Dept of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH)
The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

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Office location:
Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH)
43 Charlton Ave E, 3rd Floor
Hamilton ON L8N 1Y3

Academic Interests

Health technology assessment (HTA) of medical devices and other healthcare interventions through the use of various research methodologies including clinical trials, health system analyses and surveys, and administrative data evaluation. The early assessment of these interventions within the health system, from a clinical, economic, patient-related and organizational perspective, is of particular interest.


Selected Publications

1. Tu JV, Bowen J, Chiu M, Ko DT, Austin PC, He Y, Hopkins R, Tarride J-E, Blackhouse G, Lazzam C, Cohen EA, Goeree R. Effectiveness and safety of drug-eluting stents in Ontario. N Engl J Med 2007;357:1393-1402.
2. Tarride J-E, Blackhouse G, De Rose G, Novick T, Bowen JM, Hopkins R, O’Reilly D, Goeree R. Cost-effectiveness analysis of elective endovascular repair compared with open surgical repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms for patient at a high surgical risk: A 1-year patient-level analysis conducted in Ontario, Canada. J Vasc Surg 2008:48:779-87.
3. Bowen JM, Patterson LL, O’Reilly DJ, Hopkins RB, Blackhouse G, Burke N, Xie F, Tarride J-E, Goeree R. Conditionally funded field evaluations and practical trial design within a HTA framework. J Am Coll Radiol 2009;6:324-331.
4. Chow BJW, Freeman MR, Bowen JM, Levin L, Hopkins R, Provost Y, Tarride JE, Dennie C, Cohen E, Marcuzzi D, Iwanochko R, Moody A, Paul N, Parker J, O’Reilly D, Xie F, Goeree R. Ontario Multi-Detector Computed Tomographic Coronary Angiography Study: A field evaluation of diagnostic accuracy. Archives of Internal Medicine 2011;171(11):1021-1029.
5. Morrison LJ, Rac VE, Bowen JM, Schwartz B, Perreira T, Ryan W, Zahn C, Chadha R, Craig A, O’Reilly D, Goeree R. Prehospital Evaluation and Economic Analysis of Different Coronary Syndrome Treatment Strategies – PREDICT – rationale, development and implementation. BMC Emergency Medicine 2011;Mar 29;11(1):4.
6. Whelan JP, Bowen JM, Burke N, Woods EA, McIssac GP, Hopkins RB, O’Reilly DJ, Xie F, Sehatzadeh S, Levin L, Mathew SP, Patterson LL, Goeree R, Tarride J-E. A prospective trial of Greenlight PVP (HPS120) versus transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in Ontario, Canada. Can Urol Assoc J 2013;7(9-10):335-41.
7. Lim ME, Bowen JM, Snead OC, Elliott I, Donner E, Weiss SK, Otsubo H, Ayako Ochi A, Drake J, Rutka JT, Worster A, Hopkins RB, Goeree R, Tarride J-E. Access to surgery for paediatric patients with medically refractory epilepsy: a systems analysis. Epilepsy Res 2013;107(3):286-96.
8. Bowen JM, Campbell K, Sutherland S, Bartlett A, Brooks D, Qureshi R, Goldstein R, Gershon AS, Prevost S, Samis L, Kaplan AG, Hopkins RB, Macdougald C, Nunes E, O’Reilly DJ, Goeree R. Pulmonary rehabilitation in Ontario: a cross-sectional survey. Ont Health Technol Assess Ser [Internet] 2015 March;15(8):1–67.
9. Fedorko L, Bowen JM, Jones W, Oreopoulos G, Goeree R, Hopkins RB, O'Reilly DJ. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Does Not Reduce Indications for Amputation in Patients With Diabetes With Nonhealing Ulcers of the Lower Limb: A Prospective, Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Diabetes Care. 2016 Mar;39(3):392-9.
10. Burke N, Bowen JM, Troyan S, Jegathisawaran J, Gosse C, Tonkin M, Kogama S, Goeree R, Holbrook A. Management of hospital formularies in Ontario. Challenges within a Local Health Integration Network. Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 2016;69:187-93.

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