The Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health (PATH) Research Institute was established in 2003, led by the world renowned Bernie O’Brien, and a group of researchers, including Ron Goeree, the current Director of PATH. PATH is based at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, but has strong affiliations with McMaster University as well. The PATH Research Institute conducts and promotes evidence-based evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of new and existing health care technologies.
Over the years, both groups had contributed heavily in guiding the healthcare expenditures of our federal and provincial governments.
PATH has extensive expertise in conducting literature reviews, evidence synthesis, biostatistics, economic evaluation, costing, budget impact analysis, decision analytic modelling, policy analysis, health systems impact analysis, and techniques of research translation and knowledge uptake for new policy formation. PATH is particularly well suited to assist program, service and policy makers, at all levels of decision making, in making difficult decisions about efficient and equitable health care resource utilization.