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Table 2b References to the MSAC and Duration of Assessment

From: The Australian experiment: the use of evidence based medicine for the reimbursement of surgical and diagnostic procedures (1998–2004)

Ref No. Description First MSAC Meeting MSAC Meeting – Endorsed Minister Sign Off Duration in Months MSAC Outcome
1 Prostate cancer screening      Unknown
2 Positron emission tomography (PET) Aug'99     Interim
3 Assisted reproductive technology (ART)      Unknown
4 Nuchal translucency measurement in the first trimester of pregnancy for screening of trisomy 21 and other autosomal trisomies Aug'99   Oct'02 38 Negative
5 Provision of pulmonary thromboendarectomy (PTE) Aug'99 Feb'01 Mar'01 19 Positive
6a & 6b Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) using ejaculated sperm Nov'00 Mar'05   52+ Positive
7a Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography      Positive
7b Magnetic resonance imaging – (b) Staging of endometrial and cervical carcinoma Nov'00 Nov'01 Feb'02 15 Positive
8 Intra-operative transoesophageal echocardiography Nov'00   Jun'02 19 Interim
9a(i) Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the diagnosis and monitoring of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) Nov'00 Mar'03 Jun'04 43 Positive
9a (ii) Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the diagnosis and monitoring of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) Nov'00 Mar'03 Aug'03 33 Positive
9a (iii) Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing in the diagnosis and monitoring of acut myeloid leukaemia (AML) Nov'00 Aug'03 Sept'03 34 Positive
9a(iv) Polymerase chain reaction in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with BCR-ABL gene rearrangement in acute lymphoid leukaemia Nov'00 Mar'04 Jun'04 43 Positive
9b Antenatal Screening for Heritable Thrombophilia (Assessment Report – August 2002) Nov'00 Aug'02 Oct'02 23 Negative
10 part 2 (i) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) – additional indications Nov'00 May'01 Jun'01 7 Positive
10 part 2 (ii) Positron Emission Tomography (PET) – additional indications Nov'00 May'01   6+ Interim
11a Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) with the aid of Tissue Stabiliser Nov'00 Mar'02 May'02 18 Positive
11b Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass (MIDCAB) with the aid of Tissue Stabiliser Nov'00 Mar'02 May'02 18 Positive
12a Liquid based cytology for cervical screening Aug'01 Aug'02 Oct'02 14 Negative
12b Human papillomavirus testing in women with cytological prediction of low-grade abnormality Aug'01 Aug'02 Oct'02 14 Negative
12c Computer-assisted image analysis for cervical screening Aug'01 May'03 Aug'03 24 Negative
12d Human papillomavirus testing for cervical screening Aug'01 May'03 Aug'03 24 Negative
12e The use of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing to monitor effectiveness of treatment of high-grade intraepithelial abnormalities of the cervix Aug'01 Mar'04   31+ Positive
13 Multifocal Multichannel Objective Perimetry Nov'01 Nov'02 Dec'02 13 Negative
14 Laparascopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity Mar'02 Aug'03 Sept'03 18 Positive
15 Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery May'02 Mar'03   10 Positive
16 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Aug'02 Nov'03 Mar'05 31 Positive
17 Neonatal Hearing Screening Aug'02 Mar'04 Mar'05 31 Unknown
18 Faecal Occult Blood Test Aug'02 May'03    Partial
19 Bone Densitometry Aug'02 Nov'04   27+ Withdrawn
20 Carotid Stenting Mar'03 Mar'05 Jul'05 28 Partial
21 Drug (Sirolimus) eluting Stents – Report not published – Subsumed by Ref. 30 Mar'03 Aug'03    Ref 30
22 Treatment of hyperhidrosis of the axillae Nov'03     Withdrawn
23 Injection of Botulinum Toxin for the treatment of spasticity following stroke      Withdrawn
24 Injection of Botulinum Toxin for the treatment of focal spasticity in adults      Withdrawn
25 Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatograpy (MRCP) Nov'03 Mar'05 Jul'05 20 Positive
26 Positron emission tomography (PET) for epilepsy Nov'03 Nov'04 Mar'05 18 Positive
27 Vertebroplasty Mar'04    12 Interim
28 Laparoscopic removal of malignancies Mar'04     Withdrawn
29 Artificial intervertebral disc replacement – Application 1090 Mar'04 Nov'05   21+ App 1090
30 Drug eluting stents Mar'04 Nov'04 Mar'05 12 Noted
31 Endometrial ablation for chronic ractory menorrhagia Mar'04 Mar'05 Jul'05 16 Unchanged
32 Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators for Chronic Heart Failure Nov'04    13+ Incomplete
33 Treatment of cerebral aneurysms Nov'04    13+ Incomplete
  1. Source: MSAC Web Site: http://www7.health.gov.au/msac/ – Accessed 6thJan'06