EN-USObservatoire international en santé et services sociauxNouvelles de l'observatoire international en santé et services sociauxhttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoire-sss/International - Navigating the sustainability landscape: a systematic review of sustainability approaches in healthcarehttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?International-Navigating-the-sustainability-landscape-a-systematic-review-of-sustainability-approaches-in-healthcare-1Conducted by researchers from the UK and New Zealand, this systematic review of 62 articles analyzes the literature on sustainability in health care. It looks at the theoretical approaches used, how sustainability is defined, what methods are used to assess sustainability, and who is meant to act to improve sustainability. The authors consolidate these variables into constructs, finding significant variation in the combination of constructs used in different approaches to sustainability.

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International - Navigating the sustainability landscape: a systematic review of sustainability approaches in healthcarehttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?International-Navigating-the-sustainability-landscape-a-systematic-review-of-sustainability-approaches-in-healthcareConducted by researchers from the UK and New Zealand, this systematic review of 62 articles analyzes the literature on sustainability in health care. It looks at the theoretical approaches used, how sustainability is defined, what methods are used to assess sustainability, and who is meant to act to improve sustainability. The authors consolidate these variables into constructs, finding significant variation in the combination of constructs used in different approaches to sustainability.

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Europe - Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europehttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?Europe-Boosting-Investment-in-Social-Infrastructure-in-EuropePublished by the European Union (EU), this report by the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe looks at investments in social infrastructure such as health care, education, and affordable housing, and discusses the financing tools these require. The report formulates concrete recommendations aimed at enhancing current financing methods as well as future schemes and initiatives.

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 9:13:54 -0500
UK - Learning from the Vanguardshttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?uk-learning-from-the-vanguardsAs part of the UK’s recently concluded national new healthcare models program, 50 vanguard sites were set up around the country by the National Health Service (NHS) to develop and enact innovative health and care services. This series of three NHS briefings looks at these new strategies and models for community outreach, staff and service organization, and institutional change.

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Fri, 23 Feb 2018 9:13:12 -0500
Europe - Crises and reforms from a health perspectivehttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?Europe-Crises-and-reforms-from-a-health-perspectiveThis special issue of the IRES journal illustrates the importance of taking health seriously as a criterion for evaluating societies. The articles explore the effects of austerity policies on health services in Europe, the methodical dismantling of Greek healthcare institutions, the effects of unemployment, managerial reforms in healthcare institutions, and much more.

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International - Navigation delivery models and roles of navigators in primary care: a scoping literature reviewhttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?International-Navigation-delivery-models-and-roles-of-navigators-in-primary-care-a-scoping-literature-reviewSystems navigation provided by individuals or teams is a way to reduce barriers to primary care. This literature review of 34 studies explores international evidence on system navigation in primary care dating back to 1990. Most of the original studies focused on individual nurse navigators and concerned specific patient populations. As a result, the review finds a high degree of variance in the literature. 

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Sweden - Active listing and more consultations in primary care are associated with reduced hospitalisation in a Swedish populationhttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?Sweden-Active-listing-and-more-consultations-in-primary-care-are-associated-with-reduced-hospitalisation-in-a-Swedish-populationPatients in some parts of Sweden have the option of being officially "listed" with a primary care provider. This is taken to signal on ongoing relationship, though unlisted patients have equal access to services. In this paper, authors studied the impact of listing and frequency of primary care consultations on hospitalizations by estimating the odds of hospital admission for a population over a 15-year period in one Swedish county. They found that active listing and more consultations were both associated with reductions in mean days hospitalized.

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Europe - Benchmarking Access to Healthcare in the EUhttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?Europe-Benchmarking-Access-to-Healthcare-in-the-EUThis report from an expert panel in the European Union (EU) proposes a series of quantitative and qualitative benchmarks for assessing progress in reducing unmet need for health care. It also explores use of EU funds to improve access. Relying on the Survey of Income and Living Conditions (SILC), the report draws attention to the relatively high rates of unmet need in some EU countries.  

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Europe - Tools and Methodologies for Assessing the Performance of Primary Carehttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?Europe-Tools-and-Methodologies-for-Assessing-the-Performance-of-Primary-CareAssembled by an expert panel convened by the European Union, this report on tools and methodologies for assessing primary care performance identifies 10 main organizational domains in primary care, including care coordination and integration, and proposes indicators that could be used for comparative assessment. Procedural steps required for establishment of a performance assessment system are explored, and recent experiences from European countries are considered.

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Australia - Translating the Elements of Health Governance for Integrated Care from Theory to Practice: A Case Study Approachhttp://www.msss.gouv.qc.ca/ministere/observatoiresss/index.php?Australia-Translating-the-Elements-of-Health-Governance-for-Integrated-Care-from-Theory-to-Practice-A-Case-Study-ApproachThis Australian case study developed a health governance model for integrated care based on 10 elements linked to healthcare integration. Authors then interviewed participants who held senior governance roles to see if the model’s principles were applicable or already being applied. While all participants agreed the 10 elements were essential to integrated care, most elements were not currently in use.  

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