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Canada - Measuring Up 2017. A yearly report on how Ontario’s health system is performing

Using 50 indicators to assess the annual performance of Ontario’s health system, this year’s report by Health Quality Ontario (HQO) finds improvements in premature mortality, care continuity, screening, surgical wait times and long-term care. It gives black marks to access, equity, caregiver support and transitional and palliative care.

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UK - Person-centred care in 2017: evidence from service users

Published by National Voices, a coalition of health charities, this report creates a snapshot of the extent of person-centred care in England's healthcare system based on how patients report experiences of treatment, care and support. The report concludes that patient-centred care is inadequately measured, with little data available, and is often implemented in piecemeal fashion. Personalized care planning is largely absent from most settings.

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UK - Towards an effective NHS payment system: eight principles

Following consultation with National Health Service (NHS) providers, this report identifies eight guiding principles that a payment system should meet to support high quality care. The eight principles are: clear purpose; realistic expectations; national consistency with local flexibility; appropriate aligned incentives; high quality data; balance of design complexity and ease of use; independent oversight; and time to embed and evaluate systems.

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International - Health at a Glance 2017. OECD Indicators

This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). This edition contains a range of new indicators, particularly on risk factors for health. It also places greater emphasis on time trend analysis.  

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Canada - Canadian healthcare system must brace for a technological revolution

This report on integrating robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing technologies into health care expects these technologies to bring great benefits to patients, physicians, and the healthcare workforce. Prepared by the Senate committee on social affairs, science and technology, it cautions that everyone working in the healthcare sector must prepare for inevitable and radical change.

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Canada - Value of Physician Assistants: Recommandations for Action

Published by the Conference Board of Canada, this briefing is the last in a series of four reports on physician assistants (PAs) in Canadian healthcare settings. It provides five policy recommendations for optimizing PA roles, including developing appropriate funding models; addressing regulation and data tracking challenges; expanding supply and training; and enhancing evidence and understanding of the importance of PAs.

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