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This section features items which have recently appeared in the Observatoire international de la santé et des services sociaux (OISSS) monitoring bulletin.

International - Interventions to develop collectivistic leadership in healthcare settings: a systematic review 

02/07/2019

Shared leadership has been associated with team performance outcomes in several sectors. This systematic review synthesizes findings from 21 interventions to introduce collective leadership in healthcare settings. The interventions used a variety of approaches, ranging from team training to co-leadership and service improvement. Most demonstrated moderate to good success in enabling collective leadership, with benefits reported in staff engagement, satisfaction, and team performance....
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UK - Universal personalised care: implementing the comprehensive model 

02/07/2019

This National Health Service (NHS) document sets out a long-term plan for implementing comprehensive personalized care in the NHS. The plan contains 21 actions and six evidence-based and cost-effective components intended to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and quality of care. Implementation will be guided by delivery partnerships between the NHS and local governments with the participation of the voluntary and community sectors....
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UK - Incorporating Concerns for Equity into Health Resource Allocation. A Guide for Practitioners 

02/07/2019

This paper provides an overview of analytic tools used to evaluate and promote health equity, summarizing methods to incorporate equity concerns into health resource allocation. Benefit incidence analysis is used to estimate the distribution of health sector expenditures, with geographical resource allocation providing a main policy lever for improving equity. Inequality metrics such as gap measures and concentration indices are useful in evaluating equity changes....
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UK - Rural health care. A rapid review of the impact of rurality on the costs of delivering health care 

02/07/2019

This report examines policy considerations surrounding the extra cost of providing health care in Britain's rural areas. It reviews evidence on the expense of delivering rural health care and quantifies current National Health Service (NHS) rural allocation formulae in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The report finds that England spends less than the rest of the UK on adjustments for rural healthcare provision....
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Switzerland - Communication, continuity and coordination of care are the most important patients' values for family medicine in a fee-for-services health system 

02/07/2019

More than 60% of medical consultations in Switzerland are conducted at the primary care level. In this study, researchers surveyed 200 primary care users to explore what Swiss patients value most with regards to family medicine. They then look at associations between these findings and socio-demographic factors. Surveyed patients identified issues related to person-centred communication and the coordination and continuity of care as most important....
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Europe - Provision of a market study on telemedicine 

02/07/2019

Commissioned by the European Union (EU), this study examines Europe's telemedicine market and the factors determining its development. The analysis maps telemedicine applications and technical guidelines, and describes market dynamics and potential barriers limiting wider deployment and uptake. A comprehensive assessment of the cost effectiveness of larger-scale deployment in current and future market conditions is undertaken to provide policymakers with in-depth advice....
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China - Organizational issues for the lean success in China: exploring a change strategy for lean success 

02/07/2019

Developed by Japan's automotive sector, Lean is a process reengineering philosophy often applied in healthcare. Reviewing 212 Lean implementation studies conducted in China, this paper explores strategies for Lean success in Chinese hospitals. It finds that hospitals in China appear to lack a full understanding of Lean and that four factors are critical for results: leadership, adequate technology, stakeholder involvement and individual and organizational benefits....
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Canada - Fostering Evidence-informed Policy Making: Uncertainty Versus Ambiguity 

02/07/2019

Policy studies often distinguish between uncertainty, lack of knowledge about a problem, and ambiguity, which represents the varying interpretations of a problem. This article says that policymakers should view reducing uncertainty as a technical process to supply appropriate evidence, while reducing ambiguity is a political exercise using power to define policy problems and demand evidence. Public health actors should consider the implications of this distinction....
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Canada - Hallway Health Care: A System Under Strain - First Interim Report from the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine 

02/07/2019

Crowded hospitals and 'hallway healthcare' remain a significant problem in Ontario. This report by an advisory council to Premier Doug Ford describes challenges that contribute to hallway healthcare and identifies potential remedies, including technological solutions and greater healthcare integration. The report says Ontario does not have the appropriate mix of services, beds, or digital tools to face projected increases in complex care needs and capacity pressures....
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UK - Antimicrobial resistance: UK launches 5-year action plan and 20-year vision 

02/07/2019

The British government has published a 20-year vision and 5-year action plan for containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance in health, animals, the environment and the food chain by 2040. A major objective of the plan is to ensure that current antibiotics stay effective by reducing resistant infections and supporting appropriate prescribing by clinicians....
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