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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.

Canada - Lessons learned from the deployment of Lean management in Québec’s health and social service establishments 

01/11/2018

Leçons apprises d’un déploiement de l’approche Lean dans des établissements de santé et de services sociaux au Québec Between 2012 and 2016, the Québec Ministry of Health and Social Services carried out a program aimed at supporting an accelerated deployment of the Lean management approach adapted to health and social services. Nineteen institutions with various vocations took part in this process. This article describes lessons learned from this experiment....
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International - Half the world lacks access to essential health services, 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses 

01/11/2018

Half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to the WHO. The report says nearly 100 million people are pushed every year into extreme poverty (surviving on $1.90 or less daily) because of direct costs for health care....
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USA - National Health Care Spending in 2016 

01/11/2018

New research shows that American healthcare spending increased by 4.3% in 2016, reaching $3.3 trillion. The share of GDP devoted to health care is now 17.9%. However, US health spending is now decelerating after growth in previous years associated with coverage expansions under the Affordable Care Act (ACA)....
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UK - New Framework launched to define the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioners in healthcare 

01/11/2018

Health Education England (HEE), in partnership with the National Health Service (NHS), has launched a comprehensive national framework for the further development of Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs). The framework includes new standards for ACPs, whose roles include enhancing capacity and capability within multi-professional teams, improving clinical continuity, and providing high-quality care for patients....
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France – Government adopts the 2018-2022National Health Strategy 

01/11/2018

The national strategy, adopted in autumn 2017, will be implemented in national plans and in programs and projects defined by regional health agencies (ARS) on each territory. It focuses on four priority areas: the development of a health promotion policy; the fight against unequal access to health; quality, safety and pertinence of care; and innovation to transform the system by reasserting the role of users....
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Canada- Social Systems Evidence provides policymakers and stakeholders with better access to research evidence 

01/11/2018

Funded by McMaster University, Social Systems Evidence (SSE) is a new website that provides a repository of research syntheses concerning government programs, services and products in the areas of community and social services, culture, gender, economic development, education, and transportation....
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UK - Does hospital competition improve efficiency? The effect of the patient choice reform in England 

12/07/2017

This paper focuses on the UK’s 2006 relaxation of constraints on patient choice of hospital to investigate the effect of hospital competition on dimensions of efficiency, including indicators of resource management and costs. Findings suggest that competition has had mixed effects on hospital efficiency, increasing the proportion of day cases and reducing the number of untouched meals but also leading to a greater number of cancelled elective operations....
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UK - Some assembly required: implementing new models of care. Lessons from the new care models programme 

12/07/2017

In 2015, the National Health Service (NHS) selected 50 local vanguard sites to implement innovative models of care. This report draws on the experiences of those leading the vanguard sites over the past three years to set out lessons for systematic improvement across local health and care services. It emphasises the value of local co-creation and extensive testing of new care models....
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France - The future of health insurance. Assure the efficacy of spending and encourage responsible use of resources 

12/07/2017

This thematic public report by the French Auditor General seeks to shed light on the collective choices that must be made in order to preserve solidarity in health care. The Auditor gathered findings and survey results from many areas of care, and held a brainstorming seminar to explore anticipated progress in medicine and the organization of care. These investigations indicate that large-scale efforts are needed to increase the efficiency and coherence of health insurance in the country....
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Europe - Public health in Europe during the austerity years 

12/07/2017

Released by the UK International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), this report explores the relationship between European governments’ economic austerity policies and public health across Europe. Using cross-national data and evidence from individual countries, the report charts the evolution of austerity across the continent since the financial crisis of 2008, describes subsequent changes to health systems and health outcomes, and identifies channels through which austerity impacts on health....
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