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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.

Europe - Global Health: European Commission calls on European Union to gear up on health actions 

06/14/2010

The European Commission has recently adopted proposals to enhance the EU's role in global health. The objective is to make Europe's contribution more effective so as to better accompany developing countries towards achieving health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Commission presents four approaches to improving global health: establish a more democratic and coordinated global governance; push for a collective effort to promote universal coverage and access to health services to all; ensure better coherence between EU policies relating to health; improve coordination of EU research on global health and boost access in developing countries to new knowledge and treatments....
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USA - Vermont's New Universal Health Care Law: a Model for Health Reform Based on Human Rights 

06/14/2010

A pioneering grassroots campaign for the right to health care has made Vermont the first state mandated by law to establish a universal, equitable health care system based on human rights principles....
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Canada – Quality Monitor. Ontario Health Quality Council. 2010 report on Ontario’s health System 

06/14/2010

The report shows that although there have been some modest improvements in quality across Ontario’s health system, there is room for more improvement. There are examples of higher performance that could be applied more broadly. The top-line findings underscore areas of concern that are of critical importance: wait times; the accuracy and completeness of medical information; chronic disease management; access to primary care; and patient safety....
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Australia - Building a 21st Century Primary Health Care System. Australia's First National Primary Health Care Strategy 

06/14/2010

This strategy represents the first comprehensive national policy statement for primary health care in Australia. It provides a road map to guide current and future policy and practice in the Australian primary health care sector. The four priorities are: improving access and reducing inequity, better management of chronic conditions, increasing the focus on prevention, improving quality, safety, performance and accountability....
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Italy - EU integration and health systems: challenges and opportunities for patients, professionals and policy-makers 

06/14/2010

The Observatory Venice Summer School brings together high-level policy-makers in a stimulating environment. Organized by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies and one of its partners, the Veneto Region of Italy. it draws on their experiences of promoting evidence-based policy-making and of providing a unique platform for European health policy debate in action. The Summer School will take place in Venice on July 25-31, 2010....
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USA - Healthcare Reform Conference. Providing Answers and Solutions 

06/14/2010

The National Healthcare Reform Conference™ is the 1st National Conference in the US to address, in detail, the recently passed healthcare reform bill; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The event will take place in Los Angeles, Ca, on September 20-22, 2010....
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Picking Up the Pace 

05/26/2010

The purpose of Picking Up the Pace is to provide tangible examples of how to implement changes that strengthen healthcare in Canada. This year Picking Up the Pace will focus on primary healthcare. The event will take place in Montreal on November 1-2, 2010....
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International - World Health Statistics 2010 

05/21/2010

The World Health Statistics series is WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 193 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets. Taken together, these indicators provide a comprehensive summary of the status of national health and health systems in the following nine areas: mortality and burden of disease; cause-specific mortality and morbidity; selected infectious diseases; health service coverage; risk factors; health workforce, infrastructure and essential medicines; health expenditure; health inequities; and demographic and socioeconomic statistics....
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International - Effective Ways to Realise Policy Reforms in Health Systems 

05/21/2010

Sometimes it is argued that the timing of a proposal; the way in which a reform is presented; the discussions with stakeholders; and a multitude of other factors, are more important in determining whether or not it receives public and legislative approval than the content of the reform in itself. The OECD has a crosscutting project on these issues, entitled Making Reform Happen. Several OECD directorates are considering the factors lying behind successful implementation of reforms in their different policy areas, including tax, environment, agriculture, trade, competition, education, health, pensions, product markets and labour markets. This paper is a contribution to the wider OECD project. It is based on evidence from the countries which have seen their health systems reviewed by the OECD in recent years, and on a selected review of the literature....
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International - Multinational Comparisons of Health Systems Data, 2008 

05/21/2010

This updated Commonwealth Fund chart book uses data collected by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to compare the health care systems and performance across several industrialized countries....
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