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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.

Australia - A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s Future 

04/01/2010

The Rudd Government recently announced major structural reforms to Australia’s health and hospital system. The Government will deliver better health services and better hospitals by establishing a National Health and Hospitals Network. This new national network will be funded nationally and run locally. These reforms represent the biggest changes to Australia’s health and hospital system since the introduction of Medicare, and one of the most significant reforms to the federation in its history. ...
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UK - Framework for quality accounts: a response to consultation 

04/01/2010

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OCDE - Achieving Efficiency Improvements in the Health Sector through ICTs - Final report 

04/01/2010

This report presents an analysis of OECD countries’ efforts to implement information and communication technologies (ICTs) in health care systems. It provides advice on the range of policy options, conditions and practices that policy makers can adapt to their own national circumstances to accelerate adoption and effective use of these technologies. ...
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UK - Fair Society, Healthy Lives - The Marmot Review Final Report 

04/01/2010

Most people in England don't live as long as the rich and suffer more ill health, according to a major UCL-led review published recently. The review – Fair Society, Healthy Lives –proposes new ways to improve everyone's health and reduce inequalities that it describes as 'unfair and unjust'....
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UK - Management practices in the NHS 

04/01/2010

How well are NHS hospitals managed – and what could be done to improve this? CEP researchers have conducted a unique survey of clinicians and hospital managers to address these questions, and to explore the impact of competition on management practices in the NHS. ...
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UK - Integrating Health and Social Care Budgets. A case for debate 

04/01/2010

This paper opens a debate around the prospects for a more innovative, more responsive model of public services for groups of users with complex needs. This model revolves around integrating healthcare and social care budgets....
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Belgium - Financing of home nursing in Belgium 

04/01/2010

The main objective of this study is to provide knowledge to assess to what extent an alternative or adapted financing scheme for home nursing in Belgium is needed and possible. An important question is whether the financing principles can be based on a patient case-mix....
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Canada - Effective Governance for Quality and Safety 

04/01/2010

Commissioned by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation in partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, this report, prepared by a team of researchers led by Ross Baker, explores the structures, processes and tools used by effective governing boards of healthcare organizations, and the strategies and tactics that can be employed by boards in their efforts to improve governance for quality and patient safety. The report also offers recommendations for board members and executives of healthcare organizations and for policy makers. ...
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Canada - Quality of Healthcare in Canada: A Chartbook 

04/01/2010

The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation has released Canada’s first-ever chartbook on healthcare quality. Providing both domestic and international data, the chartbook reports on six key domains of quality: the effectiveness of the healthcare sector; access to healthcare services; the capacity of systems to deliver appropriate services; the safety of care delivered; the degree to which healthcare in Canada is patient-centred; and equity in healthcare outcomes and delivery....
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New Zealand - Rural Health: Challenges of Distance, Opportunities for Innovation 

04/01/2010

This report focuses on how to protect and improve the health status of people living in rural New Zealand communities. The report identifies a number of recommendations and suggests actions to enable better access to health and disability services....
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