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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.

China - Improving China's Health Care System 

04/01/2010

Overall, health outcomes in China have improved tremendously over the past three decades, especially thanks to the reduction in some traditional infectious diseases....
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UK - How do we compare? - Applying UK pay for performance indicators to an Australian general practice 

04/01/2010

United Kingdom general practitioners receive payment based on their performance in multiple clinical indicators. Applying UK style pay for performance clinical indicators to an Australian general practice is feasible in a well computerized practice and can identify significant areas for improved clinical care according to the authors of this paper....
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Keyword(s) : Indicators, UKDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

UK - Learning from the best: What the NHS needs to do to implement high quality care for all 

04/01/2010

This paper summarizes discussions that took place at a seminar on lessons for the NHS from high performing health care organizations held on March 12-13,, 2009. The seminar, sponsored by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, brought together NHS leaders and researchers to explore evidence from studies into high performing organizations, and how this evidence can be applied in the NHS....
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Canada - Government of Canada, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and The Heart and Stroke Foundation announce action to protect families from chronic diseases 

04/01/2010

Canada’s Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) and Sally Brown, CEO, Heart and Stroke Foundation recently announced the launch of seven new and highly innovative cancer chronic disease prevention initiatives. The seven CLASP (Collaboration Linking Science and Action) programs bring together more than 30 groups and agencies to integrate cancer and other chronic disease prevention strategies....
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USA - Can Cost-Effective Health Care=Better Health Care? Cost-effectiveness research pinpoints best values for limited health care dollars 

04/01/2010

An interview with Harvard School of Public Health’s Milton Weinstein offers some revealing insights into how the U.S. health care system could save money by focusing on the cost per year of healthy life that each medical intervention provides....
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UK - Self-Directed Support: A National Strategy for Scotland - Consultation 

04/01/2010

The national strategy for self-directed support in Scotland has been developed to help take forward the personalization of health and social care services in Scotland. The Self-Directed Support Team welcomes responses to this consultation paper by Friday, May 7, 2010. Following consultation, an implementation plan will be developed to identify timescales and targets for the strategy's short, medium and long term goals. ...
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USA - Launch of First County-By-County Health Rankings 

04/01/2010

The County Health Rankings—the first set of reports to rank the overall health of every county in all 50 states—are now available on www.countyhealthrankings.org. The 50-state report, released by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, help public health and community leaders, policy-makers, consumers and others to see how healthy their county is, compare it with others within their state and find ways to improve the health of their community....
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UK - Health and wellbeing – Three new reports by UK experts 

04/01/2010

A group of independent experts have published their reports on health and well-being, specifically focusing on the prevention of ill health: A liberal dose? Health and wellbeing: the role of the state, Influencing public behaviour to improve health and wellbeing, and Enabling effective delivery of health and wellbeing. ...
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USA - Aligning Forces for Quality Report. Local Efforts to Transform American Health Care 

04/01/2010

This special report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative chronicles the program’s ambitious progress. AF4Q is the Foundation’s signature effort to improve the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities and provide models for national reform. It asks the people who get care, give care and pay for care to work together toward common, fundamental objectives to lead to better care. The program works to improve health care in 15 communities, that together cover 11 percent of the U.S. population. It is the largest effort of its kind ever undertaken by a U.S. philanthropy....
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International - Conceptual Explorations on Person-centered Medicine 2010 - Special Issue 

04/01/2010

The Geneva Conference on Person-centered Medicine took place on May 29 and 30, 2008 and was aimed at presenting and discussing the experience on person-centered principles and procedures gained under the WPA IPPP as well as the conceptual bases of person-centered medicine, engaging interactively major international medical and health organizations, and identifying promising organizational steps for the further development of person-centered medical and health care. This special issue of the International Journal of Integrated Care focus on this issue....
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