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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.

USA - It is time to talk about people: a human-centered healthcare system 

12/13/2010

The authors of this article propose that a robust and sustainable healthcare system must be human-centered. Efforts to build and rebuild parts of the system in a human centered fashion require reliable tools. Two of these tools that are currently underutilized in the area of healthcare are a) Reason’s system approach and b) User-centered design. As a call for more human-centered approaches to optimizing healthcare delivery, they review these two approaches, using a variety of examples to illustrate both real and potential applications....
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UK - Clinical and service integration. The route to improved outcomes 

12/13/2010

This report summarises relevant evidence about high-profile integrated systems in the United States, such as Kaiser Permanente and Geisinger Health System and outlines examples of integrated care in North America and Europe. It also explores the range of approaches to improving co-ordination for individual patients and carers. The report focuses on examples that are most relevant to the NHS in England in the context of the coalition government's programme. The authors of the study hope that it will help inform the future direction of reform....
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New Zealand - Calculating Outcomes Potentially Sensitive to Nursing: A Literature Review 

12/13/2010

There is a link between nurse staffing, in terms of hours and skill mix, and certain patient outcomes. These outcomes have been identified as being potentially sensitive to nursing care (OPSNs). The purpose of this Literature Review was to see whether there is evidence that the cost of these OPSNs could be quantified. The findings suggest that costing of OPSNs is possible, and is generally done through the use of a hospital accounting system....
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France - Out-of-Pocket Maximum Rules under a Compulsory Health Care Insurance Scheme: A Choice between Equality and Equity 

12/13/2010

Using the microsimulation model ARAMMIS, this study attempts to measure the impacts of introducing an out-of-pocket (OOP) maximum threshold, or a safety net threshold, on consumer copayments for health care financed by the abolition of the Long-term Illness Regime (ALD) in France. The analysis is based on a comparison of different safety net threshold rules and their redistributive effects on patients’ OOP payments....
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Canada - Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada 2010 Report 

12/13/2010

The Fraser Institute’s twentieth annual waiting list survey finds that province-wide wait times for surgical and other therapeutic treatments have increased in 2010. The total waiting time between referral from a general practitioner and delivery of elective treatment by a specialist, averaged across all 12 specialties and 10 provinces surveyed, has risen from 16.1 weeks in 2009 to 18.2 weeks in 2010....
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Belgium - Organization of mental health care for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. What is the evidence? 

12/13/2010

The main focus of this study is on how mental health care should be organised for the group of “chronic and complex” mental disorders, and more specifically what the role can be for “continuity of care”, “programmes of care” or an integrated health care approach....
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Europe - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. New template for writing HiTs 

12/13/2010

The Observatory announces the launch of a new and improved template for the Health system profile (HiT) series. HiT profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of policy initiatives in progress or under development. They are produced by country experts in collaboration with the Observatory staff. The HiT template is designed to guide the writing of HiTs by setting out key questions, definitions and examples needed to compile a country profile of the health system....
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USA – Healthy people 2020 - The nation’s new health promotion and disease prevention agenda 

12/13/2010

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently unveiled Healthy People 2020, the nation’s new 10-year goals and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention. For the past 30 years, Healthy People has been committed to improving the quality of the Nation’s health by producing a framework for public health prevention priorities and actions....
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UK – A new strategy for public health in England 

12/13/2010

‘Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England’ sets out the Government's long-term vision for the future of public health in England. The plans outlined will transform public health and for the first time create a ‘wellness’ service: 'Public Health England', to meet today’s health challenges....
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UK – Future funding of care and support - Call for evidence 

12/13/2010

The Commission on Funding of Care and Support is seeking views on the future funding of care and support. The ‘Call for Evidence’ document shares the work done to date on the shortcomings of the current system and the priorities for reform....
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