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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.

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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International - Economic Transition and Health Care Reform: The Experience of Europe and Central Asia 

05/21/2010

This paper exploits the staggered adoption of major concurrent health reforms in countries in Europe and Central Asia after 1990 to estimate their impact on public health expenditure, utilization, and avoidable deaths. While the health systems all derived from the same paradigm under central planning, they have since introduced changes to policies regarding cost-sharing, provider payment, financing, and the rationalization of hospital infrastructure....
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International - Towards Measuring the Volume Output of Education and Health Services: A Handbook 

05/21/2010

An increasing number of countries is now working towards output-based measures of the volume of education and health services. The present document summarises country practices and provides methodological guidance for output-based approaches in the measurement of health and education services....
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International - Retaining health workers in remote and rural areas 

05/21/2010

This special theme issue of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization focuses on retention of health workers in rural and remote areas. The key messages illustrated by papers in this issue are as follow: there is no single-bullet solution to this problem. Effective retention tactics must respond to both the needs of the population and the expectations of health workers; monitoring and evaluation should be built into the design and implementation of rural retention interventions; context matters and external factors influence to a great extent (greatly) the success or failure of rural retention strategies....
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International - Health Systems Institutional Characteristics: A Survey of 29 OECD Countries 

05/21/2010

In 2008, the OECD launched a survey to collect information on the characteristics of member countries' health systems. This paper presents the information provided by 29 of these countries in 2009. It describes country-specific arrangements to organise the population coverage against health risks and the financing of health spending. It depicts the organisation of health care delivery, focusing on the public/private mix of health care provision, provider payment schemes, user choice and competition among providers, as well as the regulation of health care supply and prices. Finally, this document provides information on governance and resource allocation in health systems (decentralisation in decision making, nature of budget constraints and priority setting)....
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