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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.

UK - The social determinants of health and the role of local government 

04/01/2010

This collection of articles assesses what local government can do to tackle the social conditions that lead to health inequalities. Written by distinguished practitioners and academics, the publication builds on the recent Marmot Review report, 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives'....
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UK - Rising to the challenge: health priorities for government and the NHS 

04/01/2010

A new NHS Confederation report says reform of the way the NHS does things needs to continue but also calls for health organisations to be given the freedom and flexibility to find their own solutions....
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Sweden - Experiences of the new role of advanced practice nurses in Swedish primary health care - A qualitative study 

04/01/2010

The aim of this study was to investigate and describe the experiences of the first advanced practice nurses (APNs), a new profession for Swedish health care, and of their supervising general practitioners (GPs), regarding the new role and scope of practice of APNs in primary health care....
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Denmark - Widespread Adoption of Information Technology in Primary Care Physician Offices in Denmark: A Case Study 

04/01/2010

Denmark is one of the world’s leading countries in the use of health care tech­nology. This paper asks why this is the case and focuses on the following issues: health care in Denmark, history of health information technology in Denmark, electronic medical records, driving forces to adopt technology, technical aspects of the Danish information technology system, data protection legislation, implications of health information technology for primary care practice, critical success factors in Denmark’s implementation of electronic medical records....
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Canada - Maximizing Community Health Nursing Capacity in Canada: A Research Summary for Decision Makers 

04/01/2010

This research summary is a valuable resource for health administrators, planners and policy-makers who – in the face of rising demand for improved home care, public health, primary healthcare and other community care services – are tasked with developing HR policies for community health. ...
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Australia - Evidence for funding, organising and delivering health care services targeting secondary prevention and management of chronic conditions 

04/01/2010

The aim of this paper is to set out what evidence is available regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of funding, organisation and delivery of services directed at preventing and managing chronic conditions, and identify what further information is required....
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UK – New study to drive further improvements in health care for the most vulnerable 

04/01/2010

A new short study, Inclusion Health: Improving the way we meet the primary healthcare needs of the socially excluded,outlines how improvements in healthcare for the most excluded groups in society can be accelerated to ensure that high quality services are available to all. The study recognises the great progress that has been made in healthcare provision whilst setting out the need for more sophisticated and flexible responses to improve access and quality of services for socially excluded groups. ...
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Keyword(s) : Health care system, Evaluation, UKDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

UK - Consultation on proposed regulations on “duty of cooperation” relating to sharing information about the conduct or performance of health care workers to protect patient safety 

04/01/2010

The UK Department of Health is consulting on draft regulations which will impose duties on designated bodies, including employers and contractors of health care workers, in all sectors, and regulatory bodies, relating to sharing information about the conduct or performance of health care workers to protect patient safety....
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New Zealand - New health website to allow clinicians to network online 

04/01/2010

The Ministry of Health is developing a new website which will allow doctors, nurses and other specialists in the health sector to come together online to share information and discuss specific topics. Formally called the Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre, the website (www.hiirc.org.nz) will feature a “knowledge library” of the latest New Zealand research on health sector productivity, and quality and access to health care. The website, which is being developed by Research New Zealand, will be up and running this July....
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Canada - Mental Health Report Focuses on Multicultural Groups 

04/01/2010

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released a report addressing the needs of multicultural, immigrant and refugee groups. The study is part of its mandate to improve mental healthcare across all areas of Canadian society. The document, entitled ‘Improving Mental Health Services for Immigrant, Refugee, Ethno‐cultural and Racialized (IRER) Groups,’ outlines factors that policy makers and service providers may want to consider when working to improve mental health services for these groups. The 16 recommendations in the report are firmly rooted in the goals of the Mental Health Strategy for Canada. The recommendations fit into one of three main areas, including: better coordination of policy, knowledge and accountability, the involvement of communities, families, and people with lived experience, and more appropriate and improved services....
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