Santé et Services sociaux Québec.
rss
Previous page Adjust text size

All the news from the newsletter

This section features items which have recently appeared in the Observatoire international de la santé et des services sociaux (OISSS) monitoring bulletin.

Canada - National Health Expenditure Trends, 1975 to 2010 

11/01/2010

Total spending on health care in Canada is expected to reach $191.6 billion this year, growing an estimated $9.5 billion, or 5.2%, since 2009, according to new figures released recently by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). This represents an increase of $216 per Canadian, bringing total health expenditure per capita to an estimated $5,614. After removing the effects of inflation and population growth, health care spending per person is expected to increase by 1.4% in 2010, the lowest annual growth rate seen in 13 years....
Read more

Keyword(s) : Canada, Health ExpenditureDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

UK — Regional variation in the productivity of the English National Health Service 

11/01/2010

At a time when there are severe pressures on reducing public spending, there is increasing emphasis on determining which parts of the country secure best value for money in the NHS. The authors of this study produce and compare productivity estimates across the ten Strategic Health Authorities in England in 2007/08 by linking together large scale and routinely collected datasets....
Read more

Keyword(s) : UK, ProductivityDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

USA — Implementing Health Reform: Federal Rules & State Roles 

11/01/2010

Implementing the new health reform law falls in large measure to the federal government. But all 50 states and the District of Columbia have responsibilities under the new law. This issue brief describes how some key tasks to be performed by each and how state government implementation efforts will mesh....
Read more

Keyword(s) : USADelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

UK — Candidate Indicators to Monitor the Impact of the Recession on Public Health 

11/01/2010

This report represents the findings of a rapid (20 hours) scoping study to investigate the feasibility of developing indicators to systematically assess the effects of the recession on the health of the population....
Read more

Keyword(s) : UK, IndicatorsDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

Switzerland — The implementation of DRG-based hospital reimbursement in Switzerland: A population-based perspective 

11/01/2010

Switzerland introduces a DRG (Diagnosis Related Groups) based system for hospital financing in 2012 in order to increase efficiency and transparency of Swiss health care. The study provides evidence of both desired and harmful effects related to the implementation of DRGs....
Read more

Keyword(s) : Switzerland, HospitalsDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

Europe — (Re)centralizing tendencies within Health Care Services. Implementation of a new idea? 

11/01/2010

Decentralization has been for many years a widespread trend in health care sectors throughout Europe. Yet, more recently, a new host of reforms is observable implying an ambition of some states to regain lost control. What is the general trend of (re) centralisation about and what happens when reforms promoting (re) centralisation are translated in different national contexts; e.g. in what way contextual factors modify a general trend? The establishment of regional health authorities in Norway and regional hospital agencies in France will be used as examples to analyze the spreading and transformation of (re)centralisation....
Read more

Keyword(s) : Norway, FranceDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

Europe — The impact of global processes on health systems in Europe 

11/01/2010

The relationship between globalization and health systems is a complex one, where both positive and negative influences are reported. This paper explores the impact of globalization on European health systems and emphasizes the need for national policy-makers and leaders to consider global processes when designing national health systems....
Read more

Keyword(s) : EuropeDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

Europe — Chronic diseases. A clinical and managerial challenge 

11/01/2010

The HOPE exchange programme has reached in 2010 its 29th edition. Participants of HOPE Exchange Programme 2010 were invited to explore and report to their colleagues about the best practices implemented in their hosting countries to tackle chronic diseases and improve well-being of chronic patients. The present report has the specific objective of presenting the content and findings of the HOPE Agora 2010....
Read more

Keyword(s) : Europe, Chronic conditionsDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

Europe — Health Care Developments in EU Member States. Regressing Trends and Institutional Similarity? 

11/01/2010

The purpose of this paper is to perform a diachronical cross-national analysis of health care services. Contrary to previous claims, the authors of this study find that European health care systems are not particularly hit by retrenchment and convergence is absent in key health care dimensions, namely coverage, financing and provision....
Read more

Keyword(s) : EuropeDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter 

Europe - New policy briefs published for the Belgian European Union Presidency Ministerial Conference on the European Health Workforce 

11/01/2010

Two joint Health Evidence Network - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies policy briefs and two policy summaries were prepared for the Belgian EU Presidency Ministerial Conference on ‘Investing in Europe’s health workforce of tomorrow: scope for innovation and collaboration’ (La Hulpe, September 9–10 2010): How to create conditions for adapting physicians’ skills to new needs and lifelong learning, how to create an attractive and supportive working environment for health professionals, assessing future health workforce needs, and using audit and feedback to health professionals to improve the quality and safety of health care....
Read more

Keyword(s) : Europe, Health care workersDelicious Digg Facebook Stumble Upon Twitter