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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 - Against the Odds: Successfully scaling innovation in the NHS 

02/08/2018

Setting out what is known about the scale and spread of innovation in healthcare, this report describes common themes that have emerged from research and synthesizes insights from 10 case studies to provide a set of considerations for thinking about how to scale healthcare innovations in the future. The case studies are presented in full in an appendix to the report....
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Canada - Best Advice Guide: Social Determinants of Health 

02/08/2018

Many general practitioners (GPs) recognize it is difficult to treat health concerns without addressing underlying social conditions that can lead to poor health. This practical guide for family physicians provides concrete steps on how to consider and improve patients’ social determinants of health (SDoH). The guide provides suggested clinical, community, and population-level interventions....
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Canada - Qualitative analysis of the dynamics of policy design and implementation in hospital funding reform 

02/08/2018

Like healthcare jurisdictions elsewhere, Canada’s provinces have begun shifting away from global hospital budgets. This evaluation focuses on Ontario’s implementation of quality-based procedures (QBPs), a funding approach involving a pre-set price per episode of care coupled with best practice clinical pathways. The evaluation concludes that implementation of QBPs has suffered from policy drift, and says the funding mechanism remains misunderstood in Ontario’s healthcare system....
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Canada - Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers 

02/08/2018

Canadian provincial healthcare systems fare poorly compared to peer countries according to new research from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Reality Bites: How Canada’s Healthcare System Compares to its International Peers,” authors Colin Busby, Ramya Muthukaran and Aaron Jacobs examine how the provinces, the major healthcare deliverers in Canada, fare compared to other nations in healthcare provision....
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UK - Alternatives to face-to-face GP consultations unlikely to deliver hoped-for benefits in practice 

02/08/2018

This National Health Service (NHS) study finds that alternatives to face-to-face consultations with general practitioners (GPs), such as telephone, email, online and video consultations, may not lead to reductions in GP workload. The authors describe significant barriers and resistance to implementation among both GP practice staff and patients....
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UK - Atlas of Social Innovation – New Practices for a Better Future 

02/08/2018

Part of a European Union project, the Atlas of Social Innovation offers a comprehensive overview of this multifaceted concept and contains 62 articles compiled by 25 international partners. The Atlas offers new insights into various types of social innovation in different regions and policy areas, including health and social care....
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International - High levels of antibiotic resistance found worldwide, new data shows 

02/08/2018

The WHO has published new data from the Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) that reveals the widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among half a million patients with bacterial infections across 22 countries. The most commonly reported resistant bacteria were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus pneumoniae....
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Europe - Euro health consumer index 2017 

02/08/2018

The 2017 edition of the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) has been released, assessing the performance of healthcare systems in 35 European countries. The EHCI analyzes national health care on 46 indicators, looking into areas such as patient rights and information, access to care, treatment outcomes, range and reach of services, and use of pharmaceuticals....
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International - Inclusive growth and health 

01/24/2018

In 2012, the OECD began studying how to help governments improve living standard for marginalized social groups. This paper links health to this inclusive growth agenda and assesses the relationship between health and socioeconomic factors. It includes a review of policies across the OECD....
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International - Barriers to the Integration of Care in Inter-Organisational Settings: A Literature Review 

01/24/2018

Authored by a German academic, this systematic literature review of 40 studies analyzes barriers to integrated care in inter-organizational settings. The review identifies 20 types of barriers, which are categorized into six groups: administration and regulation, funding, intra-organizational and inter-organizational domains, service delivery, and clinical practices. The review notes that some barriers are set up intentionally....
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