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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.

Canada - Fit for Purpose: Findings and Recommendations of the External Review of the Pan-Canadian Health Organizations - Summary Report 

04/05/2018

Presenting the analysis and recommendations of the federal government-appointed independent External Review of Pan-Canadian Health Organizations (PCHOs), this summary report discusses the Review's mandate and context, the federal role in health policy, and a vision for 21st century health systems. The report sets out criteria for meeting the needs of Canada's health systems and assesses the current configuration of PCHOs against those criteria....
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Canada - Improving Accessibility to Services and Increasing Efficiency Through Centralization in Québec 

04/05/2018

This article provides an overview of the 2014 reorganization of Québec’s health and social services network through the abolition of a regional health authority administrative layer and mergers of health and social service facilities under a new governance structure. While formal evaluations of reform performance have yet to be completed, the authors question whether administrative mergers have increased efficiency through economies of scale....
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UK - New research by the RCPCH and Nuffield Trust reveals UK lagging behind peers on child health 

04/05/2018

The Nuffield Trust and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) published an analysis of child health measures over time and across 14 comparable countries. Child health outcomes in the UK are poor compared to comparable countries. The proportion of British children living in poverty has increased every year since 2010....
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UK - Jeremy Hunt outlines the 7 key principles that will guide the Government's thinking ahead of the social care green paper, to be published later in 2018 

04/05/2018

Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, has outlined the UK government’s approach to reforming social care in a speech that references seven key principles: quality, integrated care, personal control, support for the social care workforce, support for families and caregivers, a sustainable funding model, and client security....
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USA - New County Health Rankings Show Differences in Health and Opportunity by Place and Race 

04/05/2018

The 2017 edition of County Health Rankings finds that health gaps persist not only by location, but also by race and ethnicity in the US. Data shows that minority communities are more likely to be cut off from opportunities for health, while burdens of poverty continue to fall heaviest on children of colour....
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France – 25 key measures in the prevention policy to help people in France stay healthy throughout their lives 

04/05/2018

On March 26, 2018, the government of France announced initiatives aimed at producing an environment favourable to health at different ages. The actions cover the four stages of life: healthy pregnancy and the first 1,000 days of life; child and youth health; healthy living from age 25 to 65; and aging well and preventing loss of autonomy beyond 65. In total, the actions anticipated in the prevention policy represent an investment of 400 million euros over five years....
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Canada - Ontario Making Historic Investment in Mental Health Care 

04/05/2018

Ontario has announced the biggest provincial investment in Canadian history in mental health and addiction services: a four-year investment of $2.1 billion that will reframe the system to deliver better and more accessible integrated care. The investment will make it easier to access services through a local school, family doctor's office, or community-based organization....
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International - Organizational- and system-level characteristics that influence implementation of shared decision-making and strategies to address them — a scoping review 

03/23/2018

Shared decision-making (SDM) is poorly implemented in routine care, despite being promoted by health policies. Conducted by German and American researchers, this scoping review of 48 publications on 32 distinct implementation projects compiles a comprehensive overview of organizational and system-level characteristics that are likely to influence the implementation of SDM, and describes strategies to address those characteristics found in the literature....
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USA - A systematic review of team-building interventions in non-acute healthcare settings 

03/23/2018

Healthcare is increasingly delivered in a team-based format emphasizing interdisciplinary coordination. Analyzing the evidence base for team-building interventions in non-acute settings (primary care and rehabilitation clinics), this systematic review examined 14 team-building interventions and 25 manuscripts describing empirical studies of these interventions. A lack of control conditions, inconsistency in outcome measures, and high probability of bias tempered positive findings regarding the utility of team-building interventions....
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USA - How can healthcare organizations implement patient-centered care? Examining a large-scale cultural transformation 

03/23/2018

Seeking to understand key organizational factors for implementing patient-centred care, authors of this study conducted interviews with 108 employees of four US Department of Veterans Affairs medical centres. Actions found to foster patient-centred care were grouped by the investigators into seven domains: leadership; patient and family engagement; staff engagement; focus on innovations; alignment of staff roles and priorities; organizational structures and processes; and environment of care....
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