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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.

Europe - Mental health, human rights and standards of care 

06/28/2018

Published by the WHO, this report rates the quality of care and protection of human rights in mental health institutions in 20 European countries. The objective of the report is to address gaps in knowledge about these institutions and identify deficiencies in care standards through the lens of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities....
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Canada - Organizational factors influencing successful primary care and public health collaboration 

06/28/2018

This study identifies factors in primary care and public health organizations that influence successful collaboration between the two. Findings are based on interviews with policy makers, managers and service providers. Five major organizational factors that influence collaboration were identified: clear mandates and goals; coordination and communication mechanisms; collaborative organizational culture; optimal use of resources; and collaborative approaches to programs and service delivery....
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Australia - Coordinating Mental and Physical Health Care in Rural Australia: An Integrated Model for Primary Care Settings 

06/28/2018

Based on staff interviews at a small town clinic providing primary healthcare to people using community mental health services, this article examines factors driving successful primary care integration in rural settings. It finds that the necessary processes and structures (including a booking system and team-based approach) evolved locally from supportive professional and organizational relationships. Strong collaborative relationships also led to the upskilling of local staff....
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International - OECD Health Statistics 2018 

06/28/2018

The online database OECD Health Statistics 2018 has been released on June 28. The OECD Health Database offers the most comprehensive source of comparable statistics on health and health systems across OECD countries. It is an essential tool to carry out comparative analyses and draw lessons from international comparisons of diverse health systems....
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International - WHO releases new International Classification of Diseases (ICD 11) 

06/28/2018

The WHO’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) provides health professionals worldwide a common language to share information, identify trends, and interpret data. Completely electronic, ICD-11 contains 55,000 codes for injuries, diseases and causes of death, and includes new chapters on sexual health and traditional medicine....
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USA - NIH releases strategic plan for data science 

06/28/2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its first strategic plan for data science as it seeks to upgrade the storage, management, and standardization of data produced by NIH-funded biomedical data scientists. The strategy will address the interoperability, integration and increasing cost of data management, and introduce a new position of NIH Chief Data Strategist.  ...
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UK - NHS launches plan to improve patient care by cutting long hospital stays 

06/28/2018

The National Health Service (NHS) in England has announced plans to cut unnecessarily long hospital stays by 25%, freeing up more than 4,000 beds. Nearly 350,000 patients spend more than three weeks in hospital each year, taking up a fifth of all available beds....
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Canada - Canada’s nursing workforce experiences slowest growth in a decade 

06/28/2018

Although Canada’s nursing workforce continues to grow, figures from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show that the growth rate in 2016-17 was the slowest in 10 years. Canada experienced 0.7% growth in the nursing workforce last year, compared with an annual growth rate of 1.3% to 2.8% over the past decade....
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Canada - Manitoba government releases health system transformation blueprint 

06/28/2018

Manitoba’s government has released a blueprint for broad health system changes aimed at improving the quality, accessibility, and efficiency of healthcare services across the province. The plan will determine priority areas, identify gaps in service, establish standards of care and models of service delivery, and outline clear care pathways for patients and providers....
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UK - Making the money work in the health and care system 

06/14/2018

Published by Britain’s Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), this report argues that the UK’s current complex system of healthcare funding does not support the government’s proposed new model of more integrated care and therefore needs to change. The report recommends changes to funding flows to align them with emerging place-based architecture, and ensure that services receive increased, longer-term funding. ...
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