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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 - Competing demands and opportunities in primary care 

09/29/2017

In primary care, competing demands present a substantial barrier to the provision of specific services to patients. This study estimates the feasibility of meeting all current demands in primary care and considers the relative benefits of interventions such as screening and preventive health care, chronic disease management, and caring for patients with acute medical conditions....
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Canada - What can organizations do to improve family physicians’ interprofessional collaboration? Results of a survey of primary care in Quebec 

09/29/2017

This Quebec survey of 375 primary healthcare organizations assessed collaboration between family physicians (FPs) and other healthcare professionals. It found that 47.1% of organizations reported a high degree of collaboration between FPs and specialists. Collaboration was less common between FPs and non-physician professionals (16.5%). Clinical relationships with a hospital, and patients with chronic disease were associated with higher FP collaboration with other professionals....
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Canada - Comparing Performance of Universal Health Care Countries, 2017 

09/29/2017

The comparable data assembled in this study suggests that although Canada has one of the most expensive healthcare systems in the OECD, its performance is modest to poor. The study compares the cost and performance of universal healthcare systems in 29 high-income countries. Levels of expenditure are measured by two indicators, while system performance is measured using 42....
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International - The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms 

09/29/2017

A report by the WHO finds a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Most new drugs are modifications of existing antibiotics and offer only a short-term solution. The report found few options for antibiotic-resistant infections, especially drug-resistant tuberculosis.  ...
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International - WHO launches new NCDs Progress Monitor 

09/29/2017

The WHO has released a progress monitor for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) that charts actions by countries to set targets; implements policies to address four NCD risk factors (tobacco, poor diet, inactivity and alcohol abuse); and builds capacities to reduce and treat NCDs. The progress monitor provides data on 19 indicators....
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France – Launch of the 2017 national health strategy 

09/29/2017

On September 18, 2017, the Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique delivered its report on the health status of the French population. Based on the report, the Minister of Health identified four medium and long-term priority themes: prevention and health promotion, addressing social and territorial inequalities in access to health care, increasing the pertinence and quality of care, and innovation. ...
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Canada - Lack of Sustainable Funding a Barrier to Physician Assistant Employment in Canada 

09/29/2017

Although largely an area of untapped potential in most provinces, physician assistants (PAs) can help address many service gaps and health system policy goals, including improved continuity care, access, equity, and sustainability. But a new Conference Board of Canada report finds that the absence of sustainable funding models is a significant barrier for the expansion of PA employment across Canada....
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Canada - Investments in seniors' care needed as Canada's aging population grows 

09/29/2017

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is concerned that Canada’s healthcare system isn’t keeping up with the health care needs of older Canadians. In a submission to Parliament, the organization recommended major new investments in senior care and called for a national seniors’ strategy that emphasizes primary care and the role of caregivers....
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UK – Partnering for Improvement: inter-organisational developments in the NHS 

09/15/2017

Establishing partnerships between National Health Service (NHS) providers is seen as a way to improve local healthcare systems in the UK. Given the widely variable scale and format of possible partnerships, this research explores the diverse expectations and realities of partnering across differing sectors and service arrangements. It discusses forms of individual, structural, mandated, and voluntary partnership, along with factors that affect suitability at local levels....
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UK - Reducing health inequalities: system, scale and sustainability 

09/15/2017

Produced by Public Health England (PHE), this resource supports local-level action tackling health inequalities by helping local governments, health services, and community and voluntary partners identify what specific interventions could measurably improve outcomes. It discusses interventions to achieve maximum impact at population level and describes how localized health inequalities can be addressed through existing services, resources, and tools....
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