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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 – Survey-based patient experience measurement: from concepts to best practices 

11/23/2017

This publication reports on the literature regarding the measurement of patient experience through surveys. Among other things, it presents the key underlying concepts used to measure patient experience as well as the various Québec, Canadian and international initiatives that have attempted to do so. ...
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Australia - Shifting the Dial: 5 year productivity review 

11/23/2017

This report by an Australian government commission assesses market efficiency and government productivity over the past five years, and reviews specific private and government sectors. In health care, the report recommends national and state governments increase funding for primary health networks to improve population health, manage chronic conditions and reduce hospitalizations....
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Canada - Periodic preventive health visits: a more appropriate approach to delivering preventive services 

11/23/2017

Although the annual physical check-up is a medical tradition, this review by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care says best current evidence suggests adopting periodic health visits geared to individual requirements. Visit intervals should depend on the age, sex and health of the individual. Because of differences in practice settings and resource availability, visit intervals and preventive strategies may vary....
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International - New OECD data expose deep well-being divisions 

11/23/2017

New data on wellbeing released by the OECD shows deep divisions in the 34 OECD countries along fault lines of age, wealth, gender and education. A mere 10% of households in OECD countries own 52% of all wealth on average, while one in three people live without savings....
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UK - New £15 million programme to help train one million in mental health first aid 

11/23/2017

A new program will see up to one million people in southern England trained in basic mental health ‘first aid’ skills. The £15 million ($25 million CAD) program will help people assess their own mental wellbeing and learn to respond effectively to mental illness in others. The program includes a free online learning kit....
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Ireland - Minister Harris launches new National Framework to build workforce planning capacity in the health sector 

11/23/2017

Ireland’s Health Minister has launched a new framework to support the recruitment and retention of health system staff needed to create a sustainable, resilient workforce for the future. An initial 18-month action plan will focus on building health workforce planning capacity and enhancing engagement between the Irish health and education sectors....
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Finland - Rehabilitation reform committee published its report 

11/23/2017

A parliamentary committee in Finland has submitted its final report on reforming the country’s rehabilitation services, which has been criticized for long wait times. The report contains a total of 55 proposals concerning training, planning, and the reorganization of rehabilitation services into a more decentralized model relying on a mix of public and private regional providers....
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Canada - Antibiotics prescribed more often in Canada than in other OECD countries 

11/23/2017

According to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), antibiotics are prescribed more frequently in Canada than in other OECD countries. In 2015, more than 25 million courses of antibiotics were prescribed — almost one prescription for every Canadian aged 20 to 69....
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International - Health at a Glance 2017. OECD Indicators 

11/10/2017

This new edition of Health at a Glance presents the most recent comparable data on the health status of populations and health system performance in OECD countries. Where possible, it also reports data for partner countries (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Lithuania, Russian Federation and South Africa). This edition contains a range of new indicators, particularly on risk factors for health. It also places greater emphasis on time trend analysis.  ...
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UK - Towards an effective NHS payment system: eight principles 

11/09/2017

Following consultation with National Health Service (NHS) providers, this report identifies eight guiding principles that a payment system should meet to support high quality care. The eight principles are: clear purpose; realistic expectations; national consistency with local flexibility; appropriate aligned incentives; high quality data; balance of design complexity and ease of use; independent oversight; and time to embed and evaluate systems....
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