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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 - CMA and CMA Foundation launch new Healthy Canadians Grants program to support community-led health initiatives 

05/18/2018

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), in partnership with the CMA Foundation, is launching the Healthy Canadians Grants program, a grassroots initiative providing funding to community-led initiatives that improve quality of life for patients and people in vulnerable populations. The theme for this year's grants is seniors' wellness....
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UK - The Lord Darzi review of health and care: interim report 

05/03/2018

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the NHS in the United Kingdom. This interim report of the Lord Darzi Review of Health presents evidence on system sustainability in preparation for the final report which will be published in the lead up to the anniversary of the NHS and will set out a long term funding and reform plan for health and care. It recognizes that these questions must be faced with honesty and realism in light of projected increases in demand and cost....
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UK - Developing new models of care in the PACS vanguards: a new national approach to large-scale change? 

05/03/2018

The PACS model is an attempt to bring about closer working relationships between GPs, hospitals, community health professionals, and social care. In this report, leaders in the development of the PACS model offer first-hand perspectives on leading the programs. A first key message is that national bodies can support large-scale change in the health and care system by acting as catalysts of locally led innovation....
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Ireland - Framework for Safe Nurse Staffing and Skill Mix in General and Specialist Medical and Surgical Care Settings in Ireland 2018 

05/03/2018

This report presents recommendations from the Task force on staffing and skill mix that was mandated, in 2014, to develop a framework, describe the assumptions upon which ranges are determined, and recommend strategies for implementation and monitoring of the framework. The report describes results of a pilot implementation that was evaluated in 2016-17....
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Canada - Providers’ Perspectives on the Implementation of Mandated Local Health Networks for Older People in Québec 

05/03/2018

The aim of this article is to understand provider perspectives on how and why integrated care for older people has been implemented in different contexts. It looks at three cases in Québec and finds that providers regard government policy and mergers as highly influential in the implementation of organizational integration, but that this occurs to the detriment of clinical integration. ...
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Europe - Service Integration across Sectors in Europe: Literature and Practice 

05/03/2018

This paper presents a preliminary review of service integration across sectors in Europe, between social services, health, employment and education. The review shows that integration may be either tailored to a particular target group or designed for communities in general. Systems to monitor integration are not yet adequately developed and further study is needed to understand the processes involved in cross-sector service integration....
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Australia - Informing implementation of quality improvement in Australian primary care 

05/03/2018

While quality improvement initiatives (QI) are difficult to implement in primary care, meso-level structures offer opportunities to implement programs in primary care practices of a given area. This case study looks at the design and implementation of QI programs in the Australian Primary Care Collaborative. It identifies five factors that enable or impede implementation: leadership, organizational culture, funding incentives, data and clinical systems....
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Canada - Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for All Canadians 

05/03/2018

This report of the Standing Committee on Health, delivered to Parliament in April 2018, presents the conclusions of its study on the development of a national pharmacare program. Following wide consultations, the Committee considers that the best way to move forward in establishing a universal single payer public prescription drug coverage program is by expanding the Canada Health Act to include prescription drugs dispensed outside of hospitals as an insured service under the Act. This approach would reduce costs and promote equity....
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Canada - Is the Canada Health Act a Barrier to Reform? 

05/03/2018

The Canada Health Act (CHA) prevents provinces from implementing proven health-care reforms that would improve the system and shorten wait times, finds a new study released recently by the Fraser Institute....
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Belgium - Payment Methods for Hospital Stays with a Large Variability in the Care Process 

05/03/2018

In April 2015, the Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health published a comprehensive plan to reform the Belgian hospital landscape. A central element is the idea to classify hospital stays in three clusters and to apply a different payment system to each of the clusters. This scientific report from KCE reviews international payment models for hospital stays and the feasibility of using them in Belgium....
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