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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 - Organization and financing of public health services in Europe: country reports (2018) 

06/01/2018

Describing the public health services of nine European countries, this study explores organization and financing along with training and workforce concerns. Covering England, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Poland and Moldova, the study illustrates two different approaches to public health services: integration with curative health services (as in Slovenia or Sweden), or organization and provision through a separate parallel structure (Moldova and Poland)....
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Canada - Modernizing Canada’s Healthcare System through the Virtualization of Services 

06/01/2018

In Canada, investments in digital health currently amount to several billion dollars. This article suggests using the Quadruple Aim (QA) framework devised by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to further modernize care delivery using virtual services. The QA framework focuses on improved population health, patient and provider satisfaction, and reduced costs. The article proposes 10 strategies to improve virtual services in Canadian health care....
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USA - 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance 

06/01/2018

The US states of Hawaii, Massachusetts and Minnesota are this year’s top-ranked performers in the 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. The scorecard assesses 40 measures of access to health care, quality of care, health outcomes, and income-based disparities. The scorecard also reveals that 28 states are losing ground on measures related to life expectancy....
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UK - New system launched to help measure and prevent medication errors 

06/01/2018

The National Health Service (NHS) has launched a system to track the contribution of medication errors to hospital admissions. The system will use a series of indicators that link prescribing data from primary care to hospital admissions. The first indicators introduced will focus on the role of prescription errors in admissions for gastrointestinal bleeding....
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Ireland - Report Shows Digital Technology Could Play Important Role In Mental Healthcare In Ireland 

06/01/2018

A report by Ireland’s national coalition on mental health has found that digital technology can play an important role. The report provides an overview of eMental Health applications designed for people with common mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, as well as applications for people with severe persistent conditions....
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Canada - Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging releases first report on health and aging in Canada 

06/01/2018

The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has released preliminary analysis of data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85. It shows that women are most likely to experience social isolation, but that 95% of older Canadians rate their mental health as very good. Over 44% of respondents provide some level of care to others....
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Canada - B.C. government’s primary health-care strategy focuses on faster, team-based care 

06/01/2018

British Columbia’s government is launching a strategy to improve access to primary health care. New primary care networks will be established over the next two years, along with urban primary care centres and community health centres. Funding will be provided for general practitioners moving into the new team-based care model....
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Europe - Varieties of Health Care Devolution: “Systems or Federacies”? 

05/18/2018

Some European countries have devolved healthcare services to subnational units. This paper examines broad trends in two types of devolution: a federacy model, where only a few territories obtain healthcare responsibilities (seen in the UK), and a systems model, where the whole health system is devolved to subnational units (such as in Spain). Findings suggest that the systems model gives rise to significant policy interdependence....
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UK - Improving staff retention. A collection of practical resources to help NHS organisations to improve staff retention 

05/18/2018

Set up by the National Health Service (NHS), this website gathers a large collection of resources to help NHS organizations improve staff retention. It includes staff retention guides, government policy documents and case studies of NHS organization. It also features advice from NHS human resources directors, medical and nursing directors, and NHS providers to help promote best practices and optimum learning....
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Europe - Culture and reform of mental health care in central and eastern Europe 

05/18/2018

This report builds on a workshop held in the Czech Republic by the WHO in October 2017. It aims to improve understanding of cultural aspects that impact and drive mental healthcare reform in central and Eastern Europe. The report outlines the key points and recommendations made by participants in relation to this objective....
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