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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.

International - Nurses in advanced roles in primary care. Policy levers for implementation 

12/07/2017

Many countries have introduced advanced roles for primary care nurses to improve access and care while reducing costs. This paper from the OECD provides an analysis of nursing reforms in 37 OECD countries. The paper notes three trends: the development of advanced practice nursing roles; the introduction of supplementary nursing roles; and increases in nursing education programs....
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Canada - Blurred Lines. Private Membership Clinics and Public Health Care 

12/07/2017

Published by the University of Alberta’s Parkland Institute, this report looks at private membership clinics (PMCs) in Alberta that charge annual fees for combined physician and complementary practitioner care. Finding little public data available, the report analyzes Alberta Health audits of PMCs. It concludes that membership clinics skirt the boundaries of provincial and federal health legislation in order to maximize profits and maintain exclusivity....
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Ireland - 120 new ANPs will drive improvements in the delivery of health services 

12/07/2017

Ireland is launching a recruitment and training program for advanced nursing practice (ANP) that will result in the creation of 700 ANP positions by 2021. The program will initially train 120 ANP professionals to work with the elderly and manage chronic diseases and unscheduled care. A consortium of colleges is overseeing the program....
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Europe - Commission diagnoses the state of health in the EU 

12/07/2017

The European Commission has published 28 country health profiles of member-states of the European Union (EU). The EU country profiles consider population health and risk factors while assessing the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of national health systems. Many EU member states are increasingly focusing on primary care, health promotion, and disease prevention....
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Canada - Improving Youth Mental Health a Priority for Society and the Economy 

12/07/2017

Close to two million working Canadians have unmet mental health care needs that prevent them from performing at their highest potential. Among them, young Canadians living with depression and/or anxiety represent the highest cost to the Canadian economy in lost productivity. New research by The Conference Board of Canada suggests that reducing the barriers for young adults seeking treatment and support for mental illness could lead to significant long-term benefits....
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Canada - Demand for Long-Term Care Beds in Canada Could Nearly Double in Little More Than 15 Years 

12/07/2017

According to a Conference Board of Canada report, Canada could need to create 42,000 new long-term care beds in the next five years to meet the needs of the country’s aging population. The report says Canada may need an additional 199,000 beds by 2035, nearly double the number of long-term care beds currently available....
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Canada - Emergency room waits continue to increase 

12/07/2017

New data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that time spent in emergency departments (EDs) waiting to be admitted to the hospital is increasing. The data shows that 90% of admissions following ED visits were completed within 32.6 hours in 2016, a 3.3-hour increase from 29.3 hours in 2015....
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International - The effectiveness of research implementation strategies for promoting evidence-informed policy and management decisions in healthcare: a systematic review 

11/23/2017

Conducted by Malaysian researchers, this systematic review of 21 articles evaluates the effectiveness of research implementation strategies for promoting evidence-informed policy and management decisions in health care. It finds that workshops, ongoing technical assistance, and distribution of instructional digital materials may improve knowledge and skills around evidence-informed decision-making. The authors conceptualize interrelated factors associated with effective strategies to implement research findings....
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Sweden - Advanced nurse practitioners in municipal healthcare as a way to meet the growing healthcare needs of the frail elderly: a qualitative interview study with managers, doctors and specialist nurses 

11/23/2017

In Sweden, research on nurse practitioners (NPs) is limited. This study explores the views of primary care managers, doctors and nurses on the use of NPs in municipal health care to help meet the needs of the frail elderly. Nurses viewed hiring nurse practitioners positively, while managers and doctors were more cautious about the potential responsibilities of any NP role....
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International - Healthy people, healthy planet. The role of health systems in promoting healthier lifestyles and a greener future 

11/23/2017

This document was produced by the OECD for the 2017 meeting of the G7 Ministers of Health. It provides an overview of policy actions health authorities can use to improve population health while decreasing pressure on the environment. The report encourages waste reduction, healthier food consumption, and cleaner energy generation in hospitals and nursing homes. ...
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