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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 - Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year 

11/15/2018

Superbug infections could cost the lives of millions unless more is done to stem antibiotic resistance. According to this OECD report, three out of four such deaths could be avoided by spending $2 US per person a year on measures such as hand-washing and delaying prescription of antibiotics. Resistance is increasing most rapidly in low-income countries....
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International - Declaration of Astana charts course to achieve universal health coverage, 40 years since declaration on primary health care in Alma-Ata 

11/15/2018

On October 26, 2018, at a WHO conference in Astana, Kazakhstan, 150 countries agreed to a new global commitment to primary health care for all. The Declaration of Astana reaffirms a historic 1978 declaration in which world leaders first committed to primary healthcare at a WHO conference in the Kazakh city of Alma-Ata....
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UK - Health Secretary launches 'Prevention is better than cure' vision 

11/15/2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has published its vision for future approaches to prevention. Plans include halving childhood obesity; increasing mental health services for pregnant women; offering whole-genome sequencing to cancer patients; and diagnosing 75% of cancers at stages 1 and 2. Predictive prevention approaches will use digital technology to offer targeted health advice....
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Australia - New school-based program to support children’s mental health 

11/15/2018

Australia's government is launching a $98.6 million school-based mental health program to give teachers the tools to help students manage their mental health. The program will be rolled out in 6,000 schools and 2,000 early learning services in 2019. Teachers will have access to extensive online materials on mental health and suicide prevention....
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Norway - How does the type of remuneration affect physician behaviour? Fixed salary versus fee-for-service 

11/02/2018

Using register data from 2009 to 2013, this paper analyzes the effects of two types of physician remuneration, fee-for-service and fixed salary, on the treatment decisions of general practitioners. It finds that fee-for-service leads to an increase in consultations and a higher provision of medical services per consultation. Overall, the analysis suggests that fixed-salary remuneration leads to the under-provision of primary care....
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Europe - Embedding a cultural contexts of health approach across the WHO European Region 

11/02/2018

In 2015, the WHO acknowledged the significant role of cultural contexts (including value systems, traditions and beliefs) in shaping health outcomes, and implemented a Cultural Context of Health (CCH) project in Europe to study the issue. Supported by an expert group, the WHO is now clarifying CCH concepts. This report summarizes the fourth meeting of the CCH expert group held in April 2018....
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Europe - Evidence synthesis for health policy and systems: a methods guide 

11/02/2018

This guide to methods for synthesizing evidence from health policy and systems research examines quantitative, qualitative and mixed method synthesis strategies. It also provides practical guidance for engaging decision-makers in evidence synthesis and fostering the uptake of findings in policy and practice. Suggestions are included for framing a synthesis question, assessing context-sensitive evidence, understanding complexity, addressing health equity, and selecting appropriate synthesis approaches....
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Europe - Will population ageing spell the end of the welfare state? A review of evidence and policy options 

11/02/2018

Released by the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, this briefing reviews evidence on health and long-term care costs associated with aging populations to better understand escalating cost pressures due to changing demographics. It focuses on selected policy areas that either support the health and activity of older people or reinforce sustainable care systems more broadly in the context of population aging....
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China - The Luohu Model: A Template for Integrated Urban Healthcare Systems in China 

11/02/2018

In 2015, the southern city of Luohu introduced a new integrated care system that linked five hospitals with 23 community clinics and specialized medical institutions. China’s government has since encouraged other cities to emulate the highly successful Luohu model. This paper studies Luoho’s integration process, analyzes its core mechanisms, and evaluates the integration of policy development....
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Canada - Scan of Mental Health Strategies 

11/02/2018

This document provides an overview of mental health and wellness strategies in Canada, with a particular emphasis on the promotion of mental health and the prevention of mental illness. The scan is presented in the form of three comparative tables: provincial and territorial mental health strategies; suicide prevention strategies; and Indigenous-specific mental health and wellness strategies....
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