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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 - Lancet Commission Stresses Need for High-Quality Health Systems for SDGs 

09/20/2018

The Lancet Global Health Commission (LGHC), a group of academics and policymakers from 18 countries, has published recommendations on ways to develop health systems capable of reaching sustainable development goals (SDGs). Health systems dedicated to high quality care that can respond to changing population needs are required to produce better health outcomes and greater social value....
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UK - Government response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on integrated care 

09/20/2018

The UK government has issued a response to recommendations made by Parliament’s Health and Social Care Committee in its recent report on integrated care in the National Health Service (NHS). The response sets out how government intends to address the recommendations as part of its long-term plan for the NHS. This includes annual funding increases of an average 3.4% each year to 2023/24 and continued promotion of Sustainability and Transformation Plans, along with Integrated Care Providers responsible for both quality of care and health outcomes for a defined population. ...
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UK - New guidance to help NHS patients benefit from digital technology 

09/20/2018

The National Health Service (NHS) has issued a new code of conduct for artificial intelligence (AI) and other data-driven technologies. The code encourages companies to adhere to a set of principles that will protect patient data and make sure only the best technologies are used by the NHS to bring real benefits to patients....
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Canada - More Canadians could benefit from palliative care 

09/20/2018

Most Canadians (75%) want to die at home, and a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) reveals that people who access palliative home care services in their last year of life are 2.5 times more likely to do so. The data, published in Access to Palliative Care in Canada, also shows that early palliative care reduced the number of visits to intensive care and emergency department visits for terminally ill Canadians in their last month of life....
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Australia - Blueprint for Professional Aged Care Workforce Growth 

09/20/2018

Australia’s professional aged care workforce is estimated to require one million workers by 2050. This report by the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce sets out a strategy to help the sector shift attitudes to caregiving careers and enhance quality of life for senior citizens....
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International - The promise and peril of universal health care 

09/07/2018

Summarizing international and national efforts to promote and implement universal health coverage (UHC), this article offers a comprehensive review of approaches to UHC and discusses the many differing national contexts, challenges and barriers affecting its implementation and organization around the world. The financial cost of massively expanding access to healthcare continues to be the most formidable barrier to achieving UHC....
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UK - Self-management capability in patients with long-term conditions is associated with reduced healthcare utilisation across a whole health economy: cross-sectional analysis of electronic health records 

09/07/2018

Analyzing 12,270 electronic health records, this study quantified the association between self-management capability in patients with long-term conditions, and healthcare utilization across the UK health sector. It found that higher levels of patient self-management capability are associated with lower utilization of general practitioners (GPs), emergency rooms (ERs) and hospitals, as well as a less wasteful use of resources across primary and secondary care....
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International - The macroeconomic implications of healthcare 

09/07/2018

Outside their crucial role supporting human health, publicly funded healthcare systems also have major macroeconomic implications, including feedback effects on public revenues, expenditures, labour markets and private investment. This paper by Dutch researchers argues that a proper consideration of the macro implications of publicly funded healthcare systems should be an important aspect of health spending decisions, and efficiency and quality strategies....
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Spain - Spain. Health system review 

09/07/2018

This review of Spain’s health system finds that public healthcare spending (71% of total health spending) is once again on the rise, further strengthening the primary care sector. While structural measures are needed to improve resource allocation, technical efficiencies, and the provision of patient-centred care, life expectancy in Spain continues to be the highest in the European Union (EU)....
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International - Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Health Care Worldwide 

09/07/2018

Internationally, between 5.7 and 8.4 million deaths occur each year because of poor quality healthcare (10% to 15% of annual global mortality). This study by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines the global impacts of poor quality healthcare and recommends ways to improve quality while expanding universal health coverage (UHC), particularly in underdeveloped low-income countries with limited healthcare structures and resources....
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