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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 - Special Collection. Project INTEGRATE: Lessons for Policy, Management and Implementation of Integrated Care in Europe 

10/13/2017

Project INTEGRATE was a 2012-2016 research project investigating the leadership, management and delivery of integrated care in Europe. This collection provides some of the papers published by researchers involved, and focuses on work undertaken in the project’s final phases that examined factors in integrated care design, management, and policy. It includes case studies of care integration in four countries....
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Europe - Health system performance assessment. Reporting and Communicating. Practical guide for policy makers 

10/13/2017

Published by the European Union (EU), this paper is for policymakers conducting health system performance assessments and provides practical tips and advice on ways to effectively report and communicate their findings. Four steps in the process are described: defining performance assessment goals, identifying target audiences, determining methodology, and implementing monitoring to provide evaluation and effective feedback. Examples are provided for each step....
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Canada - The Case for Investing in Patient Safety in Canada 

10/13/2017

This analysis by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) determines that Canada experiences an average of 400,000 patient safety incidents each year that kill around 28,000 Canadians and generate $2.75 billion in extra healthcare costs. After describing Canada’s situation, the analysis discusses successful patient safety initiatives in the US, Scotland and Holland, and shows how increased investment would benefit patient safety in this country....
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Canada - Project Management and Practitioners in the Health Sector: From the Quebec Healthcare System Perspective to PM Literature Review 

10/13/2017

Authored by Quebec researchers, this article reviews 40 years of literature (1979-2017) on project management (PM) in both the health sector internationally and Quebec’s provincial healthcare system. The article describes the importance ascribed to health sector project management but finds a lack of emphasis on PM as a lever for healthcare service improvement. Most health sector PM research is not published by mainstream PM journals....
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USA - A Roadmap for Promoting Health Equity and Eliminating Disparities 

10/13/2017

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has created a roadmap to reduce US health disparities through performance measurement and policy levers. Focused on cardiovascular and kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, infant mortality and mental illness, the roadmap prioritizes identifying disparities and implementing interventions, making investments in assessment measures, and providing incentives to reduce disparities....
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UK - Health Secretary announces nursing workforce reforms 

10/13/2017

Britain’s Health Department has announced reforms to nurse training and staff retention that include a 25% increase in training posts for nurses and improvements to working conditions. Beginning in 2018, funding will be provided for an additional 5,170 pre-registration nurse degrees. A shortened nurse degree apprenticeship route will also be introduced....
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France – Demographic factors contribute to half the increase in healthcare expenses between 2011 and 2015 

10/13/2017

Between 2011 and 2015, healthcare expenditures from all funding sources, as traced by the consumption of health care and medical goods (CSBM), grew by 8.9% in France. Half of this growth is attributed to the growth and aging of the population. Changes in the behavior of insured persons and professionals, technical advances and changes in regulations would explain the other half....
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Canada - Canada’s doctor supply has grown faster than the population for the past decade 

10/13/2017

Outpacing population growth for the tenth year in a row, the number of physicians in Canada continued trending upward in 2016. There are now more than 84,000 physicians, or 230 per 100,000 people, the highest proportion ever. Growth in the number of doctors is now almost triple that of the Canadian population....
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Australia - Health expenditure Australia 2015–16 

10/13/2017

In 2015-16, total spending on health in Australia was $170.4 billion, $6 billion (3.6%) higher in real terms than in 2014-15. Public hospital expenditure grew by 8.4%. Due to low economic growth, the share of gross domestic product (GDP) represented by health (10.3%) continued to rise, driven mostly by higher prices....
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International - Together on the road to universal health coverage. A call to action 

09/29/2017

Universal health coverage (UHC) is central to achieving better health and wellbeing for people at all ages. It delivers health promotion, disease prevention and treatment, and ensures that patients are not driven into poverty because of high costs. This WHO publication provides a comprehensive overview of UHC and discusses policies, priorities, financing, health inequities, and human rights....
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