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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 - Evidence use in decision-making on introducing innovations: a systematic scoping review with stakeholder feedback 

01/11/2018

This scoping review looks at how evidence informs healthcare decision-making on innovation. The study is based on 24 international studies along with focus groups to incorporate stakeholder feedback from British health professionals. Processes at many levels are found to influence the use of evidence in decision-making around innovation, and us of evidence is encouraged by interaction between different levels. Political processes at all levels shape the selection and use of evidence....
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International - Measuring patient experiences (PREMS). Progress made by the OECD and its member countries between 2006 and 2016 

01/11/2018

Released by the OECD, this paper synthesizes developments in the measurement and monitoring of patient-reported experience measures (PREMs) in member-countries between 2006 and 2016. The report finds that most OECD countries measure patient experience at a national level but suggest there are opportunities to expand PREMs data collection in different domains for international reporting across the OECD. ...
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International - New perspectives on global health spending for universal health coverage 

01/11/2018

This WHO report summarizes the latest data on global health spending, while incorporating a new classification scheme for health expenditures from the revised System of Health Accounts. This framework enables the presentation of detailed information on the role of governments, households and donors in funding health services, as well as the financing arrangements through which funds are channelled and spent....
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International - Whole-system approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: A systematic review 

01/11/2018

Commissioned by the UK’s Department of Health, this systematic review analyzes 11 international healthy workplace interventions. It recommends five interventions featuring whole-system change programs to improve staff health and wellbeing in the health sector. All interventions include the identification of and response to local need, engagement of staff at all levels, and the involvement, visible leadership, and up-skilling of management and board-level staff....
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International - How Much Do OECD Countries Spend on Prevention? 

01/11/2018

Using data from across the 35 member-countries of the OECD, this study examines differences in spending on prevention at both aggregate and detailed levels. Time series data is scrutinized alongside developments in policy and public health to try to identify drivers behind the observed trends in spending on prevention. Policy implications and directions for improvement are discussed....
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UK - Falling short: Why the NHS is still struggling to make the most of new innovations 

01/11/2018

In recent years, significant resources have gone into understanding why Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is often slow to adopt innovations despite strong evidence of benefit. This briefing by the Nuffield Trust consultancy pins the problem on an approach to innovation that is overly supply-driven and top-down, a lack of timely generation of evidence, and the silo-based structure within NHS organizations that restricts the broader adaptation of research and development....
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Switzerland - Development of a monitoring instrument to assess the performance of the Swiss primary care system 

01/11/2018

Conducted under the auspices of the Swiss Primary Care Active Monitoring (SPAM) program, this study developed an instrument to describe the performance and efficacy of Switzerland’s primary care system. Selecting 56 primary and 80 secondary indicators, the new instrument was deemed capable of effectively monitoring primary care within the Swiss health system’s complex blend of private and public health providers....
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France: improving the efficiency of the health-care system 

01/11/2018

France’s health-care system offers high-quality care according to a new report from the OECD. Average health outcomes are good, public satisfaction with the health-care system is high, and average household out-of-pocket expenditures are low. As in other OECD countries, technology is expanding possibilities for life extension and quality, and spending is rising steadily, while an ageing population requires substantially more and different services. The main challenges are to promote prevention and cost-efficient behaviour by care providers, tackle the high spending on pharmaceuticals, strengthen the role of health insurers as purchasing agents and secure cost containment....
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Europe - Headline Indicators for Structured Monitoring of Health System Performance in Europe 

01/11/2018

Published by EuroHealth, this article proposes using a prioritized set of indicators identified from 43 health system performance assessments (HSPA) to inform comparative analysis of policy impacts. The set of 95 indicators were assessed for relevance to HSPA domains of access, efficiency, equity and quality of care. Indicators to monitor performance on key public health objectives in were identified....
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Canada - Fostering development of nursing practices to support integrated care when implementing integrated care pathways: what levers to use? 

01/11/2018

The role of nurses in care integration is a particular focus of health system reform. In this study at a Québec health and social services centre (HSSC), researchers interviewed 37 nurses and managers to identify strategies that support nursing practices aligned with care integration requirements. Findings suggest that clinical and organizational processes should be reconceived along with organizational resources and structures.  ...
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