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France - Health system transformation strategy

On February 13, 2018, the French government launched the consultation phase of its health system transformation. Consultations will run from March to May and will conclude with the presentation of a detailed roadmap. Five major projects will be discussed: the quality and appropriateness of care and services; financing and remuneration; digital health care; human resources; and territorial organization.

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Europe - Euro health consumer index 2017

The 2017 edition of the Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) has been released, assessing the performance of healthcare systems in 35 European countries. The EHCI analyzes national health care on 46 indicators, looking into areas such as patient rights and information, access to care, treatment outcomes, range and reach of services, and use of pharmaceuticals.

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Sweden - Active listing and more consultations in primary care are associated with reduced hospitalisation in a Swedish population

Patients in some parts of Sweden have the option of being officially "listed" with a primary care provider. This is taken to signal on ongoing relationship, though unlisted patients have equal access to services. In this paper, authors studied the impact of listing and frequency of primary care consultations on hospitalizations by estimating the odds of hospital admission for a population over a 15-year period in one Swedish county. They found that active listing and more consultations were both associated with reductions in mean days hospitalized.

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