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10 health stories that mattered: May 26-30.

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Source
CMAJ. 2014 Jul 8;186(10):E358
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jul-8-2014
Author
Roger Collier
Author Affiliation
CMAJ.
Source
CMAJ. 2014 Jul 8;186(10):E358
Date
Jul-8-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Health Care Reform
Health Services Needs and Demand - organization & administration
Humans
Public Health
PubMed ID
24890111 View in PubMed
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The 2015 hospital treatment choice reform in Norway: Continuity or change?

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Source
Health Policy. 2016 Apr;120(4):350-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Apr-2016
Author
Ånen Ringard
Ingrid Sperre Saunes
Anna Sagan
Source
Health Policy. 2016 Apr;120(4):350-5
Date
Apr-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Choice Behavior
Health Care Reform - organization & administration
Health Expenditures
Health Policy
Health Services Accessibility - economics - organization & administration
Hospitals, Private - economics
Humans
Norway
Patient Preference
Politics
Waiting Lists
Abstract
In several European countries, including Norway, polices to increase patient choice of hospital provider have remained high on the political agenda. The main reason behind the interest in hospital choice reforms in Norway has been the belief that increasing choice can remedy the persistent problem of long waiting times for elective hospital care. Prior to the 2013 General Election, the Conservative Party campaigned in favour of a new choice reform: "the treatment choice reform". This article describes the background and process leading up to introduction of the reform in the autumn of 2015. It also provides a description of the content and discusses possible implications of the reform for patients, providers and government bodies. In sum, the reform contains elements of both continuity and change. The main novelty of the reform lies in the increased role of private for-profit healthcare providers.
PubMed ID
27005300 View in PubMed
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The 2015 National Cancer Program in Sweden: Introducing standardized care pathways in a decentralized system.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature284148
Source
Health Policy. 2016 Dec;120(12):1378-1382
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2016
Author
Jens Wilkens
Hans Thulesius
Ingrid Schmidt
Christina Carlsson
Source
Health Policy. 2016 Dec;120(12):1378-1382
Date
Dec-2016
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Antineoplastic Protocols - standards
Continuity of Patient Care
Health Care Reform - methods
Health Policy
Humans
National Health Programs
Patient satisfaction
Politics
Sweden
Waiting Lists
Abstract
Starting in 2015, the Swedish government has initiated a national reform to standardize cancer patient pathways and thereby eventually speed up treatment of cancer. Cancer care in Sweden is characterized by high survival rates and a generally high quality albeit long waiting times. The objective with the new national program to standardize cancer care pathways is to reduce these waiting times, increase patient satisfaction with cancer care and reduce regional inequalities. A new time-point for measuring the start of a care process is introduced called well-founded suspicion, which is individually designed for each cancer diagnosis. While medical guidelines are well established earlier, the standardisation is achieved by defining time boundaries for each step in the process. The cancer reform program is a collaborative effort initiated and incentivized by the central government while multi-professional groups develop the time-bound standardized care pathways, which the regional authorities are responsible for implementing. The broad stakeholder engagement and time-bound guidelines are interesting approaches to study for other countries that need to streamline care processes.
PubMed ID
27823827 View in PubMed
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2020 healthcare management in Canada: a new model home next door.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature184152
Source
Healthc Manage Forum. 2003;16(1):6-10, 44-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
2003
Author
D Wayne Taylor
Author Affiliation
Michael G. DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University.
Source
Healthc Manage Forum. 2003;16(1):6-10, 44-9
Date
2003
Language
English
French
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Cost Sharing
Efficiency
Employment - statistics & numerical data - trends
Health Care Reform
Health Expenditures - trends
Health Services Needs and Demand - trends
Humans
Models, organizational
National Health Programs - economics - organization & administration - trends
Politics
Population Dynamics
Social Change
Social Values
Taxes - trends
Abstract
The Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada asked whether Medicare is sustainable in its present form. Well, Medicare is not sustainable for at least six reasons. Given a long list of factors, such as Canada's changing dependency ratio, the phenomenon of diminishing returns from increased taxation, competing provincial expenditure needs, low labour and technological productivity in government-funded healthcare, the expectations held by baby boomers, and the evolving value sets of Canadians--Medicare will impoverish Canada within the next couple of decades if not seriously recast. As distasteful as parallel private-pay, private-choice healthcare may be to some policy makers and providers who grew up in the 1960s, the reality of the 2020s will dictate its necessity as a pragmatic solution to a systemic problem.
PubMed ID
12908160 View in PubMed
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AARN applauds Romanow Report. Urges all levels of government to work together to improve health care.

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Source
Alta RN. 2003 Jan;59(1):1, 4-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jan-2003

AARN initiatives for health care reform: what they are and how to get involved.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature220215
Source
AARN News Lett. 1993 Oct;49(9):10-1
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1993
Source
AARN News Lett. 1993 Oct;49(9):10-1
Date
Oct-1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alberta
Health Care Reform
Humans
Nursing Care - standards
Societies, Nursing
PubMed ID
8237286 View in PubMed
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Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2012 Oct 16;132(19):2186-8
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-16-2012
Author
Steinar Krokstad
Author Affiliation
HUNT forskningssenter, Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Norway. steinak@ntnu.no
Source
Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2012 Oct 16;132(19):2186-8
Date
Oct-16-2012
Language
Norwegian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Health Care Reform
Health Policy
Humans
Norway
Preventive Medicine
Public Health
PubMed ID
23076491 View in PubMed
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[About standardization of specialized medical care].

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Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2016 May-Jun; 24(3):156-9
Publication Type
Journal Article
Author
I V Uspenkaia
A A Nizov
E V Manukhina
Source
Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2016 May-Jun; 24(3):156-9
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated - organization & administration - standards
Health Care Reform
Hospitalization
Humans
Medicine - methods - standards
Program Development
Quality Improvement - organization & administration
Russia
Specialization - standards
Abstract
The article presents materials of studying of such important problem of health care as standardization of specialized medical care provided in conditions of hospital and modernization of regional health care. The issues of standardization of specialized medical care are considered in medical, economic and social aspects. The implementation of medical standards was determined as one of main tasks of the regional program of modernization of health care. The program was developed with direct involvement of the authors of article. The comparative analysis of classes of diseases and nosologic forms on main indices of hospitalized morbidity and lethality was used for substantiation of priority of implementing medical standards in the region. The questionnaire survey was carried out on sampling of 510 patients of hospitals. The sociological questionnaire survey was applied to sampling of 8732 patients comprised by system of mandatory medical insurance. Such an approach determined reliability of derived results. The expertise of medical standards was implemented by 124 experienced and competent physicians participating in implementation of medical standards. The results of expertise confirmed expediency of implementation of medical standards. Kepy following shortcomings were established: inadequate financing; lacking of modern equipment and analysis techniques in hospitals, etc. The article presents evidences of effectiveness of process of standardization of specialized of medical care provided in hospital conditions. The basis of such an assumption was reliable increasing of level of satisfaction of quality of its organization and achievement of planned indices of "road map" in the section of increasing of salary of medical workers and decreasing of mortality of population because of controllable causes.
PubMed ID
29553232 View in PubMed
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[About the need of restructuration of medical care of older than able-bodied population].

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Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2013 Mar-Apr;(2):24-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
E S Vvedenskaia
L F Kobzeva
Source
Probl Sotsialnoi Gig Zdravookhranenniiai Istor Med. 2013 Mar-Apr;(2):24-7
Language
Russian
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Delivery of Health Care - organization & administration
Health Care Reform - organization & administration
Health Services Needs and Demand - organization & administration
Humans
Russia
Abstract
The article deals with the results of study of factual volumes of medical care according its main services provided to total population and to people older than able-bodied population in Nizhny Novgorod oblast. The study demonstrated that during last ten years, the character of organization and application of main volumes of medical care to people older than able-bodied population factually had no changes and does not correspond to the planned volumes of territorial program of public guarantees of free medical care. The increase of volume of emergency medical care in functioning of ambulance and emergency care service shortens possibilities of emergency medical care support and promote misallocation of financial resources. The level of medical care support of people older than able-bodied population in day-and-night hospitals is high at the same time it is lower in nursing departments and out-patient clinics. To provide the accessibility and quality of medical services to people older than able-bodied population the restructuration of medical care is needed to increase the volume of hospital-substituting types of medical care and to organize the service of specialized palliative care primarily for oncological patients.
PubMed ID
23808038 View in PubMed
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Academic Alternate Relationship Plans for internal medicine: a lever for health care transformation.

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Source
Open Med. 2011;5(1):e28-32
Publication Type
Article
Date
2011
Author
Allison Bichel
Maria Bacchus
Jon Meddings
John Conly
Author Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Calgary Health Region, and University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
Source
Open Med. 2011;5(1):e28-32
Date
2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alberta
Diffusion of Innovation
Health Care Reform - methods
Health Care Surveys
Health Services Accessibility - organization & administration
Health services needs and demand
Humans
Internal Medicine - education
Poisson Distribution
Program Development
Schools, Medical - organization & administration - trends
Notes
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Cites: Can J Cardiol. 2008 Mar;24(3):195-818340388
Cites: CMAJ. 1999 Jun 15;160(12):1710-410410632
PubMed ID
22046217 View in PubMed
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