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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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[About the need of restructuration of medical care of older than able-bodied population].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature112671
Source
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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Access to health services by Canadians who are chronically ill.

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Source
West J Nurs Res. 2005 Jun;27(4):465-86
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2005
Author
Shannon M Spenceley
Author Affiliation
University of Alberta, Canada.
Source
West J Nurs Res. 2005 Jun;27(4):465-86
Date
Jun-2005
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Attitude to Health
Canada - epidemiology
Chronic Disease - epidemiology - psychology - therapy
Data Collection - standards
Data Interpretation, Statistical
Health Care Reform - organization & administration
Health Services Accessibility - organization & administration
Health Services Research - organization & administration
Humans
National health programs - organization & administration
Needs Assessment - organization & administration
Research Design - standards
Abstract
Access to health care services in Canada has been identified as an urgent priority, and chronic disease has been suggested as the most pressing health concern facing Canadians. Access to services for Canadians living with chronic disease, however, has received little emphasis in the research literature or in health policy reform documents. A systematic review of research into factors impeding or facilitating access to formal health services for people in Canada living with chronic illness is presented. The review includes 31 studies of Canadian populations published between 1990 and 2002; main results were analyzed for facilitators and barriers to access for people experiencing chronic disease. An underlying organizing construct of symmetry between consumers, providers, and the larger Canadian system is suggested as a relevant lens from which to view the findings. Finally, a discussion of the relationship between identified factors and the principles of primary health care is offered.
PubMed ID
15870244 View in PubMed
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[A complex approach to protecting the health of military missile personnel (an interview of Colonel General V. N. Iakovlev, Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Missile Forces). Interview by N. F. Shalaev].

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature203670
Source
Voen Med Zh. 1998 Oct;319(10):5-10
Publication Type
Article
Date
Oct-1998

Addressing the non-medical determinants of health: a survey of Canada's health regions.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature165318
Source
Can J Public Health. 2007 Jan-Feb;98(1):41-7
Publication Type
Article
Author
C James Frankish
Glen E Moulton
Darryl Quantz
Arlene J Carson
Ann L Casebeer
John D Eyles
Ronald Labonte
Brian E Evoy
Author Affiliation
Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Frankish@interchange.ubc.ca
Source
Can J Public Health. 2007 Jan-Feb;98(1):41-7
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada
Cooperative Behavior
Health Care Reform - organization & administration
Health Priorities - organization & administration
Health Status Indicators
Humans
Interinstitutional Relations
Public Health Administration
Regional Health Planning - organization & administration
Rural Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Sociology, Medical
Urban health
Abstract
The Canadian health system is undergoing reform. Over the past decade a prominent trend has been creation of health regions. This structural shift is concurrent with a greater emphasis on population health and the broad determinants of health. In parallel, there is a movement toward more intersectoral collaboration (i.e., collaboration between diverse segments of the health system, and between the health system and other sectors of society). The purpose of this exploratory study is to determine the self-reported level of internal action (within regional health authorities) and intersectoral collaboration around 10 determinants of health by regional health authorities across Canada.
From September 2003 to February 2004, we undertook a survey of regional health authorities in Canadian provinces (N = 69). Using SPSS 12.0, we generated frequencies for the self-reported level of internal and intersectoral action for each determinant. Other analyses were done to compare rural/suburban and urban regions, and to compare Western, Central and Eastern Canada.
Of the 10 determinants of health surveyed, child development and personal health practices were self-reported by the majority of health regions to receive greatest attention, both internally and through intersectoral activities. Culture, gender and employment/working conditions received least attention in most regions.
The exploratory survey results give us the first Canadian snapshot of health regions' activities in relation to the broad range of non-medical determinants of health. They provide a starting data set for baselining future progress, and for beginning deeper analyses of specific areas of action and intersectoral collaboration.
PubMed ID
17278677 View in PubMed
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Advanced practice nursing in the Nordic countries.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature205152
Source
J Clin Nurs. 1998 May;7(3):257-64
Publication Type
Article
Date
May-1998
Author
M. Lorensen
D E Jones
G A Hamilton
Author Affiliation
Institute of Nursing Science, University of Oslo, Norway.
Source
J Clin Nurs. 1998 May;7(3):257-64
Date
May-1998
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Curriculum
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate - organization & administration
Education, Nursing, Graduate - organization & administration
Health Care Reform - organization & administration
Health services needs and demand
Humans
Models, Educational
Nurse Clinicians - education - organization & administration
Nurse Practitioners - education - organization & administration
Organizational Innovation
Scandinavia
Abstract
Changes in the delivery of health care and changes in population characteristics and health care requirements mandate changing requirements in nursing education. This is necessary to meet patient and family needs and to deliver quality health care. This paper describes the background to nursing education in the Nordic countries and gives an account of an initiative in Norway to prepare advanced practice nurses for clinical practice in this dynamic environment.
PubMed ID
9661389 View in PubMed
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The Alberta Cardiac Access Collaborative: improving the cardiac patient journey.

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Source
Healthc Q. 2009;13 Spec No:85-90
Publication Type
Article
Date
2009
Author
Robyn Blackadar
Mishaela Houle
Author Affiliation
Alberta Cardiac Access Collaborative.
Source
Healthc Q. 2009;13 Spec No:85-90
Date
2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alberta
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Benchmarking - organization & administration
Continuity of Patient Care - organization & administration
Coronary Artery Bypass
Evidence-Based Practice
Health Care Reform - organization & administration
Health Plan Implementation
Health Services Accessibility - organization & administration
Heart Diseases - therapy
Humans
National health programs - organization & administration
Organizational Case Studies
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Regional Health Planning - organization & administration
Systems Integration
Total Quality Management - organization & administration
Waiting Lists
Abstract
The Alberta Cardiac Access Collaborative (ACAC) is a joint initiative of Alberta's health system to improve access to adult cardiac services across the patient journey. ACAC has created new care delivery models and implemented best practices across Alberta in four streams across the continuum: heart attack, patient navigation, heart failure and arrhythmia. Emergency medical providers, nurses, primary care physicians, hospitals, cardiac specialists and clinicians are all working together to integrate services, bridge jurisdictions and geography with one aim--improving the patient journey for adults in need of cardiac care.
PubMed ID
20057256 View in PubMed
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Alberta's systems approach to chronic disease management and prevention utilizing the expanded chronic care model.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature146163
Source
Healthc Q. 2009;13 Spec No:98-104
Publication Type
Article
Date
2009
Author
Sandra Delon
Blair Mackinnon
Author Affiliation
Chronic Disease Prevention & Oral Health, Alberta Health Services.
Source
Healthc Q. 2009;13 Spec No:98-104
Date
2009
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alberta
Chronic Disease - prevention & control
Consumer Participation
Continuity of Patient Care - organization & administration
Decision Support Techniques
Disease Management
Evidence-Based Practice
Health Care Reform - organization & administration
Humans
Long-Term Care
Models, organizational
National Health Programs
Organizational Case Studies
Patient Education as Topic
Patient Participation
Patient-Centered Care
Primary Health Care - organization & administration
Self Care
Systems Integration
Total Quality Management - organization & administration
Abstract
Alberta's integrated approach to chronic disease management programming embraces client-centred care, supports self-management and facilitates care across the continuum. This paper presents strategies implemented through collaboration with primary care to improve care of individuals with chronic conditions, evaluation evidence supporting success and lessons learned from the Alberta perspective.
PubMed ID
20057258 View in PubMed
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An assessment of progress towards universal health coverage in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS).

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Source
Lancet. 2014 Dec 13;384(9960):2164-71
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-13-2014
Author
Robert Marten
Diane McIntyre
Claudia Travassos
Sergey Shishkin
Wang Longde
Srinath Reddy
Jeanette Vega
Source
Lancet. 2014 Dec 13;384(9960):2164-71
Date
Dec-13-2014
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Brazil
China
Delivery of Health Care - economics - organization & administration
Health Care Reform - organization & administration
Healthcare Financing
Humans
India
Russia
South Africa
Universal Coverage - economics - organization & administration - statistics & numerical data
Abstract
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) represent almost half the world's population, and all five national governments recently committed to work nationally, regionally, and globally to ensure that universal health coverage (UHC) is achieved. This analysis reviews national efforts to achieve UHC. With a broad range of health indicators, life expectancy (ranging from 53 years to 73 years), and mortality rate in children younger than 5 years (ranging from 10·3 to 44·6 deaths per 1000 livebirths), a review of progress in each of the BRICS countries shows that each has some way to go before achieving UHC. The BRICS countries show substantial, and often similar, challenges in moving towards UHC. On the basis of a review of each country, the most pressing problems are: raising insufficient public spending; stewarding mixed private and public health systems; ensuring equity; meeting the demands for more human resources; managing changing demographics and disease burdens; and addressing the social determinants of health. Increases in public funding can be used to show how BRICS health ministries could accelerate progress to achieve UHC. Although all the BRICS countries have devoted increased resources to health, the biggest increase has been in China, which was probably facilitated by China's rapid economic growth. However, the BRICS country with the second highest economic growth, India, has had the least improvement in public funding for health. Future research to understand such different levels of prioritisation of the health sector in these countries could be useful. Similarly, the role of strategic purchasing in working with powerful private sectors, the effect of federal structures, and the implications of investment in primary health care as a foundation for UHC could be explored. These issues could serve as the basis on which BRICS countries focus their efforts to share ideas and strategies.
PubMed ID
24793339 View in PubMed
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