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    Preventing interpersonal and self-directed violence and injuries in the Caribbean

    The issue of violence and injuries and its status as a major public health problem has gained significant political traction both internationally and within the Caribbean region during the last two decades. Internationally, the momentum began to build across the Americas in 1993 with PAHO resolution CD37...

    In short supply: pay policy and nurse numbers

    In April 2017, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS concluded that the biggest internal threat to the sustainability of the NHS is the lack of a comprehensive national strategy to secure the NHS and care system the workforce it needs. This briefing, and its two s...

    Indicators of quality of care in general practices in England: an independent review for the Secretary of State for Health

    The Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, was asked by the Secretary of State for Health to review indicators of the quality of general practice in England. We looked at how they could be made better to support improvements to care, including how they are selected and presented. Within t...

    Effective care for high-need patients: opportunities for improving outcomes, outcomes, value, and health

    Today, 1 percent of patients account for more than 20 percent of health care expenditures, and 5 percent account for nearly half of the nation’s spending on health care (Figure S-1) (Mitchell, 2016). Improving care management for this population while balancing quality and associated costs is at the fo...

    Keeping up to date: continuing professional development for health workers in developing countries

    In order for health workers to provide quality care and meet their communities’ changing health care needs, they must become lifelong learners dedicated to updating their professional knowledge, skills, values, and practice. Continuing professional development (CPD) encompasses all of the activities th...

    Optimizing clinical practice in Ontario based on data, evidence and guidelines

    Optimizing clinical practice based on data, evidence and guidelines is a challenge faced in every health system around the world. The way the challenge manifests itself at the level of the patient has been remarkably consistent over time: tough decisions made at the intersection of clinical expertise, pa...

    Staffing matters: funding counts: workforce profile and trends in the English NHS

    Health care is labour intensive, regardless of the nature of the health system, its structural characteristics, levels and sources of funding, or political underpinnings. The effective delivery of care requires decisions to be made about how much funding to allocate to staffing and what mix of skills to ...