Results: 40

    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...

    Assessing future health workforce needs

    The choice of a strategy to assess the future health workforce (HW) is value-based and depends on what health outcomes and service objectives policy-makers have set.Various models, approaches and toolkits have been proposed and tried over the years by international agencies, as well as by individual coun...

    Policy brief: How can the settings used to provide care to older people be balanced?

    The optimal balance between institutional, home-based and community care for older adults requires an effective mix of organizational, funding and delivery mechanisms for target populations. This spans health and social care, and the coordination of care must respect older people’s care preferences and...

    Policy brief: how can chronic disease management programmes operate across care settings and providers?

    Improved health care, lifestyle changes and changing demography mean that more people are living longer and often with chronic diseases that cannot currently be cured. Advances in health care that support longer life are to be celebrated, but health care systems cannot cope with the increasing incidence ...

    Issue brief: engaging health system decision-makers in supporting comprehensive chronic pain management in provincial and territorial healthcare systems in Canada

    The lack of health system decision-maker engagement in supporting comprehensive chronic pain management in provincial and territorial healthcare systems in Canada can be understood by considering four sets of interrelated issues: 1) lack of awareness of chronic pain; 2) lack of awareness of limitations i...

    Policy brief 12: how can gender equity be addressed through health systems?

    Gender differences in health and in how well health systems and health care services meet the needs of women and men are well known: in Europe, there are variations in terms of life expectancy, the risk of mortality and morbidity, health behaviours and in the use of health care services. There is also in...

    The retention of health workers in rural and remote areas in Mozambique

    The number of health workers in Mozambique is insufficient to enable the achievement of the country‟s population health goals. This problem is compounded by the uneven distribution of health care works by province and by area of residence, and by a weak and under-resourced national health system which ...

    Policy brief: when do vertical (stand-alone) programmes have a place in health systems?

    The terms vertical and integrated are widely used in health service delivery, but each describes a range of phenomena. In practice, the dichotomy between them is not rigid, and the extent of verticality or integration varies between programmes – including (1) a vertically funded, managed, delivered and...

    Reducing maternal mortality in Morocco: Sharing experience and sustaining progress

    Although not using EVIPNet methodologies yet, this policy brief is helpful in showing how Morocco has implemented efficient strategies of intervention to accelerate the reduction of maternal mortality. The exercise of the evidence informed policy brief writing with multisectoral health players such as UN...

    How can European health systems support investment in and the implementation of population health strategies?

    Key messagesPolicy issue and associated policy challenges• Population health is influenced by a variety of factors, many of whichrequire action outside the health system.• The health and socioeconomic costs of the key contributors to poor healthin Europe are substantial. Many of these health problems...