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    Identifying the effects of home care on improving health outcomes, client satisfaction and health system sustainability

    Enhancing acess to home and community care has been established as a key priority across provincial and territorial health systems in Canada. A key reason for this is an aging population and the continued increases in the rates of chronic disease that are expected, which can often be effectively managed ...

    What are the advantages and disadvantages of restructuring a health care system to be more focused on primary care services?

    Governments are searching for ways to improve the equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of their health systems. In recent years there has been an acceptance of the important role of primary health care in helping to achieve these aims. However, there have been no systematic reviews on pr...

    What are the arguments for community-based mental health care?

    Mental disorders are responsible for about 12 - 15 % of the world’s total disability – more than cardiovascular diseases, and twice as much as cancer. Their impact on daily life is even more extensive, accounting for more than 30% of all years lived with disability. Findings: There are no persuasive ...

    Are disease management programmes (DMPs) effective in improving quality of care for people with chronic conditions?

    Chronic diseases account for most of the burden of disease in the European Region. Although there are effective interventions for the management of various chronic conditions, there are also wide practice variations in the delivery of care. DMPs are one of the measures intended to address this situation....

    How can hospital performance be measured and monitored?

    Measurement is central to the concept of quality improvement; it provides a means to define what hospitals actually do, and to compare that with the original targets in order to identify opportunities for improvement....

    What are the best strategies for ensuring quality in hospitals?

    Ensuring the safety of patients and personnel and improving quality have become important objectives for national health systems in developed and developing countries alike, in response to research highlighting poor quality, increasing patient expectations, and media reports. There is a general belief, s...

    What is the evidence on effectiveness of capacity building of primary health care professionals in the detection, management and outcome of depression?

    Depression is a common health care problem and is largely managed in primary care, with little or no specialist input from secondary care services. The quality of care is often low, with poor recognition of the condition, inadequate prescription, poor compliance with medication and poor provision and upt...

    What are the most effective diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for the management of depression in specialist care?

    Depression is a major illness with health and social effects similar to those for chronic diseases like hypertension, congestive heart failure or diabetes. The Global Burden of Disease Programme of WHO indicates that depressive disorders are among the most important causes of death and disability in both...

    How effective are different types of day care services for people with severe mental disorders?

    Day care is considered to be an important component of psychiatric services, but the evidence on different forms of day care is not easy to interpret. This review evaluates five main forms of day care for adults with severe mental disorders: acute psychiatric day hospital care, transitional psychiatric d...

    Promouvoir l’Adhésion Universelle aux Mécanismes d’Assurance Maladie au Cameroun

    La présente note d’information stratégique vise à éclairer les parties concernées par la faible adhésion des citoyens aux divers systèmes d’assurance maladie sur le marché camerounais et propose trois options visant à améliorer l’accès équitable aux services et soins de santé. Le syst...