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    Comparing multi-component chronic-disease programs to disease-specific programs

    The provincial Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Strategy from 2008-12 (and then renewed until 2016) began with a focus on diabetes.(1) The strategy had a stated intention to expand beyond diabetes to a broader chronic-disease management approach. However, to determine whether it would be benefic...

    Identifying risk and protective factors for quality clinical practice

    We identified two overviews of systematic reviews, 18 systematic reviews and 17 primary studies from our searches that were relevant to the questions posed. The primary studies address the first question about risk factors for unsafe clinical practice, and both of the overviews and all of the systematic ...

    Supporting advances in quality in health systems

    As noted by the Health Council of Canada in 2013, there are many definitions of quality in healthcare, but a common conception of it is “the degree to which health services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes and are consistent with current professional kn...

    Regulating entrepreneurial behaviour in Europe

    There has been a dramatic upsurge of entrepreneurialism in health care systems in Europe, spurred by interests in better efficiency and quality. The characteristics of entrepreneurial behaviour include seeking opportunity, promoting innovation, and genuine accountability. However, experience so far indic...

    Cross border health care in Europe

    This policy brief provides a review of current information and issues relating to cross-border health care in Europe. Following an overview of current patterns of patient mobility, the policy brief looks in turn at the legal framework for mobility, the financial implications, approaches to quality monito...

    Configuring the hospital in the 21st century

    In this policy brief, we will take a fresh look at the hospital, and examine the questions that policy-makers need to be asking about its role in the health care system. Although most health care takes places outside hospitals, for most people, they have come to symbolize the health care system. The capa...