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    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...

    Malaria: Global Fund proposal development (Round 11)

    The World Health Organization Guidelines for the treatment of malaria provides evidence-based and up-to-date recommendations for countries on malaria diagnosis and treatment which help countries formulate their policies and strategies. In scope, the Guidelines cover the diagnosis and treatment of uncompl...

    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 ...

    Policy brief 11: how can European states design efficient, equitable and sustainable funding systems for long-term care for older people?

    Assessing different options for the funding of long-term care – that is, nonmedical assistance provided to people with physical or mental health needs to help cope with the everyday activities of life – raises three key issues. First, it requires an assessment of the future need for long-term care se...

    Opciones de política para promover la inclusión de los jóvenes en situación de vulnerabilidad a la vida productiva de Ciudad Juárez

    La elaboración de esta publicación se dio como parte de la Iniciativa de Prevención de la Violencia y las Lesiones (VIP) en el marco de Salud y Seguridad Humana, desarrollado e implementado por un grupo de instituciones, cordinado por la Organización Panamericana de la Salud/Organización Mundial de ...

    Using audit and feedback to health professionals to improve the quality and safety of health care

    There is now extensive evidence demonstrating that there is a gap between the health care that patients receive and the practice that is recommended. In both primary and secondary care there are unwarranted variations in practice and in resulting outcomes that cannot be explained by the characteristics o...

    Evidence brief: effects of small hospital closure on patient health outcomes

    Small hospitals have less opportunity for achieving economies of scale and constraints on the range of services that can be provided. As the demand for acute medical and surgical beds declines, the number of facilities with less than 30 beds is projected to increase over the next 10 years. In light of th...