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    Policy brief: do lifelong learning and revalidation ensure that physicians are fit to practise?

    In some countries, pressure is growing to demonstrate that practising physicians continue to meet acceptable standards, driven in part by concerns that the knowledge obtained during basic training may rapidly become out of date. This takes various forms, from expectations – in some cases backed by vari...

    Policy brief: how can the migration of health service professionals be managed so as to reduce any negative effects on supply?

    The international migration of health professionals has been a growingfeature of the global health agenda since the late 1990s. In Europe, theaccession of more countries to the European Union (EU) since 2004 hasincreased the scope for mobility among health workers and raisedadditional issues within the E...

    Policy summary 4: health system performance comparison: an agenda for policy, information and research

    International health system performance comparisons have the potential to provide a rich source of evidence as well as policy influence.• Country comparisons that are not conducted with properly validated measures and unbiased policy interpretations may prompt adverse policy impacts and so caution is r...

    How can the impact of health technology assessments be enhanced?

    Policy issues• Health technology assessment (HTA) is an important tool for informing effective regulation of the diffusion and use of health technologies.• The key policy issues surrounding the use of HTA fall into three areas: (a) the bodies, decision-makers and other stakeholders involved, (b) the ...