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    What are the equity, efficiency, cost containment and choice implications of private health-care funding in western Europe?

    Over the last 20 years the level of private spending on health care has risen in many western European countries, leading to concern about its impact. The main channels of private spending are private health insurance policies and cost-sharing schemes in public health systems....

    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...

    For which strategies of suicide prevention is there evidence of effectiveness?

    Suicide is a serious global public health problem; it is associated with an array of factors, including mental illness, social isolation, physical illness, substance abuse, family violence and access to means of suicide. The epidemiology of suicide rates varies across countries and regions; those in east...

    Evidence brief: expanding uptake of hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports across Ontario

    An assessment of what is is known about problems related to expanding the uptake of hospital-based tobacco-use cessation supports, options for addressing these problems, and key implementation considerations. The evidence brief was an input to a stakeholder dialogue on the topic of expanding the uptake o...

    Advancing the integration of palliative care in the national health system

    This policy brief contributes to the evidence base of policy development for scaling up palliative care services across Uganda, particularly among population groups with ‘special needs’, such as the poor, those living in rural areas, children or parents with life-limiting diseases, the elderly, and t...

    STP: Herramientas SUPPORT para la toma de decisiones en políticas de salud informada por la evidencia 4: cómo utilizar la evidencia de la investigación para definir un problema

    Los responsables de la toma de decisiones en políticas y quienes los respaldan se encuentran, con frecuencia, en situaciones que los estimulan para intentar buscar la mejor manera de definir un problema. Estas situaciones varían desde una pregunta extraña o desafiante en la legislatura hasta descubrir...

    Retaining human resources for health in remote rural areas in Cameroon: executive summary

    This policy brief was prepared at the request of the Human Resources Directorate of the Ministry of Public Health to inform the deliberations leading to the development of the national strategic plan for the health workforce. It describes the magnitude, the consequences and the underlying factors of the ...

    Task shifting to optimise the roles of health workers to improve the delivery of maternal and child healthcare: executive summary

    There is a shortage and maldistribution of medically trained health professionals. These are important reasons why cost-effective MCH services are not available to over half the population of Uganda and progress towards the Millennium Development Goals for MCH is slow. Optimising the roles of less specia...

    Improving governance for health district development in Cameroon: executive summary

    The poor governance in Cameroonian health districts stems from a lack of clear and consistent operating procedures for district governing bodies and health services, power imbalance between district managers and community representatives, and insufficient knowledge of the existing legal and regulatory fr...

    Policy brief on improving access to artemisinin-based combination therapies for malaria in Central African Republic

    In the Central African Republic (CAR) malaria is a major public health problem and hampers socioeconomic development. It accounts for 40 percent of complaints and 10 percent of deaths in health facilities (15;17). Pregnant women, who make up 4 percent of the population, and children under 5 years of age,...