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    Examining the public provision and funding of PET-CT Imaging for non-cancer Indications

    Positron emission tomography–computed tomography (better known as PET-CT) has revolutionized medical diagnosis since the first commercial systems reached the market in the early 2000s.(1) This advanced nuclear imaging technique combines a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner and an X-ray computed...

    Evidence from systematic reviews to inform decision making regarding financing mechanisms that improve access to health services for poor people

    Without evidence-informed action, health-related Millennium Development Goals as well as those of individual nations are unlikely to be achieved. Health policies are influenced by a variety of factors – values and beliefs, stakeholder power, institutional constraints, and donor funding flows, among oth...

    Funding health care: options for Europe

    Health care systems face ever changing and often competing demands for resources. For a health care system to be sustainable it must be able to pay for investment in buildings and equipment, training and remuneration of personnel and for drugs and other consumables. How these financial resources are gene...

    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...

    Economic crisis, health systems and health in Europe: Impact and implications for policy

    The crisis has given substance to an old and often hypothetical debate about the financial sustainability of health systems in Europe. For years it was the spectre of ageing populations, cost-increasing developments in technology and changing public expectations that haunted European policy-makers troubl...

    Policy summary 5: health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe

    When confronted by an economic shock affecting the health sector, policymakers may decide to maintain, decrease or increase current levels of public expenditure on health. With each option they could also reallocate funds within the health system to enhance efficiency. A range of tools can be used to alt...

    Policy summary 5: health policy responses to the financial crisis in Europe

    Economic shocks present policy-makers with three main challenges:o Health systems require predictable sources of revenue. Sudden interruptions to public revenue streams can make it difficult to maintain necessary levels of health care.o Cuts to public spending on health made in response to an economic sh...

    SUPPORT Tools for evidence-informed health Policymaking (STP). 3: setting priorities for supporting evidence-informed policymaking

    This article is part of a series written for people responsible for making decisions about health policies and programmes and for those who support these decision makers. Policymakers have limited resources for developing ? or supporting the development of ? evidence-informed policies and programmes. The...