Tag Archives: International Comparisons

More on NHS Funding and Expenditure: Questions of Balance Regarding Income Versus Outgoings (BBC News / King’s Fund / Health Foundation / BMJ)

Summary NHS England hopes to save between £100 – £400 million of spending annually, by no longer funding / prescribing products and services identified by NHS Clinical Commissioners as having little or no clinical value. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, … Continue reading

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Trends in Life Expectancy: International Comparisons (BBC / Lancet)

Summary Researchers at Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO) have analysed lifespan projections in 35 industrialised countries, partly with a view to informing the debate(s) regarding future challenges for pensions and elderly health and social care. They … Continue reading

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People With Dementia Living Alone in the Community (Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease)

Summary Research, based on experiences and outcomes concerning people with dementia living alone (with and without help from an informal caregiver) in Germany, indicates that it is possible – provided adequate support services are available – to survive without significant … Continue reading

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BBC’s State of the NHS: Keep Calm and Carry-On (BBC News)

Summary Continuing in the vein of the broad theme of BMJ’s mini-series on the NHS in 2017, BBC News is currently running a short season of news pieces on the State of the NHS (and social care). Concentrating the Mind … Continue reading

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Local Health Systems: Principles of Re-Design and Performance Measurement (LGA / King’s Fund / ADASS / SOLACE / CfPS / ADPH)

Summary The Local Government Association has issued a list of basic principles for planning service re-design. Local systems should aim to meet these fundamental requirements for improving services to achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes. Full Text Link Reference Shared … Continue reading

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Cancer Survival Trends: International Comparisons (BBC News / British Journal of Cancer)

Summary Research comparing cancer survival trends in England against statistics from five other countries, over 15 years, indicates that England’s performance on cancer survival remains poorer than that in other countries with similar health systems. Survival with breast, colon, rectum, … Continue reading

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A New International Comparative Assessment of NHS Performance (BBC News / Health Foundation / Nuffield Trust)

Summary A recent Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust QualityWatch report, entitled “Focus on: International comparisons of healthcare quality”, explores the ways that the quality of care in the UK has changed between 2000 and 2013, with international comparisons against 14 … Continue reading

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BBC’s Cost of Care Project (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has launched an online calculator, and guide, explaining how the care system for people aged over-65 works in England. It illustrates how much services might actually cost. Full Text Link Reference Holt, A. [and] Triggle, N. (2015). … Continue reading

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European Health at a Glance (European Commission)

Summary This report summarises statistical data on health, and health systems, in 35 European countries, including all European Union member states, candidate European countries (not Albania) and European Free Trade Association countries. There is a section on dementia prevalence (among … Continue reading

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GP Out-of-Hours Services: Learning From International Acute Care Models (Monitor / Committee of Public Accounts / NAO)

Summary Monitor studied acute service models internationally to inform the development of potential new models of care in the NHS. “…the NHS may be able to reduce attendances at A&E and provide better services for patients if it was able … Continue reading

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