Thursday, May 8, 2008

[EQ] The provision of neonatal services

The provision of neonatal services

Data for international comparisons

Michael Hallsworth, Alice Farrands, Wija J. Oortwijn, Evi Hatziandreu
RAND Europe - 2008 RAND Corporation

Full document online PDF [183p.] at: http://rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2008/RAND_TR515.pdf

Summary PDF [9p.] at: http://rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/2008/RAND_TR515.sum.pdf

“…..This report gathers information on the provision of neonatal services in seven countries: the UK nations of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, Canada, Sweden, and Australia.

The report was produced to support the National Audit Office’s (NAO) Value for Money study of neonatal services in England. Therefore, the report aims to provide a compendium of relevant data to facilitate comparisons and benchmarking of neonatal services (organisation, statistics, and so on) in England with the above nations. The report does not, however, consider the provision of neonatal services in England itself. Since the report is concerned with international comparisons, it does not analyse differences within countries.

The report presents a comparative analysis of neonatal services, followed by chapters on specific countries. The information is presented along five research dimensions defined by the National Audit Office:
1) trends in high-risk births and associated outcomes, including mortality and co-morbidities;
2) organisation and scale of neonatal services;
3) neonatal transport services;
4) costs of neonatal services and
5) best practices for infants and their families.

The study found that all countries studied use neonatal networks, although with varying levels of formalisation, that low staffing is a pervasive problem for UK neonatal services, and that a few regions are leading the way in the development of high-quality neonatal service provision. …”

 

 

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[EQ] Population Health Policy: Issues and Options - Canada

Population Health Policy: Issues and Options

 

Canada:
Fourth Report of the Subcommittee on Population Health of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology

 

Chair The Honourable Wilbert J. Keon

Deputy Chair The Honourable Lucie P├ępin

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health - NNDH, Canada April 2008

 

Available online PDF file [38p.] at: http://www.nccdh.ca/downloads/_rep10apr08-e_may7.pdf

 

This report purpose is to: outline the major issues facing the development of population health policy in Canada; present policy options to
a) improve overall health status and
b) reduce health disparities; and launch a public debate on the role of the federal government in the development and implementation of population health policy.

 

Content:

 

WHAT IS POPULATION HEALTH?

WHAT ARE THE DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH?

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF HEALTH DETERMINANTS?

HOW SERIOUS ARE HEALTH DISPARITIES IN CANADA?

Early Childhood Development

Income and Socio-Economic Status

Education

Geography

Aboriginal Status

Gender

Other

WHY GOVERNMENTS SHOULD IMPLEMENT POPULATION HEALTH POLICY

WHICH ISSUES MUST BE ADDRESSED AND WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

Issue 1: Tracking Health Outcomes and Supporting Research on Interventions to Enhance the Health of the Population

Possible Option: Expand and Enrich the Population Health Database

Possible Option: Invest in More Population Health Research and Enhance the Translation of Knowledge

Issue 2: Reorienting Government Policy

Possible Option: Undertake an Interdepartmental Spending Review

Possible Option: Establish Health Goals

Possible Option: Require Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

Possible Option: Implement a Federal Population Health Strategy

Possible Option: Establish a F/P/T Population Health Policy Framework

Possible Option: Strengthen Intersectoral Action: Engaging Communities

Issue 3: Implementing an Aboriginal Population Health Strategy

Possible Option: Implement a Comprehensive Aboriginal Population Health Strategy

Possible Option: Adopt a Step-by-Step Approach to Implementation of an Aboriginal Population Health Strategy

Possible Option: Strengthen Peer-Learning Among Aboriginal Populations

Issue 4: Fostering Political Will

Possible Option: Raise Public Awareness

Possible Option: Mobilize and Engage the Non-Health Sector in Population Health Action

Possible Option: Build Consensus Among Key Stakeholders on Priority Actions

APPENDIX 1

 

Substantive Reports

- Fourth Report: Tenth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science & Technology, which deals with:
Population Health Policy: Issues And Options
PDF:
http://www.parl.gc.ca/39/2/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/soci-e/rep-e/rep10apr08-e.pdf

- Third Report: Ninth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science & Technology, which deals with:
Population Health Policy: Federal, Provincial And Territorial Perspectives

- Second Report: Eighth Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science & Technology, which deals with:
Maternal Health and Early Childhood Development in Cuba

- First Report: Seventh Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science & Technology, which deals with:
Population Health Policy: International Perspectives

 

 

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