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The Journal of Participatory Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that aims to advance the understanding and practice of participatory medicine among health care professionals and patients. Participatory medicine is a model of cooperative health care that seeks to achieve active involvement by patients, professionals, and caregivers across the continuum of care.
Take advantage of early-bird registration fees in effect until April 30th to attend the annual National Conference of the Dietitians of Canada, taking place in Ottawa from June 12 to 14, 2014. The conference will highlight the latest in nutrition science and provide access to top experts.
Empirical measures to assess implementation leadership do not currently exist. This paper describes an experimental measure called the Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS), which was applied to 459 US clinicians. The 12-item scale with four subscales (representing proactive, knowledgeable, supportive and perseverant leadership) was judged to be an efficient measure of unit-level leadership for implementation.
The HelseOmsorg21 initiative was set up by Norway’s Ministry of Health to develop a new research and innovation strategy for the country’s health services. Commissioned by the initiative, this report presents rapid evidence reviews on capacity building, data linkage and innovation incentives that summarize the literature and provide applicable international examples.
This guide produced by the Australian government is designed to help government departments and agencies formulate implementation plans that clearly articulate how new policies, programs and services will be delivered on time, on budget, and to expectations. The guide supports a new government initiative to improve program governance and development.
The dissemination of surgical innovation in the UK has been historically uneven and handicapped by institutional and practice barriers. This report explores the barriers and drivers that shape patterns of adoption in the UK's National Health Service (NHS). It includes a detailed analysis of factors that influenced uptake of five now-standard surgical procedures.
Pioneered in the US, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are provider organizations that assume accountability for the costs and quality of care. This paper explores the feasibility of establishing ACOs in Ontario, and concludes that they are powerful vehicles for aligning physician and hospital interests in cost reduction and quality improvement.
Based on findings from previous reports by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), this study measures health system efficiency in Canada to gain insight into factors explaining variations in efficiency at the health-region level. The study includes an analysis of what makes some health regions more efficient than others.
Canada’s healthcare system must fulfill an unprecedented increase in demand amidst widespread budget cuts. This conference, organized by the Strategy Institute, features best practices in Canada for maximizing employee engagement and retention in a resource-starved environment. The conference takes place in Toronto on May 13 and 14, 2014.
Priorities 2014 is the biennial conference of the International Society on Priorities in Health Care (ISPHC). The 10th International Conference will be held in Melbourne from November 10 to 12, 2014. The International Society on Priorities in Health Care was formed in 1996 to strengthen the theory and practice of priority setting in health care.
-Relative Risk: it’s easy to calculate and interpret -Types of Reviews – What kind of review do we need? -Effectiveness of Interventions - Understanding the Number Needed to Treat Learn how to use and interpret these concepts in just a few minutes! Visit the NCCMT website to watch all the “Understanding Research Evidence” videos or to learn about the other products and services available from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools!
This website makes Cochrane evidence readily accessible through weekly blogs and articles containing new or updated Cochrane reviews on health topics. Different series of blogs are aimed at patients and carers, healthcare professionals and policymakers, and academics and researchers. The site features a number of discussion forums.
A free, interactive and self-paced module designed for public health practitioners, program managers/directors and staff responsible for finding and assessing research evidence to support decisions about public health interventions. Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews gives you the knowledge you need to quickly and efficiently appraise review-level research evidence to inform your public health decisions. Check out Critical Appraisal of Systematic Reviews in the Learning Centre now!
A new study published by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) examines the role of union actors in the return to work of people who experienced depression, and their perspectives on factors that facilitate or hinder return to work.
This action-research report published by the MSSS examines improvement practices related to the prevention of sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections. The project aimed to develop, test and evaluate on an ongoing basis a collaborative approach between DSP, CSSS and clinical settings, focused on a strategy of sustained support or facilitation to better integrate prevention in clinician practices.