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Healthcare policy

Call for healthcare to be assessed on outcomes not activity

10 January 2017 - As static budgets come head-to-head with spiralling demand, Europe must find a way to get more out of its substantial investment in health. A Science|Business event hears the answer lies in measuring patient outcomes to understand what works

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Patient outcomes

UK Apply outcomes to assess – and address – inequality in Europe’s heath care systems

9 January 2017 - High quality does not always equate to high value in healthcare. Teasing out what works is essential to making Europe’s healthcare systems sustainable for the future

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UK Rx for the elderly: Get a female doctor, study suggests

8 January 2017 - Harvard research shows people are less likely to be readmitted to hospital – and less likely to die – after treatment by female doctors

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Why measure patient outcomes?

20 December 2016 - Healthcare and policy experts from across the EU say that measuring patient outcomes will enable member-states to move from hospital- to patient-centered healthcare systems.

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Denmark Danish regions testing new ways to finance health services

A series of pilot projects will use patient outcomes to inform funding decisions, initiating a move from activity-based to value-based healthcare

13 December 2016

Norway MedTech Forum, Brussels: Norway puts pain ahead of price when picking catheters

A Norwegian hospital group factored in patient perception of pain and when deciding which intravenous catheters to buy. As a result, it bought more expensive devices, but they are easier to use, saving time, reducing pain

12 December 2016
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Research & Reports

 European Commission: Big data in public health, telemedicine and healthcare

A European Commission report describes ten examples of the implementation of big data in health from across member states and sets out policy recommendations for improving the performances of European healthcare systems

Patient preferences in devices for self-reporting outcomes in clinical trials

Research groups in Geneva and Boston surveyed 103 subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) about their preferences for using different types of electronic devices in clinical trials, including computers, internet and smartphones.

UK report on interpreting patient-reported outcomes from clinical trials

Researchers from the University of London, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline have developed a set of questions for practicing clinicians to consider when reviewing the results of patient-reported outcome (PROs) measures and effectiveness of medical procedures.

Ten actions to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing

The final report of the Realising the Value programme, an 18-month programme funded by NHS England in support of its Five Year Forward View sets out ten key actions on what should be done and how people need to work differently, to put people and communities at the heart of health and wellbeing.

Germany: Web technologies encourage breast cancer patients to report symptoms more than ever

This systematic review of PRO measurements in cancer clinical trials in Germany identified studies that use these measures and assessed the feasibility of collecting this type of patient-reported data in cancer clinical practice.

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Patient Measures – a guide to the field

Many researchers now think that a key to improving healthcare is asking patients what they think of their treatments: What worked? Here, Science|Business Healthy Measures offers a quick guide to the literature.

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Events

Patient outcomes: The drive to revamp Europe’s health systems

4 April 2017, Lyon, france

Science|Business Healthy Measures session, at BIOVISION

Other events

event Putting People at the Centre: The Future of Health

On 16-17 January 2017 the OECD will host a meeting for Ministers of Health and a High-Level Policy Forum on people-centred care, at OECD Headquarters in Paris.

Paris - 16 January 2017

event DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient’s Journey

DigiHealth UK: Enhancing the Patient’s Journey will promote the best practices in digital healthcare innovation along the patient journey as well as the very latest opportunities on the horizon in the health and social care sector.

London - 02 March 2017

event Patient Safety Global Action Summit

Second Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety

Bonn, Germany - 29 March 2017

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