Health


Electronic Health Records

CRS

A 6-page US report on the principal policy issues concerned with the adoption of electronic health records in the US

Posted: 2007-12-06

Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness Research

CRS

This 54-page US report provides a background, history and overview of comparative clinical effectiveness research

Posted: 2007-10-24

Pandemic Influenza: An Analysis of State Preparedness and Response Plans

CRS

A 31-page US report examining state pandemic plans and identifying outstanding challenges

, Posted: 2007-10-16

PEPFAR: From Emergency to Sustainability

CRS

A 24-page US report focusing on key issues relevant to the reauthorization of PEPFAR, the US plan for AIDS relief

Posted: 2007-10-11

Avian Influenza in Poultry and Wild Birds

CRS

An 18-page US report on avian influenza

, Posted: 2007-02-20

Foreign Countries' Response to the Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus: Current status

CRS

A 14-page US report highlighting recent efforts by affected countries to control the spread of the avian influenza (H5N1) virus

, Posted: 2007-02-20

International HIV/AIDS, Tubercolosis and Malaria: Key Changes to US Programs and Funding

CRS

This 23-page US report discusses changes in the coordination and funding for international HIV/AIDS, tubercolosis and malaria by the US

, Posted: 2008-07-31

The 2009 Influenza Pandemic: An Overview

CRS

A 35-page US report providing a synopsis of key events, actions taken, and authorities invoked by WHO, the U.S. federal government, and state and local governments. It then discusses the WHO process to determine the phase of a flu pandemic, selected activities by the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, and selected activities by state and local authorities. Next, it lists congressional hearings held to date, and provides information about appropriations and funding for pandemic flu activities. Finally, it summarizes U.S. government pandemic flu planning documents and lists sources for additional information about the situation

, Posted: 2009-09-11

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

CRS

This report provides background information on the Global Fund, discusses changes the Global Fund has made to improve the efficiency of its programs and address allegations of corruption, outlines U.S. funding for the Fund, and analyzes issues Congress might consider as it debates the appropriate level of U.S support to provide the Fund

, Posted: 2011-07-13

U.S. Response to the Global Threat of Tuberculosis: Basic Facts

CRS

A 15-page US report outlining basic facts related to global TB, including characteristics of the epidemic and U.S. legislation, programmes, funding, and partnerships related to the global response to TB

Posted: 2012-01-24

U.S. Global Health Assistance: Background and Issues for the 113th Congress

CRS

This 38-page US report offers an overview of U.S. Global Health Assistance

, Posted: 2013-06-28

Using Pediatric Care and Practitioners to Ensure Children are Ready to Learn

CSSP

This 21-page US paper reports on a match of two programmes focusing on children's developmental health

, Posted: 2008-02-20

Access to ARV Treatment: Aid, Trade and Governance in Uganda

Danish Institute for International Studies

A 59-page Danish working paper examining how the disconnects between international and national priorities, and between trade and aid, are currently affecting access to ARVs in Uganda

Posted: 2004-10-19

Keeping the Child in Mind: Child Protection Practice and Parental Mental Health

Department for Families and Communities - South Australia

A 59-page Australian report seeking to identify the numbers of substantiated child abuse and neglect cases in South Australia where parental mental health difficulties have been identified as a significant risk factor

, Posted: 2011-07-14

Service and Support Requirements of People with Younger Onset Dementia and their Families Final Report

Department of Family and Community Services - Australia

This 164-page Australian report looks at the specialist needs and support needed for people with dementia aged 65 years and younger and for Aboriginal people aged 50 years and younger who have dementia

, Posted: 2013-01-07

Tuberculosis Prevention and Treatment

Department of Health

A 60-page UK toolkit for planning, commissioning and delivering high-quality tuberculosis prevention and treatment services in the UK

Posted: 2007-06-19

Analysis of the National Childhood Obesity Database 2005-06

Department of Health

A 23-page summary of the data availabale on childhood obesity in the UK

, Posted: 2006-12-29

The Potential Impact of an Opt Out System for Organ Donation in the UK

Department of Health

This independent 40-page UK report investigates the potential impact of changing to an opt-out system of consent for organ donation.

Posted: 2008-11-18

Putting prevention first. Vascular Checks: Risk Assessment and Management

Department of Health

This 70-page UK document assesses the impact of new checks for vascular diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Posted: 2008-11-18

Improving the Patient Experience: Sharing Success in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities: The King's Fund's Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme

Department of Health

This is a 131-page UK report on nurse-led projects improving environments for care in mental health and learning disabilities services

, Posted: 2009-03-13

Assessment of the Evercare Programme in England 2003-2004: Executive Summary

Department of Health - U.K.

The 12-page executive summary of an assessment of the outcomes in a number of pilots introducing the Evercare model, providing care to frail, elderly patients by adopting a case management approach

, Posted: 2005-06-29

Preventing Meningitis

Department of Health - UK

A UK report providing information about meningitis, its symptoms and the campaigns used to help fight the disease (single page linking to each section)

Posted: 2006-11-28

Cost Benefit Analysis of Health Impact Assessment

Department of Health - UK

A 49-page report of the costs and benefits of health impact assessment in the UK's National Health Service

Posted: 2006-11-28

Links between Juvenile Sexually Abusive Behaviour and Emerging Severe Personality Disorder Traits in Childhood

Department of Health - UK

A 90-page report of a study of juvenile sexual abusers referred to specialist mental health services in the UK

, Posted: 2006-11-06

Health Effects of Climate Change in the UK: 2008

Department of Health - UK

A 129-page updated UK report on the health effects of climate change

, Posted: 2008-02-13

Clean, Safe Care

Department of Health - UK

A 40-page UK guidance drawing on recent initiatives to tackle healthcare-associated infections

Posted: 2008-01-17

Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections

Department of Health - UK

This 44-page UK code of practice is designed to help public health bodies to plan and implement measures to prevent and control healthcare-associated infections

Posted: 2008-01-17

National Stroke Strategy

Department of Health - UK

An 83-page UK strategy document providing a framework for improving stroke services

Posted: 2007-12-07

Research Evidence on the Effectiveness of Self Care Support

Department of Health - UK

This 129-page UK document provides evidence on the effectiveness of self care support

Posted: 2007-11-26

Pandemic Influenza: Surge Capacity and Prioritisation in Health Service: Provisional UK Guidelines

Department of Health - UK

This 58-page UK document provides guidance on the surge capacity needed to respond to an increased volume of patients during an influenza pandemic

, Posted: 2007-11-26

Research Evidence on the Effectiveness of Self Care Support

Department of Health - UK

A 129-page UK-produced evidence base on the effectiveness of self care support

Posted: 2007-11-23

Report of the High Level Group on Clinical Effectiveness

Department of Health - UK

A 56-page UK report on the scope for improving clinical effectiveness in the NHS

Posted: 2007-10-26

Best Practice Guidance: Specification for Adult Medium Secure Services

Department of Health - UK

A 72-page UK best practice document giving a set of principles to guide those providing medium-secure mental health services

Posted: 2007-08-31

Best Practices in Managing Risk

Department of Health - UK

This 70-page UK document lays out principles and guidance for best practice in the assessment and management of risk to self and others in mental health services

Posted: 2007-07-04

Modernising Adult Social Care: What's Working

Department of Health - UK

This 128-page report assesses the progress and outcomes of the process to modernise social services in Britain

, Posted: 2007-06-26

Working Together for Better Diabetes Care: Clinical Case for Change

Department of Health - UK

A 16-page UK report setting out how UK diabetes services are changing to meet the needs of patients, and how they need to change in the future

Posted: 2007-05-23

Commissioning a Brighter Future: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

Department of Health - UK

A 32-page document providing organisations with examples of best practice in the provision of psychological therapies in England

Posted: 2007-05-15

Getting it Right for People with Cancer

Department of Health - UK

An 18-page document outling how UK health services are being configured to meet the needs of cancer patients

Posted: 2007-05-15

Report of the Independent Expert Working Group on the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalised Patients

Department of Health - UK

A 76-page UK report on how current best practice and guidance on managing the prevention of thromboembolism in hospitalised patients can be promoted and implemented

Posted: 2007-04-21

Healthy Living Social Marketing Initiative: A Review of the Evidence

Department of Health - UK

A 40-page UK report examining the drivers of obesity and issues concerning changes in the behaviour leading to obesity

Posted: 2007-03-20

International Experiences of Using Community Treatment Orders

Department of Health - UK

A 222-page UK review of research into international experiences of using community treatment orders

Posted: 2007-03-12

Health is Global: Proposals for a UK Government-Wide Strategy

Department of Health - UK

This 64-page report provides the rationale for a UK government-wide strategy for global health

, Posted: 2007-03-12

Trust, Assurance and Safety: The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century

Department of Health - UK

This 100-page UK White Paper sets out a programme of reform to the UK's system for the regulation of health professionals

Posted: 2007-02-26

Report of the National Patient Choice Survey, England: September 2006

Department of Health - UK

This 25-page UK report provides the results of a national survey assessing the implementation of patient choices at primary care trust level

Posted: 2007-02-26

Global Health Partnerships: The UK Contribution to Health in Developing countries

Department of Health - UK

This 180-page report describes how UK experience and expertise in health could be used to best effect to help improve health in developing countries

, Posted: 2007-02-20

Coding for Success: Simple Technology for Safer Patient Care

Department of Health - UK

This 52-page UK document describes how bar-coding and similar technology can be used to improve patient safety, reduce costs and improve efficiency

Posted: 2007-02-20

Safer Practice in Renal Medicine

Department of Health - UK

A 36-page UK guide for reducing healthcare-associated infections such as MRSA

Posted: 2007-01-08

Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse

Department of Health - UK

This 95-page UK document sets out a programme of work to equip service and professionals to identify and respond to the health and mental health needs of victims affected by domestic and sexual violence and abuse

Posted: 2006-06-28

Turning the Corner: Improving Diabetes Care

Department of Health - UK

This 72-page report highlights progress in the treatment of diabetes in Britain

Posted: 2006-06-14

Fluoridation of Drinking Water: Advice from the Chief Dental Officer

Department of Health - UK

A 21-page letter from England's Chief Dental Officer explaining the benefits of fluoridation of drinking water for oral health

Posted: 2006-06-14

Transition: Getting It Right for Young Children

Department of Health - UK

A 48-page UK guide for health care professionals on improving the transition of young people with long-term conditions from children's to adult health services

Posted: 2006-03-26

Supporting People With Long-Term Conditions to Self-Care: A Guide to Developing Local Strategies and Good Practice

Department of Health - UK

This 56-page U.K. guide shows how health and social care services can support people with long terms conditions to self-care

Posted: 2006-02-27

Common Core Principles to Support Self Care

Department of Health - UK

This 36-page UK guide sets out principles and best practice for the implementation of self care

Posted: 2008-05-04

Towards a Framework for Violence and Abuse Prevention

Department of Health - UK

This UK framework report outlines the impact of violence and abuse on health and inequalities. It looks at why violence and abuse happen and makes links between the different forms of violence and abuse. It also provides a framework for intervention to prevent violence and abuse from occurring in the first place.

, Posted: 2008-12-12

Pandemic Influenza: Guidance on Preparing Maternity Services

Department of Health - UK

This 36-page UK document identifies key issues and provides a guidance framework to enable and support the decisions on how maternity services providers will need to act during a pandemic, covering the period from conception to just after birth.

, Posted: 2008-12-12

Clostridium Difficile Infection: How to Deal with the Problem

Department of Health - UK

This 140-page UK guidance outlines new evidence and approaches to delivering good infection control and environmental hygiene

, Posted: 2009-01-23

Living Well with Dementia: A National Dementia Strategy

Department of Health - UK

The 104-page UK National Dementia Strategy is intended to transform the quality of dementia care. It sets out initiatives designed to make the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families better and more fulfilled.

, Posted: 2009-02-04

Report to the Minister for Ageing on Residential Care and People with Psychogeriatric Disorders 2008

Department of Health and Ageing

This 43-page Australian report highlights the fact that the best care outcomes for people with psychogeriatric disorders are achieved where there is effective integration and cooperation across sectors. Collaborative networks across the primary health, mental health and aged care service sectors are critical.

, Posted: 2009-02-13

National Mental Health Policy 2008

Department of Health and Ageing

This 33-page Australian policy document works towards ensuring that Australia has a mental health system that detects and intervenes early in illness, promotes recovery, and ensures that all Australians with a mental illness have access to effective and appropriate treatment and community supports to enable them to participate in the community fully

Posted: 2009-03-12

Barriers and Incentives to Treatment for Illicit Drug Users with Mental Health Comorbidities and Complex Vulnerabilities

Department of Health and Ageing - Australia

This 157-page Australian monograph reports on a project studying the barriers and incentives to treatment for drug users with mental health comorbidities, from the perspectives of both service users and providers

, Posted: 2007-12-09

Alerting the Community to the Link between Illicit Drugs and Mental Illness

Department of Health and Ageing - Australia

A 103-page report on the understanding of the link between illicit drugs and mental illness among Australians

, Posted: 2007-10-14

National Dementia Research Workshop

Department of Health and Ageing - Australia

The presentations given at the National Dementia Research Workshop in Melbourne ( single page linking to each presentation)

, Posted: 2006-01-03

A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s Future

Department of Health and Ageing - Australia

This document sets out major structural reforms to establish the financing and governance foundations of a National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s future

, Posted: 2010-03-12

Seasonal Flu Vaccination for Young Children

Department of Health and Ageing - Australia

A 2-page bulletin by Australia's Chief Medical Officer concerning the monitoring of side effects with this year's seasonal flu vaccine in children under five years of age

, Posted: 2010-08-21

Needle and Syringe Program; Treatment Service Users (TSU) Project: Phase Two

Department of Health and Ageing - Australia

This project implemented consumer participation demonstration projects in a variety of drug treatment settings in Australia

, Posted: 2011-06-28

Communities Tackle Chronic Disease to Live Longer

Department of Health and Ageing - Australia

Details of new Australian health promotion projects aimed at increasing awareness of chronic disease and promoting better health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

, Posted: 2012-09-16

System-level Intersectoral Linkages Between the Mental Health and Non-clinical Support Sectors

Department of Health and Ageing - Australia

This 33-page Australian report summarises evidence regarding outcomes attributed to system-level intersectoral linkages between the mental health and non-clinical support sectors

Posted: 2012-10-26

Preventable Chronic Diseases in Aboriginal Populations

Department of Health and Families

The purpose of this 62-page Australian paper is to provide background information about chronic diseases in the Aboriginal population in the NT and to stimulate input and comment to assist in the revision of the Preventable Chronic diseases Strategy (PCDS) and implementation plan

, Posted: 2009-09-11

Adult Critical Care: Specialist Pharmacy Practice

Department of Health U.K.

A 31-page U.K. document describing guidance on the practice, skills and experience needed by pharmacists wishing to specialise in the adult critical care area

Posted: 2005-06-22

Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS

Department of Health UK

This 61-page White Paper sets out the UK Government's long-term vision for the future of the National Health Service

Posted: 2010-09-01

Ministerial Review into the Public Health Response into the Adverse Events to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine: Final Report to the Minister for Health

Department of Health, Western Australia

The 113-page report into an alarming rise in adverse events following immunisation against seasonal influenza in Western Australia

, Posted: 2010-08-15

Key Directions for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme

Department of Social Services

This 57-page discussion paper briefly discusses the current system of home support programmes for frail, older people in Australia, the challenges the system faces, and the need for reform

, Posted: 2014-06-18

Better Practice Guide to Complaint Handling in Aged Care Services

Dept. of Health - Australia

A 32-page Australian booklet providing an evidence-based approach to complaint handling in a plain English, easy-to-understand format

, Posted: 2013-10-26

NHS Emergency Planning Guidance 2005

Dept. of Health - UK

A 34-page best practice guide prepared for UK National Health Service organisations to plan, prepare and respond to emergencies resulting in an abnormal casualty situation

, Posted: 2006-11-15

Care Planning in Diabetes

Dept. of Health - UK, Diabetes UK

This 60-page UK report provides guidance on the care planning process for diabetes services

Posted: 2006-12-05

Research and Evidence in Suicide Prevention

Dept. of Health and Ageing

An 88-page Australian report setting the context for suicide prevention activiity and summarizing recent research

Posted: 2008-08-04

IT for Aged Care Providers

Dept. of Health and Ageing

This 96-page Australian guide gives aged care providers information to help them make the most of computer technology

, Posted: 2008-09-06

Evaluating the Cost-effectiveness of Needle and Syringe Programs in Australia 2009

Dept. of Health and Ageing

This 205-page Australian report considers the population benefits, value and cost-effectiveness of needle and syringe programs

, Posted: 2009-10-28

Rethinking Health Sector -wide Approaches Through the Lens of Aid Effectiveness

Development Policy Centre, Crawford School of Economics and Government

This 52-page Australian paper argues that the theory of change underlying SWAps is highly consistent with effective aid, while the practice is not

, Posted: 2012-02-24

A Snapshot of Early Childhood Development in Australia

DEWR

This 40-page Australian report provides a national picture of children’s health and development

, Posted: 2009-12-15

Health and Care Sevices for Older People

DH

A 90-page UK report summarising the key findings of a group of studies on older people's use of services

, Posted: 2008-10-06

Treatment of Heart Attack National Guidance

DH

The 47-psge final report of a UK feasibility study looking at how far angioplasty can be rolled out as the main treatment for heart attack in place of clot-busting drugs

Posted: 2008-10-20

Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A Cross-Government Strategy for England

DH - UK

A 56-page UK strategy document for a sustained programme to support people to maintain a healthy weight

Posted: 2008-01-30

A Guide to Hormone Therapy for Trans People

DH - UK

A 32-page UK guide providing information about the benefits of hormone therapy for trans people and the risks and side effects

Posted: 2008-01-08

Paying For (Expensive) Drugs in the Statutory System:An Overview of Experiences in 13 Countries

DH - UK

This 61-page UK report presents the findings of research on international comparisons of access to expensive medicines.

Posted: 2008-11-07

National Confidential Study of Deaths Following MRSA Infection

DH-UK

A UK letter summarizing the main findings from a study into MRSA deaths

Posted: 2007-11-09

Urgent Care Pathway for Older People with Complex Needs

DH-UK

A 20-page UK report suggesting detailed advice on how to improve urgent care for older people

, Posted: 2007-11-09

Post 2015: What Can Be Learnt from the Impact of Health Performance on Donor Policies for Health Assistance?

DIE

A 4-page German briefing paper considering the lessons to be learnt from the impact of health performance on donor policies for health assistance

, Posted: 2013-02-25

International Trade in Health Services: Assessing the Trade and the Trade-Offs

DIIS

This 36-page Danish working paper provides an overview of the commercial opportunities from trade in health services for developing countries and the possible resulting tradeoffs

, Posted: 2008-05-27

How Health and Safety Makes Good Business Sense

DOL - NZ

This 44-page New Zealand report studies the linkages between workplace health & safety and performance and productivity

, Posted: 2008-03-04

Finding the Right Help: Pathways for Culturally Diverse Clients with Cannabis Use and Mental Health Issues

Drug and Alcohol Multicultural Education Centre, National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centr

This qualitative Australian study examines the experiences of those with co-existing issues engaging with mental health or alcohol and other drug services

, Posted: 2010-07-30

Curbing the HIV Epidemic

Earth Policy Institute

An article outlining a strategy for curbing the HIV epidemic, with special reference to Africa

, Posted: 2006-03-03

Health Economics for Low-Income Countries

Economic Growth Center

This 79-page discussion paper reviews the literature on the returns to health improvements in low-income countries and how best to achieve these improvements

, Posted: 2007-05-27

The Economic Impact of AIDS Treatment: Labor Supply in Western Kenya

Economic Growth Center

This 49-page paper estimates the economic impacts of antiretroviral treatment, using survey results from Kenya

, Posted: 2007-01-10

Population and Health Policies

Economic Growth Center

This 101-page US discussion paper focuses on research methods, findings, and questions that economists can clarify regarding the causal relationships between economic development, health outcomes, and reproductive behavior, which operate in many directions, posing problems for identifying causal pathways

Posted: 2009-09-17

Health Care: U.S. Spends More, Gets Less

Economic Policy Institute

An economic snapshot charting health care expenditure and life expectancy in the 30 OECD member states

Posted: 2004-11-02

Health Status Transitions

ENEPRI

A 7-page policy brief discussing the policy implications of a study of the movements in health status of the population of EU countries by age

, Posted: 2008-01-10

Health Status Transitions

ENEPRI

This 120-page research builds up a picture of the movements in health status of the elderly population of each EU country by age and sex

Posted: 2007-05-24

Ageing, Health and Retirement in Europe: The AGIR Project: Final Report on Scientific Achievements

ENEPRI

This 46-page report presents the overall findings of the AGIR (Ageing, Health and Retirement in Europe) Project, including research undertaken within the project and a review of significant contributions to the "state-of-the-art"

, Posted: 2005-08-24

Wellbeing and Dependency Among the European Elderly: The Role of Social Integration

ENEPRI

A 20-page study highlighting the importance of social integration for the wellbeing of dependent elderly people living at home

, Posted: 2005-08-23