Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment
Belgium piloted its first Health System Performance Assessment (HSPA) framework in 2008. The framework provides the basis to improve decision-making in health systems. Taking the Belgian experience...
Anger over 'draconian' GP plan
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) says it is 'appalled' at legislative proposals for the under sixes free GP scheme, published today by the Department of Health.
The proposals would effectively...
Single mothers 'not unhappy'
Being a single mother does not have a negative impact on a woman's happiness, a new study suggests.
According to European researchers, raising children on your own can create many challenges, such as...
'ED pressure leading to higher waiting lists'
Public asked to talk about mental health
The number of people affected by mental health problems in Ireland is enough to fill Croke Park 14 times over, experts have said.
According to See Change, the National Stigma Reduction Partnership,...
GPs to offer dedicated patient hotline
The Department of Health and NHS England will launch a 'Proactive Care Programme' in September 2014 in order to develop personalised care for patients with complex needs.
t(14;18) translocation predicted follicular lymphoma development
High t(14;18) frequency in the blood of healthy individuals appears to be the first predictive biomarker for follicular lymphoma, and it is apparent several years prior to diagnosis, according to...
World Briefing: Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Kills Over 140, U.N. Agency Says
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that at least 230 suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola had been recorded in Guinea and Liberia.
'A third' can't afford healthy food
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.
Economic Scene: Acceleration Is Forecast for Spending on Health
The Affordable Care Act may well be on track to meeting its primary goal, but reining in health care spending still appears well beyond the grasp of the law.