Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field by means of micro-simulation models
Since July 2013, the SORESI micro-simulation model has been helping Austria’s policy-makers assess the likely impact of proposed policy reforms on the country’s most vulnerable social groups. This...
Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing
Like most of Europe, Slovenia faces rapid population ageing. This places huge strain on long-term care (LTC) in particular, and the country has no unified system for providing it. To address this...
Peer Review in Poland: The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level
The Active Ageing Index (AAI) focuses on the untapped potential of older people, measuring their independence and participation in paid employment and social activities. In 2013, in a unique move,...
Pennsylvania to Purchase Private Care for Its Poor
Pennsylvania will become the 27th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, using federal funds to buy private health insurance for some 500,000 low-income residents starting next year.
Ebola Africa travel bans to be axed
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana follow WHO advice and lift travel restrictions on countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.
Well: In Sickness and in Health
People make sacrifices for each other when it comes to health, just as they do with family and careers. When both partners develop cancer, it is no exception.
HSE chief warned Reilly on cuts
HSE Director General Tony O'Brien warned Health Minister James Reilly late last year that the health executive's 2014 service plan as then drafted could not fully guarantee patient safety and that...
HSE to implement new consultant rates
The HSE says it will go ahead with the implementation of revised higher pay rates for newly-appointed consultants from next week, despite the collapse of Labour Relations Commission (LRC) talks...
High medical costs equal increased health care spending
Recent growth in commercial health care spending is largely due to increased costs of medical services, not increased use, a recent American Journal of Managed Care study found. Researchers at the...
WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.