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Format: 2014-04-24
Format: 2014-04-24

Peer Review in Belgium: Health System Performance Assessment

19 May 2014
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...

Reduction in number of dogs in pounds

23 Apr 2014
A dog welfare charity has welcomed an 11.5% reduction in the number of dogs entering the pound system in Ireland.

Biologics improved RA patients’ physical function after failure of other treatments

23 Apr 2014
Biologic therapy was effective in improving physical function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had failed disease-modifying antirheumatic drug or anti-tumor necrosis factor treatments,...

Anger over 'draconian' GP plan

23 Apr 2014
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'

23 Apr 2014
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'

23 Apr 2014
An increase in hospital emergency department attendances in the first three months of this year has led to an upsurge in waiting lists, according to the HSE.   irishhealth.com revealed last week that...

Public asked to talk about mental health

23 Apr 2014
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,...

Email, text, video show potential to improve chronic disease care

23 Apr 2014
In a new study, many patients with chronic diseases that included hypertension, diabetes and vascular disease expressed an interest in using information technologies such as email and video...

Email, text, video show potential to improve chronic disease care

23 Apr 2014
In a new study, many patients with chronic diseases that included hypertension, diabetes and vascular disease expressed an interest in using information technologies such as email and video...

Women with diabetes less likely to undergo mammogram screening

23 Apr 2014
Women with diabetes, already at higher risk for breast cancer, are 14% less likely to undergo routine mammogram screening regardless of their socioeconomic status, according to findings published in...

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