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Format: 2014-08-23
Format: 2014-08-23

Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field by means of micro-simulation models

04 Dec 2014
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

18 Nov 2014
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

14 Oct 2014
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,...

Patient-centered medical home program decreased hospital use, lowered care costs

22 Aug 2014
In the 3 years since its introduction, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Patient-Centered Medical Home model has resulted in reduced hospital utilization, lower health care costs to members and...

Salmonella 'from single egg source'

22 Aug 2014
The outbreak of salmonella in England is likely to have come from a single source of eggs, according to Public Health England.

McCausland praises teens at the National Citizen Service summer graduation event

22 Aug 2014
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland paid tribute to the hundreds of young people throughout Northern Ireland who have participated in the National Citizen Service (NCS) summer programme as...

Bionic eye system gains financial support in France

22 Aug 2014
The French Ministry of Health has approved financial support for a bionic eye treatment, according to a Second Sight Medical Products press release.The approval of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis...

Bionic eye system gains financial support in France

22 Aug 2014
The French Ministry of Health has approved financial support for a bionic eye treatment, according to a Second Sight Medical Products press release.The approval of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis...

Egypt resort coach crash kills 33

22 Aug 2014
A collision between two coaches servicing the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh killed 33 people, a health ministry official said.

FDA, manufacturer recall gel-filled products used for infants in hospitals

22 Aug 2014
The FDA and Children’s Medical Ventures of Monroeville, Pa., issued a class-1 recall of gel-filled products used in hospitals.The FDA and the manufacturer notified health professionals and their...

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