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...
DWP cuts put government's welfare reforms at risk, says leaked document
Department for Work and Pensions is struggling to meet demands for savings, according to internal review
The government's ambitious welfare reform strategy is at risk because of the speed and depth...
Russia risks consequences over Crimea referendum, Cameron and Merkel say
Leaders' statement implies further sanctions if Russia legitimises referendum but says diplomatic efforts ongoing
David Cameron and Angela Merkel have agreed that any Russian attempt to legitimise...
Large, small LDL diameters increased CV mortality risk
Both large and small LDL particle diameters were independently associated with an increase in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality risk, with deaths from cardiovascular causes more highly...
Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up
Inmates are taking advantage of the expansion of Medicaid that allows states to extend coverage to single and childless adults — a major part of the prison population.
Report Cites ‘Devastating Toll’ on Health of Syria’s Children
The civil war has annihilated the country’s health care system, leaving children to suffer or die from what may have been treatable illnesses, a report found.
Commission welcomes final adoption of new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption of the regulation on the new Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD). The Fund will give Member States valuable support in their efforts to...
Doctors warned over incorrect drug doses
The Health Service Executive has written to 2,500 doctors warning them of the dangers of incorrectly prescribing blood-thinning drugs.
Economist in warning over fate of SMEs
Professor of Economics at UCD Morgan Kelly has warned that the European Central Bank is planning a "clean-up" of Irish banks which will see large numbers of small and medium-sized businesses go under.
Russia has miscalculated, says Hague
Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea and could face "far-reaching" economic sanctions, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.