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2017

Funding Innovation in a Learning Health Care System - JAMA - 21 December 2017

Experience-Based Co-Design: a toolkit for Australia - Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association - 21 December 2017
...Media release. New toolkit helps health workers and patients to co-design a better healthcare experience - Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association - 21 December 2017

Elective surgery waiting times 2016–17: Australian hospital statistics - AIHW - 21 December 2017

2017: Quality in Austerity - The Health Foundation & Nuffield Trust - 19 December 2017

New approach to NHS clinical assessment could save thousands of lives [The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) ] - NHS England - 19 December 2017

Healthy people, healthy systems. Strategies for outcome-focused and value-based healthcare: a blueprint for a post-2020 national health agreement - Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association - 18 December 2017

Too many Australians unaware of dangers of unnecessary tests - Media release - Choosing Wisely Australia - 15 December 2017
...Join the conversation - 2017 report. Promoting better conversations about the appropriate use of medical tests, treatments and procedures  - Choosing Wisely Australia - 15 December 2017

Adam Steventon: Building evidence about NHS organisational change - BMJ - 14 December 2017

The Less-Is-More Crusade — Are We Overmedicalizing or Oversimplifying? - NEJM - 14 December 2017

Falling short: Why the NHS is still struggling to make the most of new innovations. Briefing - Nuffield Trust - 13 December 2017

Editorial. Reducing variations in care - BMJ - 1 December 2017

Some assembly required: implementing new models of care - The Health Foundation - 30 November 2017
...Media - Ten lessons for redesigning care pathways - The Health Foundation - 30 November 2017

Emergency department care 2016–17: Australian hospital statistics - AIHW - 29 November 2017

Withdrawing funding for hospitals’ mistakes probably won’t lead to better patient care - The Conversation - 29 November 2017

Variation in hospital admission policies and practices: Australian hospital statistics - AIHW - 27 November 2017

Dancing at the edge of authority. The Director of the New Care Models Programme talks about the growing relationship with the Medical Royal Colleges to explore new ideas for health care - NHS England - 22 November 2017

Bridging existing governance gaps: five evidence-based actions that boards can take to pursue high quality care - Australian Health Review - 13 November 2017

Community services. What do we know about quality? Briefing - Quality Watch. The Health Foundation, Nuffield Trust - November 2017

Lessons of Location: Potentially Preventable Hospitalisation Hotspots in Western Australia - WA Department of Health and the WA Primary Health Alliance - 16 November 2017

Human dimension of health service management - Australian Health Review - 13 November 2017

Addressing Population Health. Integrators in the Accountable Health Communities Model - JAMA - 21 November 2017

Measuring the Burden of Health Care Costs on US Families. The Affordability Index - JAMA - 21 November 2017

Editorial. What Level of Health Spending Is “Affordable”? - JAMA - 21 November 2017

Editorial. Challenges in Measuring the Affordability of US Health Care - JAMA - 21 November 2017

New care models point to a better future for patients and staff - The King's Fund - 17 November 2017

A two-way street: What can CCGs (clinical commissioning groups) teach us about accountability in STPs (sustainability and transformation partnerships)? Research report - Nuffield Trust - 15 November 2017

Major 2012 NHS reform failed to deliver on promises, finds study - BMJ - 14 November 2017
...Lopez Bernal JA, Lu CY, Gasparrini A, et al. Association between the 2012 Health and Social Care Act and specialist visits and hospitalisations in England: a controlled interrupted time series analysis. PLoS Med2017;(Nov).

Quality improvement in health care: lessons on leading and implementing solutions - Presentations from a King's Fund event held 9 November 2017

STPs [Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships]: Destined to fail or the road to better care? - Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association - 9 November 2017
...Wanted: clinicians to avert NHS transformation failure - BMJ - 9 November 2017

Embedding a culture of quality improvement - The King's Fund - 9 November 2017

Stopping five low value surgical procedures could save NHS £135m a year - BMJ - 8 November 2017
...Savings from reducing low-value general surgical interventions - British Journal of Surgery - 8 November 2017

Strengthening safety statistics: How to make hospital safety data more useful - Grattan Institute - 7 November 2017

Fences and ambulances: Governance for intersectoral action on health - Health Policy - November 2017

The governance of integrated health and social care in England since 2010: great expectations not met once again? - Health Policy - November 2017

The elusive search for the public voice in health policy: the case for ‘systems thinking’ - Journal of Health Services Research & Policy - 31 October 2017

Motivating the workforce: beyond the ‘two-factor’ model - Australian Health Review - 19 October 2017

Strengthening stakeholder involvement in health workforce governance: why we need to talk about power - Journal of Health Services Research & Policy - 19 October 2017

Money spent on palliative care is money saved - MJA InSight - 23 October 2017
...Incidence, duration and cost of futile treatment in end-of-life hospital admissions to three Australian public-sector tertiary hospitals: a retrospective multicentre cohort study - BMJ Open - 19 October 2017

Victorian Public Hospital Operating Theatre Efficiency - Victorian Auditor-General's Office - 18 October 2017

Safety Culture Assessment in Health Care: A review of the literature on safety culture assessment modes - Macquarie University for the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care - October 2017

Accountable care: policy fad or step forward on the journey towards integrated care? - King's Fund - 12 October 2017

Making the case for quality improvement: lessons for NHS boards and leaders - King's Fund - 11 October 2017

Health expenditure Australia 2015–16 - AIHW - 6 October 2017

Active disinvestment in low‐value care in Australia will improve patient outcomes and reduce waste - Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association [Deeble Issues Brief No. 23] - 4 October 2017

Learning from new care models here and abroad: making accountable care happen - presentations from a King's Fund event held 3 October 2017

Partnerships for improvement: ingredients for success - The Health Foundation - September 2017

NHS hospital bed numbers: past, present, future - The King's Fund - 29 September 2017

What’s really happening with hospital bed numbers? - BMJ - 27 September 2017

Five ways linking ambulance and A&E data could help to improve care - The Health Foundation - 27 September 2017

Getting into shape: delivering a workforce for integrated care - Reform - September 2017

Submission in response to the Australian Government’s public consultation on its funding for private patients in public hospitals options paper, Options to reduce pressure on private health insurance premiums by addressing the growth of  private patients in public hospitals - Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association - 15 September 2017

Sustainability and transformation plans in London: an independent analysis of the October 2016 STPs (completed in March 2017) - The King's Fund - 12 September 2017

Age-related dependency needs policy and long-term planning - The King's Fund - 13 September 2017
...Is late-life dependency increasing or not? A comparison of the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS) - Lancet - 15 August 2017

Harnessing the value of allied health professionals - PDFs of presenter's slide - King's Fund event held 6 September 2017

What would a sustainable health and care system look like? - BMJ - 4 September 2017

Richard Smith: A critique of Cyril Chantler’s plan for saving the NHS - BMJ - 1 September 2017

Measuring the Cost of Quality Measurement. A Missing Link in Quality Strategy - JAMA - 31 August 2017

Primary Care Home: Evaluating a new model of primary care - Nuffield Trust - 24 August 2017

Developing accountable care systems: lessons from Canterbury, New Zealand - The King's Fund - 24 August 2017
...Lessons from Canterbury: Five reasons for hope - The King's Fund - 24 August 2017

Can we save the NHS by reducing unwarranted variation? - BMJ - 23 August 2017

Managing patient flow and improving efficiencies: The role of technology - Nuffield Trust - 18 August 2017

What are the priorities for health and social care? - The King's Fund - 8 August 2017

Will the NHS really need fewer beds in the future? - Nuffield Trust - 7 August 2017

Deakin welcomes new Institute for Healthcare Transformation - 4 August 2017

Consultant triage cuts emergency admissions by a third, report finds - BMJ - 4 August 2017 
...National General Surgery Report - Getting it Right First Time - 4 August 2017

Performance data and informed consent: a duty to disclose? - MJA - 7 August 2017
...Duty to disclose performance data: sooner than later - MJA InSight - 7 August 2017

How much should we spend on healthcare? - BMJ - 3 August 2017 
...Keeping up with the Johanssons: How does UK health spending compare internationally? - BMJ - 3 August 2017

Time-driven activity-based costing in health care: A systematic review of the literature - Health Policy - July 2017

Effective Care for High-Need Patients. Opportunities for Improving Outcomes, Value, and Health -  A Special Publication from the National Academy of Medicine - July 2017

High-Performing Health Care Systems: High Performance Toward What Purpose? - Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety - 24 July 2017

Future care at home reform - Department of Ageing and Aged Care - 13 July 2017
...Future reform – an integrated care at home program to support older Australians - consultation hub - consultation opens 13 July, closes 21 August 2017

Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care - The Commonwealth Fund - 12 July 2017
...Comparing health systems in 11 countries - Stephen Leeder - 28 July 2017

What Defines a High-Performing Health System: A Systematic Review - Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety - 10 July 2017

Use of Unit-Based Interventions to Improve the Quality of Care for Hospitalized Medical Patients: A National Survey - Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety - 21 July 2017

Australia's hospitals at a glance 2015–16 - AIHW - 20 July 2017

How co-locating with the police can reduce avoidable ED use - Advisory Board - 21 July 2017

TO-REACH - Transferring Innovation in Health Systems - towards a joint European research programme on health systems
...The Future of European Health Systems - European Health Management Association - 17 July 2017

Web update: Potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2015–16 - AIHW - 14 July 2017

Nine things we learnt about provider finances in 2016/17 - The King's Fund - 14 July 2017

Addressing overuse and underuse around the world - Lancet - 8 July 2017

Avoiding overuse - the next quality frontier - Lancet - 8 July 2017

Evidence for overuse of medical services around the world - Lancet - 8 July 2017

Evidence for underuse of effective medical services around the world - Right care 2 - Lancet - 8 July 2017

Drivers of poor medical care - Right care 3 - Lancet - 8 July 2017

Levers for addressing medical underuse and overuse: achieving high-value health care - Right care 4 - Lancet - 8 July 2017

Mirror, Mirror 2017: International Comparison Reflects Flaws and Opportunities for Better U.S. Health Care - The Commonwealth Fund - 12 July 2017

Effective Care for High-Need Patients. Opportunities for Improving Outcomes, Value, and Health - National Academy of Medicine - 6 July 2017

National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions - 22 June 2017
...So we have a new national framework for chronic conditions… - Croakey - 5 July 2017

The Second Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation (second Atlas) 2017 - Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Learning from Scotland’s NHS - Nuffield Trust - 5 July 2017

Upsetting the balance. How the growth of private patients in public hospitals is impacting Australia's health system - Catholic Heath Australia - June 2017
...Are private patients in public hospitals a problem? - The Conversation - 4 July 2017

Tackling variations in clinical care. Assessing the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) programme - The King's Fund - 28 June 2017

Generalists key to improved hospital outcomes - MJA InSight - 26 June 2017

Measuring Efficiency in Health Care - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - 23 June 2017

Editorial. Evidence based medicine manifesto for better healthcare - BMJ - 20 June 2017

Preventive health: How much does Australia spend and is it enough? -  Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education - 15 June 2017

Towards affordable healthcare: Why effective innovation is key - International Longevity Centre - 1 June 2017

Health professionals’ perception of patient safety culture in acute hospitals: an integrative review - Australian Health Review - 30 May 2017

Admitted patient care 2015–16: Australian hospital statistics - AIHW - 17 May 2017
...Hospital admissions growing steadily, more Australians going private in hospitals - AIHW - 17 May 2017

Doctors should be paid by salary, not fee-for-service, argue behavioral economists - Science Daily - 9 May 2017
...Business Model–Related Conflict of Interests in Medicine - JAMA - 2 May 2017

Expenditures for Commonly Treated Conditions among Adults Age 18 and Older in the U.S. Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population, 2013 - AHRQ Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - May 2016

Surgeries in Hospital-Based Ambulatory Surgery and Hospital Inpatient Settings, 2014 -  Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - May 2017

Leading across the health and care system. Lessons from experience - The King's Fund - 9 May 2017

Open innovation in health: A guide to transforming healthcare through collaboration - nesta - 9 May 2017

Smaller, specialised hospitals -  the way of the future - Royal College of Physicians - 9 May 2017

The thinking that drives low value care - MJA InSight - 8 May 2017
...Countering cognitive biases in minimising low value care - MJA - 8 May 2017

Caring to change. How compassionate leadership can stimulate innovation in health care - The King's Fund - 4 May 2017

Editorial. Clinical governance and the role of NHS boards: learning lessons from the case of Ian Paterson - BMJ - 2 May 2017

Organising care at the NHS front line. Who is responsible? - The King's Fund - 3 May 2017

The Hospital of the Future. The hospital's role in a system-focused future - Advisory Board - 1 May 2017

iHub - the Improvement Hub - Supporting Health and Social Care - Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Challenges of integrating evidence into health policy and planning: linking multiple disciplinary approaches - Public Health Research and Practice - April 2017

Five Changes Great Leaders Make to Develop an Improvement Culture - NEJM Catalyst - 27 April 2017

First World Report on Health Policy and Systems Research. Tracing the evolution of health policy and systems research over 20 years (1996-2016) - Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research - 25 April 2017

Patterns of global health financing and potential future spending on health - Lancet - 20 April 2017
...Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995–2014: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries - Lancet - 19 April 2017
...Future and potential spending on health 2015–40: development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries - Lancet - 19 April 2017

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care (Report) - House of Lords Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee - 5 April 2017

The politics of the NHS’s next steps - BMJ - 5 April 2017

Margaret McCartney: There’s no magic GP production line - BMJ - 3 April 2017 [re plans to have GP triage in every A&E Department]

Monitoring the implementation of Transforming Health Indicator Report - South Australia - Health Performance Council Secretariat - March 2017

Strengthening health systems through embedded research - Bulletin of the WHO - 2017
...Changing mindsets: WHO Strategy on Health Policy and Systems Research - 2017

Elective surgery targets scrapped in favour of better cancer and A&E services - BMJ - 31 March 2017

Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View: NHS sets out action to deliver NHS care fit for the future - NHS England - 31 March 2017

Integration and Better Care Fund Policy Framework 2017 to 2019 - [England] Department for Communities and Local Government and Department of Health - 31 March 2017

Health Workforce New Zealand Annual Report to the Minister of Health 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016 - New Zealand Ministry of Health - 31 March 2017

NHS property and estates: Naylor review - [England] Department of Health - 31 March 2017

Rethinking the Doctor-Institution Relationship. Q&A with Dr. Renato Carrera, Medical Manager at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein - Advisory Board - 30 March 2017

NHS leaders must beware wishful thinking. When it comes to doing more for less money, those leading NHS transformation initiatives will require a dose of realism - Nuffield Trust - 30 March 2017

Sustainability and transformation plans for the NHS in England: what do they say and what happens next? - BMJ - 28 March 2017

Sending shockwaves through the NHS? [ending of purchaser-provider split] - The King's Fund - 24 March 2017

The time to value our staff is now - Nuffield Trust - 24 March 2017

Achieving digital maturity: Hedging our bets - Nuffield Trust - 23 March 2017

How health care is funded [NHS] - The King's Fund - 23 March 2017

Vital Directions for Health and Health Care: Priorities from a National Academy of Medicine Initiative - Discussion Paper - National Academy of Medicine [US] - 21 March 2017

Health Care Home model shines in independent evaluation - nzDoctor - 20 March 2017
...Ernst & Young Health Care Home Review 2016/2017 

How poor people management is debilitating the hospital system - University of NSW Business School - 15 March 2017
...Controlling healthcare professionals: how human resource management influences job attitudes and operational efficiency - Human Resources for Health - September 2016

Understanding NHS financial pressures. How are they affecting patient care? - The King's Fund - 14 March 2017

All change: Why Britain is so prone to policy reinvention, and what can be done about it - Institute for Government - 14 March 2017

What Hospitals Waste - ProPublica - 9 March 2017

Editorial - Syndemics: health in context - Lancet - 4 March 2017 [a conceptual framework for understanding diseases or health conditions that arise in populations and that are exacerbated by the social, economic, environmental, and political milieu in which a population is immersed]
...Syndemics and the biosocial conception of health\ - Lancet - 4 March 2017
...Syndemics: a new path for global health research - Lancet - 4 March 2017
...Non-communicable disease syndemics: poverty, depression, and diabetes among low-income populations - Lancet - 4 March 2017

Shifting the balance of care: Great expectations - Nuffield Trust - 1 March 2017
This research draws on an extensive literature review to assess the realism of the narrative that moving care out of hospital will save money. It explores five key areas: elective care, urgent and emergency care, admission avoidance and easier discharge, at risk populations, and self-care.

Sicker patients the main reason for A&E winter pressures - The King's Fund - March 2017

Editorial. Reducing Overuse - Is Patient Safety the Answer? - JAMA - 28 February 2017 
...Is Excessive Resource Utilization an Adverse Event? - JAMA - 28 February 2017

NHS Outcomes Framework indicators - Feb 2017 release - NHS Digital - 23 February 2017

Better transfers of care for older people. How to improve transitions from hospital [presentations from a conference] - The King's Fund - 21 February 2017 

Delivering sustainability and transformation plans - The King's Fund - 21 February 2017

Applied Research and Development in Health Care — Time for a Frameshift - NEJM - 23 February 2017
"A dramatic increase in applied research and development is needed to identify practices that improve outcomes and to learn how to implement practices that are known to be effective. We define applied research as research that involves evaluating clinical or organizational practices that health care systems can implement or encourage."

The Benefits of Streamlined Hip Fracture Management in a Regional Hospital - Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation - 15 February 2017

What's behind delayed transfers of care? - Nuffield Trust - 8 February 2017
...The hospitals that won’t trap you in a bed when you’re fit to leave - Guardian - 15 February 2017

Health and social care integration - National Audit Office [UK] - 8 February 2017
...Responding to the report from the National Audit Office on health and social care integration - Nuffield Trust - 8 February 2017

What's behind delayed transfers of care? - Nuffield Trust - 8 February 2017

How We Will, Not Whether We Can: Improving Health and Healthcare - Healthcare Policy - February 2017

Are performance measurement systems useful? Perceptions from health care - BMC Health Services Research - 31 January 2017

Principles for Health System Capacity Planning: Insights for Healthcare Leaders - Healthcare Quarterly - January 2017

Comparing the Health of Canadian Hospitals: Paying Attention to the Mix of Planned and Unplanned Admissions - Healthcare Quarterly - January 2017

Health system frameworks and performance indicators in eight countries: A comparative international analysis - Sage Open Medicine - 4 January 2017

Integrated versus fragmented implementation of complex innovations in acute health care - Health Care Management Review - January 2017

Public service productivity estimates: healthcare, 2014 - Office for National Statistics [UK] - 6 January 2017

Faulty by design. The state of public-service commissioning - Reform - January 2017

Is the NHS in crisis?  The King's Fund - 16 January 2017

Delivering high value health care - Presentations from a King's Fund Conference - 10 January 2017

Reducing Unwarranted Care Variation. Partnering with Clinicians to Deliver High-Value Care - Advisory Board - January 2017

Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health - OECD - 10 January 2017

Addressing overuse and underuse around the world [Aus] - Lancet - 9 Jan 2017

Black alert? Or many shades of OPEL [Operational Pressures Escalation Levels] - Nuffield Trust - 6 January 2017

Priorities for the NHS and social care in 2017 - The King's Fund - 1 January 2017

2015 - 2016

The association between discharge before noon and length of stay in medical and surgical patients - Journal of Hospital Medicine - 30 December 2016

15 Tools for Reducing Unwarranted Care Variation - Advisory Board - 28 December 2016

Choosing Wisely in Australia 2016 Report - NPS MedicineWise - 15 December 2016

Health system efficiency: How to make measurement matter for policy and management - European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies - 5 December 2016

Getting the most out of knowledge and innovation transfer agents in health care: a qualitative study - Health Services and Delivery Research - November 2016

Achieving the Triple Aim Through Disruptive Innovations in Self-care - JAMA - 22/29 November 2016

Margaret McCartney: Innovation isn’t the same as evidence - BMJ - 21 November 2016

Seven day service policy lacked transparency, review concludes - BMJ - 23 November 2016
...Transparency of evidence: an assessment of government policy proposals May 2015 to May 2016. Can someone outside government work out what the government is proposing to do, and why? - Sense about Science - 23 November 2016

Margaret McCartney: Innovation isn’t the same as evidence - BMJ - 21 November 2016
...A question of evidence - BMJ - 24 November 2016

Draft Practice Guide for Mortality and Morbidity Meetings - Healthcare Improvement Scotland - 17 November 2016

The Innov8 approach for reviewing national health programmes to leave no one behind - WHO - 2016

Strategies for Improving Surgical Care. When Is Regionalization the Right Choice? - JAMA Surgery - November 2016

Health care managers' views on and approaches to implementing models for improving care processes - Journal of Nursing Management - 2016

2016 Update on Medical Overuse. A Systematic Review - JAMA - November 2016

From Choosing Wisely to Practicing Value - More to the Story - JAMA Internal Medicine - October 2016 
...Low-Value Health Care Services in a Commercially Insured Population - JAMA Internal Medicine - October 2016

Efficiency and Effectiveness of Hospital Services: Emergency Care - Victorian Auditor-General's Office - 26 October 2016

Royal Colleges issue list of 40 unnecessary interventions - BMJ - 26 October 2016
...Forty treatments that bring little or no benefit to patients - Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - 24 October 2016

New care models. Emerging innovations in governance and organisational form - King's Fund - 11 October 2016

Feeling the crunch: NHS finances to 2020 - Nuffield Trust - 5 Agust 2016

Implementation and de-implementation: two sides of the same coin? - BMJ Qual Saf - August 2016

The impact of redesigning care processes on quality of care: a systematic review - BMC Health Services Research - 19 January 2016 

Vital Directions for Health and Health Care - National Academy of Medicine - 2016 - includes a series of papers on the topics of
Better Health and Well-Being
High-Value Health Care
Strong Science & Technology

Providing integrated care: experiences of healthcare providers. A rapid re view for NSW Health - Joanna Briggs Institute - July 2015

Early Trends Among Seven Recommendations From the Choosing Wisely Campaign - JAMA Internal Medicine - December 2015