Primary health care data is key to attaining universal health coverage

The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers and practitioners came together in Astana, Kazakhstan to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaffirm their commitment to primary health care as the most equitable and sustainable strategy to achieve health for all. Yet … Continue reading Primary health care data is key to attaining universal health coverage

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Association between continuity of care in general practice and hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: cross sectional study of routinely collected, person level data

Abstract Objective To assess whether continuity of care with a general practitioner is associated with hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions for older patients. Design Cross sectional study. Setting Linked primary and secondary care records from 200 general practices participating in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink in England. Participants 230 472 patients aged between 62 and 82 years and … Continue reading Association between continuity of care in general practice and hospital admissions for ambulatory care sensitive conditions: cross sectional study of routinely collected, person level data

WHO Bulletin: Improving the quality of health care across the health system

Extracts below. Full text here: http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/96/12/18-226266/en/ Can anyone share experience of introducing quality improvement principles into policy and practice? CITATION: Improving the quality of health care across the health system Shamsuzzoha B Syed, Sheila Leatherman, Nana Mensah-Abrampah, Matthew Neilson & Edward Kelley Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2018;96:799. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2471/BLT.18.226266 http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/96/12/18-226266/en/ 'To support Member … Continue reading WHO Bulletin: Improving the quality of health care across the health system