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Migration in health care

by Tamara Hervey

Migration. That’s the biggest challenge from my point of view. So let me pull out some thoughts on some of the different legal perspectives on the interface between health and human migration.

First up, start with the very local (national). What will the implications be for the movement of junior doctors from England and Wales, given the significant […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care, Hidden|1 Comment|

The future of the Affordable Care Act

by Thomas Rice

The U.S. Presidential election is now a year away. Here is a little of what we are hearing from the campaign trail.

By and large, the Democrats support the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Hillary Clinton has not proposed any major changes. Bernie Sanders would like health reform to go even farther, to move the United States to a single-payer […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care, Hidden|0 Comments|

The appropriate limits placed upon what people can expect from health care

by Jan-Kees Helderman

In ‘Speaking Truth to Power’, the American political scientist Aaron Wildavsky argued that the ‘pathology’ of healthcare policy is that the past successes of medicine are likely to lead to future failures in healthcare policy. For, as life expectancy increases, only partly as the result of medicine, a nation’s healthcare system is faced with an older population […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care, Hidden|0 Comments|

Challenges posed by French health care reform

by Isabelle Durand-Zaleski

Equalizing peoples’ conditions produces individualism. “Individualism, at first, only saps the virtues of public life; but in the long run it attacks and destroys all others and is at length absorbed in downright selfishness. Selfishness is a vice as old as the world, which does not belong to one form of society more than to another; individualism […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care, Hidden|0 Comments|

The future of Obamacare

by Scott L. Greer
The United States, among democracies, was late in establishing universal health care for the same reason that the health care it has established, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare or ACA) is wildly complex by the standards of most health systems. The basic problem is that the United States has a deliberately fragmented and fragmenting political […]

January 6th, 2016|Health Care, Hidden|1 Comment|

Providing emergency medical care (New Eurohealth issue)

by Sherry Merkur, Anna Maresso and David McDaid

Providing timely emergency medical services for life-threatening situations as well as urgent care appropriate to patients’ clinical needs are the most enduring challenges facing national health care systems, particularly in light of rising numbers of unnecessary emergency department attendances in many countries. The latest issue of Eurohealth (volume 21, issue 4), which has […]

December 21st, 2015|Health Care|0 Comments|
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    Parenting programmes for mothers with learning disabilities: Investing to save

Parenting programmes for mothers with learning disabilities: Investing to save

A new report from PSSRU suggests that adapted parenting programmes for people with learning disabilities might be a cost-effective way of providing support for this group. The authors – Annette Bauer (Research Fellow) and Gemma Williams (Research Officer) – discuss their findings.

People with learning difficulties face a number of challenges when they become parents; it is often difficult […]

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    No evidence of a higher burden of measles among migrant populations in the European Union and European Economic Area

No evidence of a higher burden of measles among migrant populations in the European Union and European Economic Area

A new research article concludes that migrants in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) do not have a higher burden of measles in comparison to the native European population, but vulnerable migrant groups may face barriers in accessing routine Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) immunizations. The article therefore suggests that EU/EEA Member States strengthen monitoring of measles […]

December 15th, 2015|Health Care|0 Comments|
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    Positive behavioural support for adults with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge

Positive behavioural support for adults with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge

by Valentina Iemmi and Martin Knapp

Positive behavioural support (PBS) may be a potentially interesting service for adults with intellectual disabilities and behaviours that challenge, improving outcomes and lowering the cost of care in the longer term. This is the main finding of our initial look at the economic case in collaboration with a small local authority in England, with funding from the National […]

December 3rd, 2015|Social Care|2 Comments|

A day in the life of people with dementia

by Daniel Lombard and Klara Lorenz

Last month we ventured out of the office to learn more about the world of day care for people with dementia in a fascinating visit to two centres in a London borough.

Along with us, our colleagues Adelina Comas-Herrera, Raphael Wittenberg, Derek King, Bo Hu and Amritpal Rehill from PSSRU at LSE took part in the […]

November 26th, 2015|Dementia Care|0 Comments|