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Value-based healthcare in Sweden: Reaching the next level

The need to get better value from healthcare investment has never been more important as ageing populations and increasing numbers of people with multiple chronic conditions force governments to make limited financial resources go further.

Women’s health and well-being

How do definitions of women’s well-being vary by region, age and income? Our new infographic, sponsored by Merck Consumer Health explores.

Mechanisms used to reduce the price of antiretroviral medicines in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) has one of the fastest-growing HIV rates in the world. Over the last decade, weak progress has been made in the region towards meeting the UNAIDS targets, and by some measures the situation has become worse. New HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths are increasing rather than decreasing. The main HIV treatment and key to controlling the HIV epidemic globally is antiretroviral therapy (ART).

Payment innovation: the next frontier in US healthcare models

Despite high healthcare expenditures, the US ranks poorly on outcomes and costs. This situation disproportionately impacts those in need because out-of-pocket expenses can cause financial hardship for socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals and limit access to affordable medical support. The current dominant payment model, fee-for-service (FFS), entails significant financial risks for each individual service and good. As a result of Alternative Payment Models (APMs), providers are held accountable for the quality of care rather than the number of services provided.

Mental health in the Middle East: Measuring progress towards integrated, accessible and equitable mental health

Collectively, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region forms the global hotspot for the proportion of mental health disorders as a share of the total disease burden. Although mental health is receiving more interest from policymakers, and there are clear signs of progress across the region, a number of longstanding barriers remain, including Insufficient human resources to meet mental health care needs, an outdated institutional focus that isolates mental health patients from the community and widespread mental health illiteracy and stigma.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Addressing the "hidden" disease with innovative, multidisciplinary and patient-centric care

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic immune-mediated disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) are the most common IBDs. Patients with IBD typically present with abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, and in the case of UC, rectal bleeding. In the long term, patients with IBD have an increased risk of cancer. The origins of IBD can be traced to a complex interplay of genetic and environmental factors coupled with abnormal immune responses to microbes in the gut.

Infographic | Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Impacts beyond the gut and the need for holistic care

Infographic | Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Health system challenges and opportunities to improve patient outcomes

Enhancing patient-centred approaches to optimise early-breast cancer care: A review of current practice and opportunities for improvement in Singapore

“Enhancing patient-centred approaches to optimise early-breast cancer care: a review of current practice and opportunities for improvement in Singapore” is a research report by Economist Impact sponsored by MSD, which examines the existing breast cancer care pathway in Singapore and the factors that help or hinder the goal of achieving optimal patient-centred care.

Preparing for the European Health Data Space (EHDS): unlocking the potential of open data in the Czech Republic

Preparing for the European Health Data Space (EHDS): unlocking the potential of open data in the Czech Republic

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