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Summary: International comparisons of healthcare quality

Page QualityWatch 22/10/2018

What can the UK learn from international comparisons of healthcare quality? We offer an overview of our research. By Lucia Kossarova, Ian Blunt and Martin Bardsley.

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International comparisons of healthcare quality

Indicator update 31/07/2018Jessica Morris

International comparisons of the performance of health systems can be a powerful tool. As well as highlighting areas for quality improvement, they enable us to answer some big questions in health care.

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Why has the NHS not been copied? (Spoiler: it has)

Blog post 11/07/2018Nigel Edwards

Nigel Edwards sets the record straight on whether other countries’ health systems are actually so different from the NHS, while emphasising that the reasons for poor outcomes are much more complex than how a system is funded.

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Following in the footsteps of Japan: making social care reform happen

Blog post 09/05/2018Natasha Curry

Alongside our new report, Natasha Curry looks back at the history of attempts to reform social care in England, and discusses learning points from Japan's system that might help us to ensure the green paper marks a turning point for social care over here.

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Lagging behind: why we must do better on child health

Blog post 15/03/2018Nigel Edwards | Professor Russell Viner

Alongside our new report today, Nigel Edwards and Professor Russell Viner look at the UK's faltering progress on children’s health, and the importance of catching up with other countries on it.

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UK lagging behind peers on child health, new research reveals

Press release 15/03/2018

The first ever international analysis looking at UK child health measures over time shows that the UK is now stalling in several key areas like infant mortality and immunisation levels.

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Looking to the long term: the Japanese approach

Blog post 27/11/2017Natasha Curry

Long read: Earlier this month, Natasha Curry and Sophie Castle-Clarke went to Japan to look at their social care system. Ahead of more work on it, a new long read from Natasha looks at the emphasis they place on prevention and long-term thinking, and why the UK should be wary of doi...

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Spending on health: how does the UK compare internationally?

Blog post 04/08/2017John Appleby | Ben Gershlick

For years, international stats seemed to show the UK spending less of its national income on health care than other wealthy countries – but new figures show we may be keeping up with our peers after all. John Appleby has worked with Ben Gershlick of the Health Foundation to look at what this means...

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Indicator update summary: July 2017

Indicator update 11/07/2017Robert Reed

A round up of changes to indicators with new data on life expectancy, cancer, diabetes and alcohol.

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13 reasons for (and some against) spending more on the NHS

Blog post 08/03/2017John Appleby

So you think we should spend more on the NHS? But why?

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