Category Archives: International health policy

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Amy in Africa (Part 2)

Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, our Executive Director, is in Africa visiting hospitals in Tanzania and Uganda to learn about the health care systems in these countries. You can read her first dispatch here. Below is her latest update: Kasese, Uganda It is … Continue reading

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Ich Bin Ein Health Minister

This morning the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum hosted a forum entitled “What Can Massachusetts Learn from the German Health Care System?” Philip Johnston, Chairman of the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, moderated the event. The majority of the program consisted of … Continue reading

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Sick Around the World — Must-See

Have you seen this past week’s Frontline documentary, “Sick Around the World: Can the US Learn Anything From the Rest of the World About How to Run a Health Care System”? If you haven’t, consider yourself urged to go the … Continue reading

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Seeking a Health System that Could Work

This looks like it could be really good. The PBS series, FRONTLINE will present SICK AROUND THE WORLD on Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. Here’s part of the release: Four in five Americans say the … Continue reading

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Come to Jamaica and Feel Alright

From the Associated Press KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica says it has successfully launched free health care for all adults in public hospitals across the Caribbean country, making good on an election promise by Prime Minister Bruce Golding. Health Minister Rudyard … Continue reading

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Canadians Move on Patient Adverse Event Disclosure — Mull Apology

Canada’s Globe and Mail reports this week on the Canadian Patient Safety Institute’s new guidelines for disclosing medical errors to patients — click here. The guidelines encourage health-care workers to break news to patients within a day or two of … Continue reading

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Poll: Republicans Think US Health System Is the Best; Dems/Indies Disagree

Every once in a while, a piece of survey research appears that is so “spot on” it blows my mind. That was my reac when I saw the new Bob Blendon survey on partisan differences in opinions about how good … Continue reading

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