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Irish health outcomes are among worst in the West

Irish health outcomes are among the worst in the western world, despite improvements in recent years, according to an OECD report.

Ireland ranks in the bottom third internationally in many of the measures of health performance contained in Health at a Glance 2015. 491 more words

Simon Andrew Casey

The "Noncompliant Patient" Misnomer

Having written on numerous occasions about the ‘noncompliant patient’ misnomer (most recently in 2015 for The Arnold P Gold Foundation Non-compliance explained…and what healthcare leaders can do about it… 164 more words

Relationship Centered Care

What are we afraid of? Universal healthcare in market-orientated health systems

From the new IEA (Institute of Economic Affairs) report on the UK’s NHS (National Health System) by Kristian Niemietz 2 Apr 2015:

…….The NHS is often unduly eulogised for minor achievements, because it is being held to unrealistically low standards.

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Reading: Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs

Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs: Improving population health through evidence-based practice
Windsor, Richard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015

Using case studies, Windsor presents conceptual and methodological frameworks for the six phases of health program evaluation: 1) introduction to evaluation; 2) models of evaluation planning; 3) efficacy and effectiveness evaluation; 4) measurement and analysis evaluation; 5) process and qualitative evaluation; and 6) cost analysis and basic economic evaluation. 26 more words

Global Health

TV interview for the BEATS study

Earlier this week, I was interviewed about the BEATS (Built Environment and Active Transport to School) project. The interview provided an opportunity to discuss the value of the study to Dunedin, and the potential outcomes of the research. 26 more words

Transport, Travel & Climate Change

Medical Behavioral Integration – Continuing to Fulfill its Promise

There has been a recent resurgence of interest in integrating behavioral health and physical health services, and for good reason. It is common for behavioral health (mental illness and substance use disorders) and physical health problems to co-occur in an individual, at the same time and for the conditions and their treatments to interact. 986 more words