Innovations: Other (e.g., Association, Intermediary), Policy and Regulation

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St. Charles Hospital: Improving Surgical Care Through Best-Practice Literature and Order Sets

September 22, 2009 - From 2004 to 2008, St. Charles Hospital achieved dramatic improvement on process-of-care measures, particularly on those intended to reduce surgical complications. This case study examines how they achieved these quality improvements.

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Requiring Proof of Effectiveness: British Columbia's PharmaCare

August 13, 2004 - A number of public and private insurance programs, including Canada's PharmaCare, have begun to restrict coverage of new drugs unless there is evidence that they improve health outcomes or achieve the same health outcomes as existing treatments at a lower cost.

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Caring for the Chronically Ill: Disease Management in Germany

August 13, 2004 - Germany aims to create incentives for health insurers to enroll chronically ill people and to improve quality and efficiency of care through the use of evidence-based guidelines, formularies of effective drugs, and improved coordination.

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