New Slide Shows Offer Key Data on Policy Issues

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<p>Commonwealth Fund chartbooks and chartpacks are well-known for synthesizing key data on important health policy issues and presenting them in an easy-to-follow format. Now, the Fund is pleased to announce a new series of online slide shows that provide quick and easy overviews of selected data from these publications.<br><br>The first three slide shows in this continuing series highlight recent Fund data collections on Medicare, child health and development, and the health care systems of six industrialized countries:<br><br><ul><li><a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=21467&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Fpublications%2Fpublications%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D275195%26%23doc275195">The Quality of Care for Medicare Beneficiaries: A Chartbook.</a> This chartbook shows that 40 years after its creation, Medicare has succeeded in ensuring access to needed care and improving provision of preventive services to millions of beneficiaries. It also reveals that Medicare--like the rest of the U.S. health care system--can do more to address gaps in quality and access.</li><li><a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=21468&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Fpublications%2Fpublications%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D237483%26%23doc237483">Early Child Development in Social Context: A Chartbook.</a> This chartbook reviews more than 30 key indicators of development and health for children up to age 6, as well as social factors in families and communities that affect these outcomes. It also offers practical implications for practitioners and parents.</li><li><a href="/cnlib/pub/enews_clickthrough.htm?enews_item_id=21469&return_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecmwf%2Eorg%2Fpublications%2Fpublications%5Fshow%2Ehtm%3Fdoc%5Fid%3D313012%26%23doc313012">The 2005 Commonwealth International Survey on Sicker Adults.</a> This Fund survey includes adults with health problems in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and, for the first time, Germany. The study examines issues of safety, health care coordination, chronic disease care, and access to care.</li></ul><br><br>Please note that the slide shows will open in a separate window, so you might not be able to see the slides if you have a pop-up blocker active.</p>