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Obs presentation montevideo 2010 final 1

  1. 1. The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies: relevance and roles Reinhard Busse & Suszy Lessof
  2. 2. Central Principles <ul><li>Comparative description of health systems & policies and analysis of existing evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge the gap between scientific evidence and the needs of policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Development of practical lessons and options in health policy making </li></ul>
  3. 3. Our basic assumption: Evidence and evaluation for better health systems Published literature „ Grey“ literature Country experience
  4. 4. Our basic assumption: Evidence and evaluation for better health systems Active & adequate dissemination
  5. 5. Our basic assumption: Evidence and evaluation for better health systems & responsiveness & financial protection & equity & efficiency
  6. 6. Our basic assumption: Evidence and evaluation for better health systems
  7. 7. Our basic assumption: Evidence and evaluation for better health systems Performance assessment as evidence
  8. 8. Central Principles <ul><li>Comparative description of health systems & policies and analysis of existing evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Bridge the gap between scientific evidence and the needs of policy makers </li></ul><ul><li>Development of practical lessons and options in health policy making </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership </li></ul>
  9. 9. How partnership is key <ul><li>Evidence on knowledge transfer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing what is relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowing how to present it so it is accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being timely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being trusted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partners are key to bridging the gap between scientific evidence and policy makers </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>International agencies: WHO Regional Office for Europe, the European Commission, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National and regional governments: Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Slovenia, as well as the Veneto Region of Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academia: the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) </li></ul><ul><li>Social insurance: UNCAM (association of sickness funds), France </li></ul>The European Observatory partnership
  11. 11. Governance <ul><li>Steering Committees twice a year </li></ul><ul><li>WHO and the Chair for day to day review </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing updates, sharing of drafts, discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Independent, academic research directors </li></ul><ul><li>A professional and dedicated Secretariat </li></ul>
  12. 12. WHO and management <ul><li>An international platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial stability and credibility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to governments </li></ul><ul><li>Credibility </li></ul>
  13. 13. Research teams, hubs and management <ul><li>Hubs based in academia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Berlin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LSE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LSHTM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic inputs – networks </li></ul><ul><li>Culture and quality </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Observatory’s core mission <ul><li>We support and promote evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe: </li></ul><ul><li>Country monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Health systems and policy analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing & comparing performance </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminating the evidence </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Health Systems Reviews (HiT) profiles provide a detailed description and assessment, </li></ul><ul><li>follow a standardised format </li></ul><ul><li>are based on a « template » with questions to authors, </li></ul><ul><li>cover all European and some other OECD countries </li></ul><ul><li> details next session </li></ul>1. Country monitoring
  16. 16. 2. Health systems and policy analysis <ul><li>Selection of topics: </li></ul><ul><li>relevance to policy/ open questions </li></ul><ul><li>can build on existing primary research – but good comparative/ summarising work lacking </li></ul><ul><li>detailed proposal & discussion in Steering Committee </li></ul>
  17. 17. 2. Health systems and policy analysis <ul><li>Conduct of work: </li></ul><ul><li>Lead researchers/ editors & network of researchers/ authors </li></ul><ul><li>Review of evidence & country case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop with authors & policy-makers </li></ul><ul><li>Resulting work: </li></ul><ul><li>Policy options and (non normative) lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Book & policy-dialogues etc. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Financing/ funding/ purchasing/ payment </li></ul><ul><li>Provision (by sector: hospitals, primary care ...) </li></ul><ul><li>Provision (by patient group: mental health, chronic diseases, infectious diseases, migrants ...) </li></ul><ul><li>Human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Quality / Health Technology Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Governance/ regulation (including role of EU) </li></ul><ul><li>Sub regional / comparative (Central/ eastern Europe, countries with social health insurance ... ) </li></ul><ul><li>Public health </li></ul>Topic areas covered

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