Peer Review in Austria: The political adequacy of quantitative impact assessment in the social field by means of micro-simulation models
Since July 2013, the SORESI micro-simulation model has been helping Austria’s policy-makers assess the likely impact of proposed policy reforms on the country’s most vulnerable social groups. This...
Peer Review in Slovenia: Long-term care – the problem of sustainable financing
Like most of Europe, Slovenia faces rapid population ageing. This places huge strain on long-term care (LTC) in particular, and the country has no unified system for providing it. To address this...
Peer Review in Poland: The Active Ageing Index and its extension to the regional level
The Active Ageing Index (AAI) focuses on the untapped potential of older people, measuring their independence and participation in paid employment and social activities. In 2013, in a unique move,...
Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Title: Communicable Disease Update; Vol. 13 (3), August 2014
Authors: Health Service Executive (HSE) South (South East), Department of Public Health
Dentist, GP pay details removed
The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has forced the HSE to remove details from its website of individual yearly payments under State schemes to self-employed health professionals, including...
Migraine drug to go 'over-the-counter'
The medicines watchdog, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), has recommended that the migraine drug sumatriptan be made available over the counter, rather than on prescription-only as at...
HSCIC data lab details in November
The Health and Social Care Information Centre will release more information in November about its plans for a secure data lab for viewing patient data, its chief executive Andy Williams has said.
Friends and Family Test review published
NHS England has published a review of the Friends and Family Test which shows that response rates are lower than other national health surveys.
Serum periostin levels much higher among patients with AERD
Asthmatic adults with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease had significantly elevated serum periostin levels, according to recent study results.Researchers used human periostin enzyme-linked...
Homelessness crisis shows 'social policy failure'
The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has said the current crisis of homelessness is an indication of a more widespread failure of social policy.