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WHO | United Nations agencies report steady progress in saving mothers’ lives

New United Nations data show a 45% reduction in maternal deaths since 1990. An estimated 289 000 women died in 2013 due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth, down from 523 000 in 1990.  
www.who.int
over 7 years ago
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Government denies that introduction of Better Care Fund will be delayed

The future of the Better Care Fund is in doubt after a report that the Cabinet Office has ordered a review1 and a damning criticism of the plans by a leading health policy analyst.  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Worldwide maternal mortality rate falls by 45% in 13 years

The number of women dying in labour has nearly halved since 1990 but a lack of data is hampering efforts to reduce maternal mortality, a report from the World Health Organization has said.1  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Planned cap on social care costs 'will help few people' - BBC News

Pensioners expecting a government cap on the cost of elderly social care in England will mean help paying their bill are "in for a shock", a report warns.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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Saudi fears rise over mystery virus - BBC News

A mystery virus known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) has claimed an increasing number of lives in Saudi Arabia, where fear of the condition is growing, as the BBC's Gulf correspondent Mark Lobel reports from Dubai.  
BBC News
over 7 years ago
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Alcohol consumption kills 3.3 million people a year, WHO calculates

Alcohol was responsible for 3.3 million deaths in 2012, equivalent to 5.9% of all deaths in the world, a report by the World Health Organization has estimated.1  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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US citizens are living longer and consuming more prescription drugs than ever, finds report

People in the United States are living longer and are consuming more prescription drugs than ever before, an annual report on the nation’s health prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.1  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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MPs and peers call for greater patient power

Patients should have co-ownership of their medical records and not just access to them, a joint report from six all party parliamentary groups has said.1  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Colorectal cancer: a cautionary tale

This week our sister journal BMJ Open publishes a report of a trial that was stopped early in 1993 and was never published.1 The report, by Tom Treasure and colleagues, is one of the first outputs of the “restoring invisible and abandoned trials” (RIAT) initiative, launched in an article in The BMJ last year.2 And in this week’s journal Treasure and colleagues tell us the story of the trial, what its abandonment meant for the way clinical practice developed in the intervening years, and what its restored findings mean today.3  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Colorectal cancer: a cautionary tale

This week our sister journal BMJ Open publishes a report of a trial that was stopped early in 1993 and was never published.1 The report, by Tom Treasure and colleagues, is one of the first outputs of the “restoring invisible and abandoned trials” (RIAT) initiative, launched in an article in The BMJ last year.2 And in this week’s journal Treasure and colleagues tell us the story of the trial, what its abandonment meant for the way clinical practice developed in the intervening years, and what its restored findings mean today.3  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
Www.bmj
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Colorectal cancer: a cautionary tale

This week our sister journal BMJ Open publishes a report of a trial that was stopped early in 1993 and was never published.1 The report, by Tom Treasure and colleagues, is one of the first outputs of the “restoring invisible and abandoned trials” (RIAT) initiative, launched in an article in The BMJ last year.2 And in this week’s journal Treasure and colleagues tell us the story of the trial, what its abandonment meant for the way clinical practice developed in the intervening years, and what its restored findings mean today.3  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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The NHS productivity challenge

This report describes how six trusts have been grappling with the productivity challenge. It also suggests ways to divert the NHS and social care from their current trajectory, which is heading towards a major crisis. The unprecedented slowdown in the growth of NHS funding in England since 2010 required the NHS to pursue the most ambitious programme of productivity improvement since its foundation. It has broadly risen to the challenge, with pay restraint, cuts in central budgets, and the abolition of some tiers of management producing significant savings. But the strongest pressure has been applied and felt at the front line, by hospitals and other local service providers, faced with squeezing more and more value from every health care pound.  
kingsfund.org.uk
over 7 years ago
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How is the NHS performing? April 2014

Our eleventh Quarterly Monitoring Report features survey results from finance directors and interactive charts on selected NHS performance data.  
kingsfund.org.uk
over 7 years ago
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Commissioning and funding general practice

Our report argues for a new approach that brings together funding for general practice with funding for many other services. This would entail new forms of commissioning, with GPs innovating in how care is delivered. As England’s population both expands and ages, so the demands on primary care will grow. Within the current commissioning and funding system innovative models of primary care provision are already being used. This report describes examples of these through four case studies in different areas of England. It also highlights how the existing system is imperfectly understood, particularly regarding contracts.  
kingsfund.org.uk
over 7 years ago