This survey of 11 countries by the Commonwealth Fund compares patients' experiences with their country's health care system - comparing access to care, quality and affordability - as well as their self-reported health and wellbeing. The study compared patients from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
NHS Digital has published its data quality maturity index (DQMI) for April to June 2016. Default value reporting is now incorporated into the DQMI score, alongside completeness and validity. NHS Digital also plans to engage with providers and commissioners to help support data quality improvement. The DQMI features a section on the data quality of dementia diagnosis. The accompanying interactive web report also allows users to create peer review groupings, enabling commissioners to understand more about their providers’ data quality performance.
A report from the Office of Health Economics evaluates the current burden of cancer and identifies opportunities for increased efficiency in cancer care. The evidence focuses specifically on the health and cancer care landscape in nine European countries, including the UK.