Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Good outcomes? Bad outcomes? Let patients define value When it comes to value in healthcare, who defines value? Who creates value? Value to whom? asks Jeremy Taylor. The Health Foundation
'Good' cholesterol can turn 'bad', study finds "Good cholesterol also has a nasty side that can increase the risk of heart attacks," BBC News reports after a US study has suggested that labelling cholesterol either "good" or "bad" is oversimplifying a complex situation.
The segment tool: segmenting life expectancy gaps by cause of death This tool aims to help local authorities identify causes of death that contribute most to their life expectancy gaps and, therefore, enable them to target interventions appropriately. It provides charts and tables which segment the life expectancy gap from January 2009 to December 2011 by the major causes of death. A summary report is also available for each upper tier local authority. Public Health England
Elderly care loans could bankrupt councils after 'massive cost underestimate', claim Council chiefs warn flagship care loans scheme could leave them facing crisis within a decade to meet costs of more than £1 billion. The Daily Telegraph
Anger over NHS 'U-turn' on prostate cancer drugs NHS rationing body accused of "playing fast and loose" with the lives of cancer sufferers. The Daily Telegraph