STEP BY STEP, BUILDING STRONGER HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS
The result: a series of pilot programmes that demonstrate the power of concrete solutions to improve the sustainability of healthcare systems. Each programme falls under at least one of the three pillars of sustainable healthcare: prevention and early intervention, patient empowerment and reorganisation of care delivery. The most successful pilots are scaled up and every project proves that even small changes have the potential to make a big impact. The power of pilot programmes is that they serve as examples; models that can be adapted to different countries, languages and health systems.
- Austria – Psoriasis Patient Coaches
- Belgium – Activ84worK
- Canada – Alberta gets Fit for Work
- Denmark – A Solution Catalogue with nine solutions
- Finland – Advancing Healthcare Sustainability
- France – Carmelia
- Germany – The “Simply Irreplaceable!” Initiative
- Greece – Instituting National Health Insurance
- Greece – Re-organising Emergency Hospital Care
- Ireland – A Journey of Innovation & Partnership
- Israel – Reboot – AbbVie Innovation Forum
- Italy – A Micro-Simulation Model
- Netherlands – Towards more Effective Treatments
- Norway – “We Care!” A Work/Life Balance Initiative
- Poland – “Healthy – Active – Constructive”
- Portugal – IS2 Portugal Sustainable Health Initiative
- Romania – The “Hands with Life” Initiative
- Slovakia – A study to facilitate patient education
- Spain – Fit for Life: Living longer, Living Better
- Sweden – A Solutions Catalogue
- Sweden: IBD Home – Patient disease self-monitoring
- Switzerland – Development for Hospitals: A Manual
- Turkey – Gaziantep University Early Arthritis Clinic
- UK – The Hepatitis C Partnership
- UK – The Shared Decision-Making Tool
- UK – Early Intervention Clinic for MSDs
Spain – Fit for Life: Living longer, Living Better
Fit for Life: Living Longer, Living Better is an initiative within the framework of the current debate on how to maintain an efficient and viable healthcare sys-tem in the long-term with the progressive ageing of the population and rise of chronic disease. It offers recommendations and solutions to improve secondary and tertiary prevention in Spain to extend healthy life years of citizens and reduce the burden of chronic diseases.
In Spain, the percentage of healthcare expenditure allocated to public health and prevention is only 2.3%. Chronic conditions need a new approach in order to improve their prevention and management.
The aim is to replicate the initiative of the current pilot underway in Castilla-la-Mancha in other Spanish regions. The roadmap in the Fit for Life report is easily replicable across regions and countries.
The result of more than a year of reflection and multidisciplinary work of a large spectrum of healthcare and science experts, including patient representatives, clinicians, pharmacists, policymakers and health administration representatives, the report offers six lines of action:
• Promote a co-responsible citizen
• Orientate the healthcare system towards prevention
• Establish the economic model of prevention
• Measure the impact of secondary and tertiary prevention
• Implement information and communication technologies and foster research
• Development and innovation in prevention.
Spotlight on Prevention: When, Who and How?
Unhealthy lifestyles and lack of physical activity are key factors in the development of chronic diseases. Early prevention and diagnosis, better education, and above all collaboration among governments, patient organizations, and industry are crucial to prevent chronic diseases from arising.