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Lost Voices: the invisibility of homeless people with multiple needs

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Lost Voices: the invisibility of homeless people with multiple needs . The latest research report in the Hidden Homelessness series is a study by Clare Croft-White and Georgie Parry-Crooke for Crisis Health Action on multiple health needs among individuals who are homeless. Homeless people suffer from extremely high levels of physical and mental ill health. Many are dealing with multiple health problems making them exceptionally vulnerable. There are enormous obstacles preventing these individuals from accessing appropriate care. Through semi-structured interviews with homeless individuals and service providers in health care, homelessness and other relevant agencies, this research sheds light on a recognisable, but under-examined health and care issue. Register for full report.

 

By Crisis, UK.

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The International Market for Medical Services: The UK?Germany Experience

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The International Market for Medical Services: The UK?Germany Experience . This report reviews recent experience of contracts between UK health service providers and German clinics and hospitals and assesses the potential for a market for German hospital services to develop in the UK. It also aims to identify barriers to the development of a competitive UK market for German hospital services in the UK, focussing on three categories: Technical, administrative/legal and attitudinal. By Ian Birch and Marion v. Boxberg.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.

Health Policy Resource.


Complementary/alternative medicine in the UK and Germany-research and evidence on supply and demand

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Complementary and alternative medicine in the UK and Germany - research and evidence on supply and demand . In recent years, the market for complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has apparently seen tremendous growth in most countries of the European Union. Similarly, there have been changes in the supply of services including the numbers of practitioners active in the provision of CAM services. The report deals with the current definitions, demand and structures of the supply of complementary and alternative medicine in the United Kingdom and Germany. This analysis of the status quo in the field of CAM use and CAM provision aims to provide the empirical knowledge base necessary for future research into regulation and policy-making in both countries. The report concludes by identifying the potential for future research building on the findings presented here. By Anna Dixon, Omer Saka, Julian Le Grand, Annette Riesberg, Susanne Weinbrenner, Reinhard Busse.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.

Health Policy Resource.