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Implementation of the Tallinn Charter in the WHO European region: where is the evidence? A systematic comparison of online information before and after the end of the year of signature.

Carinci, F (2012) Implementation of the Tallinn Charter in the WHO European region: where is the evidence? A systematic comparison of online information before and after the end of the year of signature. Health Policy, 104 (3). pp. 215-221.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The "Tallinn Charter: Health Systems, Health and Wealth" signed by 53 member states of the WHO European Region provides guidance for strengthening health systems. OBJECTIVES: A systematic search was conducted to compare studies and actions related to the commitments of the Tallinn Charter. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Target keywords were identified directly from the Charter. Structured web search was conducted on Pubmed/Google. Results for 2007-2010 were analyzed as frequencies before/after the end of the year of signature and classified by relevance and category of content. RESULTS: Searches for 2007-2010 extracted N=717 papers in Medline and N=634 links in Google using combined keywords. Additional N=165 direct links to the Charter were found by Google for 2008-2010. An increase by 18% (scientific literature) and 10% (grey literature) was observed after 2008. DISCUSSION: The number of conceptual, methodological, analytical or system evaluation reports related to the themes of the Charter increased after 2008, while benchmarking and cross-country comparisons were less frequent. Opposite trends were observed for the grey literature. CONCLUSIONS: The implementation of the Tallinn Charter is supported by more information available on the topic. The methodology used to perform a rapid search may be usefully repeated to monitor the process.

Item Type: Article
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Carinci, Ff.carinci@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : March 2012
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2011.11.015
Uncontrolled Keywords : Delivery of Health Care, Europe, Internationality, Internet, Quality Assurance, Health Care, World Health Organization
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:28
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 10:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/827946

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