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Assessment of patient payment policies and projection of their efficiency, equity and quality effects. The case of Central and Eastern Europe

Objective

Given the lack of systematic research on the assessment of patient payment policies in Europe and worldwide, and the urging need of (re-)evaluating patient payment policies in Central and Eastern Europe due to the widely spread informal patient payments, our project will focus on these issues. The aim of the project is to identify a comprehensive set of tangible evidence-based criteria suitable for the assessment of patient payment policies and to develop a policy projection tool that can be used to analyze the efficiency, equity and quality impacts of these polices. The set of assessment criteria and the projection tool that will be developed in this project, will be validated by their application in Central and Eastern European countries. In addition to this, the project aims to assure an extensive dissemination of project results involving policy-makers, health care professionals and the general public. The project results will contribute to the overall progress in research focused on the methodology of policy evaluation, as well as in research focused on the analysis of the Central and Eastern European health care reforms. Seven countries will be included: advanced Central European countries (Hungary and Poland), advanced former Soviet republics in Europe (Lithuania), less advanced Eastern European countries (Bulgaria and Romania), and less advanced Former Soviet republics in Europe (Ukraine). The comparison between these countries will help to establish to what extent the country context influences the evaluation of patient payment policies. The project will have a direct relation to Theme 8, but will also address the general objectives defined in the work program, of policy harmonization, capacity building, mobility of scholars, strengthening competitiveness, international cooperation and solution to social problems.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 742 871
Administrative Contact
Milena Pavlova (Dr.)

Participants (6)

Medical University Of Varna
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 130 050
Address
55 Marin Drinov Str.
9002 Varna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emanuela Moutafova (Dr.)
VIESOJI ISTAIGA MTVC
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 72 900
Address
Antakalnio Str. 22B
LT-10305 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liubove Murauskiene (Dr.)
SCOALA NATIONALA DE SANATATE PUBLICA, MANAGEMENT SI PERFECTIONARE IN DOMENIUL SANITAR BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 54 829
Address
Strada Vaselor 31
021253 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Constanta Mihaescu Pintia (Ms.)
Shkola Ohorony Zdorovia
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 166 810
Address
Skovorody Street 2
04070 Kiev
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irena Gryga (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 159 696
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
31 007 Krakow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcin Jedrychowski (Mr.)
KOZSZOLGALTATASOK KOZGAZDASAGI ES IRANYITASI KERDESEINEK KOZPONTJA ALAPITVANY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 119 340
Address
Fővám Tér 8
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gyorgy Jenei (Prof.)