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Services and Health for Elderly in Long TERm care

Objetivo

One of the most relevant obstacle to assess and compare nursing home (NH) services and patients across countries relates to the fact that standardized and validated methodologies are not routinely in use in daily practice in Europe. The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is a comprehensive assessment instrument which contains a standardized set of essential clinical and functional status measures and allows evaluation of patients characteristics, measures of quality of care and patients outcomes. This instrument provides the informational basis for a system of outcome management and quality assurance for elders receiving long term care. The MDS is a powerful tool that can serve to assess outcomes, to measure quality of care and to compare provision of care, health care organization and systems across countries. We proposed to conduct a study aimed to validate the use of MDS as a methodology to assess provision of care in NH in Europe. Such methodology will allow to: a. measure patients outcomes and identify predictors of outcomes (changes in physical function, cognitive status, mood, hospitalization and survival) both at a patient level and at a service level; b. evaluate and monitor quality of care provided and identify incentives to improve quality and enhance prevention; c. compare structural and organisational characteristics of NH Services in European countries, along with the clinical and functional characteristics of their residents. To this aim we propose a large cross-national, prospective, observational study enrolling older people in NH in European countries. NH residents in the study will be assessed using the MDS. Information collected with this instrument will contribute to the creation of the first cross-national database on NH in Europe and will contribute to the validation of a methodology of assessment of NH residents that can be applied on large scale.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-HEALTH-2007-B
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Coordinador

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Dirección
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Italia

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Filippo Leone (Mr.)
Aportación de la UE
€ 566 864

Participantes (7)

UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Chequia
Aportación de la UE
€ 202 000
Dirección
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Kristyna Matejkova (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 223 620
Dirección
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Frank Gleixner (Mr.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finlandia
Aportación de la UE
€ 193 200
Dirección
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Jaakko Penttinen (Mr.)
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 187 440
Dirección
3 Avenue Victoria
75000 Paris

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Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Christophe Misse (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
Aportación de la UE
€ 232 640
Dirección
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Suzan Aminpour (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 428 674
Dirección
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Juan Manuel Vidal (Mr.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 316 320
Dirección
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
M.M. Telkamp (Dr.)