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Quality and costs of primary care in Europe

Objective

The QUALICOPC study aims to comprehensively evaluate primary care systems in Europe against criteria of quality, equity and costs. The study will provide an answer to the question what strong primary care systems entail and which effects strong primary care systems have on the performance of overall health care systems. The study will collect data in 32 countries in Europe by means of two surveys: one among general practitioners and another among users of patients in primary care. In addition, the study will use external data sources, such as: the System of Health Accounts (developed by Eurostat and OECD); the Health Care Quality Indicators Project (by OECD) and the PHAMEU data base (a product of a EU DG Sanco funded European project). The consortium for QUALICOPC represents all the expertise needed for this ambitious study, including links to the external data sources. The networks of the consortium members safeguard an effective dissemination of the study results to the research community, policy makers and other stakeholders in the European health sector. He dissemination strategy includes: the publication of articles in scientific and professional journals; publication of news and other project related information at the website; production of a book and policy briefs; presentations at policy meetings and conferences; and the organisation of a final conference. By its innovative design, in which different data sources are combined for comprehensive analyses, QUALICOPC will advance the state of the art in primary care research and contribute to the body of knowledge. This is both a scientific achievement and a contribution to evidence based health policy development in Europe.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK VAN DE GEZONDHEIDSZORG
Address
Otterstraat 118-124
3500 BN Utrecht
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 404 711
Administrative Contact
Wienke Boerma (Dr.)

Participants (5)

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 207 526
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pietro Tonutti (Mr.)
HOCHSCHULE FULDA-UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 152 094
Address
Leipziger Str. 123
36037 Fulda
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Gress (Prof.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 172 962
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan De Maeseneer (Prof.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 139 150
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gert Westert (Prof.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 122 434
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Danica Rotar-Pavlic (Dr.)