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European Collaboration for Healthcare Optimization

Objective

"ECHO, European Collaboration for Healthcare Optimization, gathers the interests for Healthcare Performance Measurement of different Academic and Research Institutions from six European countries and an International Body for Healthcare Policy Analysis. Designed as a 48 months project, it has been conceived as a “pilot study” based on available administrative databases. It aims at describing the actual performance of six different Healthcare Systems at hospital, healthcare area, regional and country level. To tackle performance measurement in this project, two different methodological approaches will be used: [a] a population geographical-based, responding the question: Is the access to a diagnostic or surgical procedure dependant on the place where a person lives? And, [b] a provider-specific, answering the question: Is the risk for a patient to access high quality care -and have better health outcomes- different regarding the provider in which he or she is admitted? Utilization, equity in access and allocative efficiency will be analysed as performance measures in the former approach; and, healthcare outcomes and associated costs will be measures in the latter one. ECHO has been envisaged as a five work packages project. The first two work packages are devoted to prepare the core work package (WP#3) Performance Measurement and Report; so, the WP#1 is committed with the creation of the ECHO Data Warehouse and the second one is dedicated to the Methodological foundations of the project. Work packages #4 (web-based tools development) and #5 (dissemination) are carefully thought to ease the diffusion of our findings to decision-makers; in the former, a web-based analytical tool will allow advanced users to replicate methods and analysis; in the latter, local key agents like policy decision-makers and managers, will feed the findings making them transferable to their own decision-making process."

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/surgery/surgical procedure

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

INSTITUTO ARAGONES DE CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD
Address
Avenida San Juan Bosco 13
50009 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 792 135,05
Administrative Contact
David Betrán Lizaga (Mr.)

Participants (7)

INSTITUT ZA VAROVANJE ZDRAVJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE

Participation ended

Slovenia
Address
Trubarjeva 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Radoš Krnel (Ms.)
ESCOLA NACIONAL DE SAUDE PUBLICA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 469 520
Address
Avenida Padre Cruz
1600 560 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lurdes Pedro (Dr.)
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA JAVNO ZDRAVJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 275 618,50
Address
Trubarjeva Cesta 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandra Radoš Krnel (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 359 708,45
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)
UMIT- PRIVATE UNIVERSITAT FUR GESUNDHEITSWISSENSCHAFTEN, MEDIZINISCHEINFORMATIK UND TECHNIK GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 342 020,80
Address
Eduard Wallnoefer Zentrum 1
6060 Hall In Tyrol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tea Tomic (Ms.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 160 545,60
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne-Grete Gad (Ms.)
EUROPEAN HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 338 449,60
Address
Rock Road 118
Booterstown Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jeni Bremner (Ms.)