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ATRIAL FIBRILLATION INTEGRATED APPROACH IN FRAIL, MULTIMORBID, AND POLYMEDICATED OLDER PEOPLE

Objective

Multimorbidity is a common condition in older age, and can substantially influence individuals’ health and quality of life, making management more difficult. A single-disease approach with fragmented care is still prevalent in current healthcare systems despite multimorbidity representing a heterogeneous spectrum of disease combination(s). On this background, the novel approach underpinning the AFFIRMO project is to focus on clusters of multimorbidity where atrial fibrillation(AF) represents one of the chronic conditions. Improving the management of AF in the context of multimorbidity may benefit individuals on a larger scale, with a holistic approach to optimize clinical management of older AF patients taking into account the multifaceted aspects of individuals’ health, including multimorbidity, polypharmacy, personal preferences, and social context.
First, the project aims to identify different clusters of multimorbidity in older patients with AF. Second, AFFIRMO aims to assess the needs of patients, caregivers, and health professionals for the comprehensive management of multimorbidity including AF, and to examine ways of optimizing care and self-management. Third, AFFIRMO will develop, implement and test the effectiveness of a patient-centered approach on older multimorbid AF patients in the clinical practice. We aim to adapt, implement and promote a care pathway, in older patients with multimorbidity. A specific objective will be to develop an interoperable care framework that can facilitate the application of this personalized care pathway, that bridges the continuum between primary and secondary care, with the active involvement of patients with shared decision-making. A further aim will be to model the impact of multimorbidity including AF on healthcare costs and the health economic benefits by the proposed integrated care pathway. Finally, subgroup analyses would assess differences on outcomes of in relation to gender and social inequalities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social issues/social inequality

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2020-Two-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 819 487,25

Participants (19)

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 631 887,50
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 437 500
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 506 277,50
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 73 190
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITATEA DE MEDICINA SI FARMACIE CAROL DAVILA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 147 012,50
Address
Dionisie Lupu 37
020021 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 143 875
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACULTY OF MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 140 750
Address
Dr Subotica, 8
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MOVERIM CONSULTING SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 188 645
Address
Square Ambiorix 32
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ADVICE PHARMA GROUP SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 89 913,75
Address
Via Arezzo, 10/7
20162 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ONTONIX SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 116 000
Address
Via Colonnello Alessi 15
23100 Sondrio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARRHYTHMIA ALLIANCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
6B Essex House Cromwell Business Park
OX7 5SR Chipping Norton
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN UNION GERIATRIC MEDICINE SOCIETY AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 102 875
Address
Clos Chapelle Aux Champs 30 3037
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE DI SANITA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 129 895
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 512,50
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE PER IL TUO CUORE ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 651 000
Address
Via A Lamarmora 36
50121 Firenze
Activity type
Other
THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION THROUGH HEALTH DATA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 483 750
Address
Oude Mechelsestraat 165
1853 Strombeek-bever
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 536 428,75
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 378 503,50
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MEDITCINSKY UNIVERSITET-PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 146 250
Address
Vasil Aprilov Boulevard 15A
4002 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments