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A framework and tools to develop effective quality improvement programs in european healthcare

Objective

Quality improvement (QI) measures aim to improve health services. However, commonly used strategies for QI do not change professional practice or improve patient care. The objective of this proposal is to narrow the gap between research and practice by developing a research-based approach to QI. We will establish a framework for the selection, implementation and evaluation of QI interventions that address identified barriers to change and that can be tailored to local circumstances. Methods to identify the causes of sub-optimal care will be developed and interventions will be designed to address identified problems. Internet-based tools will be developed to help clinicians, policy-makers and others to transfer research findings into clinical practice. Expected results include a suite of tools for identifying barriers to change and a framework for selecting appropriate interventions.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NASJONALT KUNNSKAPSSENTER FOR HELSETJENESTEN
Address
St Olavs Plass
0131 Oslo
Norway

Participants (6)

ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE - HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France
Address
Rue Leblanc, 15
75908 Paris
AZIENDA SANITARIA LOCALE MODENA ITALY
Italy
Address
Viale Muratori 201
41100 Modena
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Norrbacka
171 76 Stockholm
REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA
Italy
Address
Via Aldo Moro 38
40127 Bologna
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Address
Geert Grooteplein 10
6500 HB Nijmegen
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Address
21 Claremont Place
NE2 4AA Newcastle Upon Tyne