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Financing systems’ effects on the Quality of Mental health care in Europe

Objective

REFINEMENT will conduct the first ever comparative and comprehensive overview of links between the financing of mental health care in Europe and the outcomes of mental health services. Mental health is a key priority area for Europe, as evidenced by the publication by the European Commission in June 2008 of its European Pact on Mental Health and Wellbeing. Conducted across nine European Countries (Italy, Austria, UK, Spain, Finland, Norway, France, Estonia and Romania) it will bring together an experienced team of health economists, mental health service researchers, public health specialists and cover, in term of funding models and interfaces with social care services, a representative range of health care systems across Europe.
Four core scientific objectives of REFINEMENT will help us attain our overarching goal of determining how variations in the structure and characteristics of mental health financing systems in nine European states: (1) impact on quality of care; (2) impact on the appropriateness of pathways through the services system; (3) help identify best practice and effective innovations and components of the financing system; and (4) allow us to draw conclusions and present recommendations on how best to structure funding systems in different country contexts. The first objective is to map and describe characteristics (including incentives) of financing systems for mental health care. In objective 2 using detailed descriptions of nine mental health systems, we wish to describe the outcomes of mental health services, including quality of care and met/unmet needs. Objective 3 will describe typical pathways through the health and social care system by people with mental health needs. Finally objective 4 is to build a series of health care financing models conducive to the promotion of high quality mental health care associated with better outcomes, drawing on data obtained as part of the three previous objectives.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 889 974,19
Administrative Contact
Susanna Montalto (Dr.)

Participants (8)

LUDWIG BOLTZMANN GESELLSCHAFT OSTERREICHISCHE VEREINIGUNG ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 448 700
Address
Nussdorfer Strasse 64/6
1090 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heinz Katschnig (Prof.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 444 189,20
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anji Mehta (Ms.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 249 440,25
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Penttinen
ASOCIACION CIENTIFCA PSICOST
Spain
EU contribution
€ 241 317,60
Address
Campus De Dos Hermanas Avenida De Las Universidades
41704 Dos Hermanas
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paula Llull Llobera (Ms.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 390 136,50
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Solfrid Sørensen (Ms.)
TARTU ULIKOOL

Participation ended

Estonia
EU contribution
€ 69 065,81
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kadri Raav (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS XII VAL DE MARNE
France
EU contribution
€ 139 292
Address
Avenue Du General De Gaulle 61
94010 Creteil
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nicolas Vautrin (Mr.)
ROMANIAN ACADEMY NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Romania
EU contribution
€ 127 080
Address
13 Calea 13 Septembrie
050711 Bucharest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carmen Beatrice Pauna (Dr.)