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Improving Quality of Care in Europe

Improving Quality of Care in Europe

Objective

Improving quality of care has been given too little attention in health economic research in the past although it is the central goal of health care systems in Europe. The proposed ETN on “Improving Quality of Care in Europe (IQCE)” aims to address this gap and has the following aims: 1) Create new evidence and improve existing health economic research in the field of quality of care. Research gaps are addressed by empirical, theoretical and experimental approaches with a focus on innovative econometric methods using novel access to databases. 2) Establish a close link of the topical PhD projects to health policy and practice ensuring high relevance and practical applicability of results. Implementation of project results can potentially enhance performance of European health care systems. 3) Train PhD fellows to be experts in the field of quality of care and obtain excellent profiles for different career paths in health economic research or practice. 4) contribute to better coordination of currently fragmented health economic research in Europe. This will improve the competitive position of European health economic research. 5) serve as a model for joint doctorate programmes in health economics in Europe. This will drive the development of PhD programmes in health economics in Europe, which currently are scarce. To address these aims, the research programme consists of research clusters: (a) effectiveness & safety, (b) efficiency, (c) access & equitability, and (d) acceptability (WP2-5). Clusters also define secondments and joint research activities of one cluster. Across clusters, scientific training courses, soft-skill-courses and research-in-progress workshops will provide new skills and ensure interaction and exchange between PhD fellows (WP6). The strong participation of the non-academic sector in courses, workshops, acting as hosts, providing research data, or acting as practice mentors for PhD fellows will ensure transfer of research into practice (WP7).

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Address

Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 996 865,92

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

FACULDADE DE ECONOMIA DA UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 476 712,72

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 516 122,64

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

ST JUDE MEDICAL COORDINATION CENTER

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 250 560

Partners (12)

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Lundbeck GmbH

Department of Health

Dutch Health Insurance Board

EUHEA

German Ass.-n of University Hospitals

National Health Service Italy

National Health Service Portugal

Techniker Krankenkasse- WINEG

The Danish Association of Regions

Odense University Hospital-RUGP

Valenti Centre for Health Economics

WHO Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 721402

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 877 749,36

  • EU contribution

    € 3 877 749,36

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany