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Evaluation of a patient-centred biopsychosocial blended collaborative care pathway for the treatment of multi-morbid elderly patients

Objective

ESCAPE will rethink current practice for treating multimorbidity in elderly patients and break down health care silos that impede integrated care and lead to adverse outcomes. We will coordinate and optimise care, prioritising integration of treatment for mental distress and disorders in the treatment of multimorbidity. Our interdisciplinary multinational consortium of experts from general and hospital medical practice and psychology, health economics, ICT development and social innovation as well as patient and informal carer representatives, will develop a holistic, patient-centred intervention based on the blended collaborative care (BCC) approach and enhanced by cutting-edge information and communication technologies. Trained Care Managers will work closely together with the patient’s general practitioner under supervision of a Clinical Specialist Team. They will use a meta-algorithm integrated in the interactive imergo® e-health Integrated Care Platform to customise patients’ treatment to their individual needs and preferences and liaise among providers. The platform will also empower patients and informal carers to increase their intrinsic capacities. ESCAPE as a social innovation will decrease disease burden for patients, informal carers and ultimately society and improve their quality of life (QoL), prioritised as the most important treatment outcome by patients, carers, and multimorbidity guidelines. ESCAPE will conduct for the first time a randomised controlled trial embedded in a comprehensive cohort study design to compare BCC and usual care. We will include patients with heart failure, ≥2 medical comorbidities and psychological distress. The primary effectiveness endpoint will be patients’ health-related QoL. Medical outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and several other patient-relevant outcomes will be secondary endpoints. We will apply an active dissemination and exploitation strategy to derive maximum impact from the new pathway for multimorbidity care.

Call for proposal

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

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 870 233,91

Participants (15)

REGION SJAELLAND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 250 221,63
Address
Alleen 15
4180 Soroe
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 576 882,39
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 40
37075 Goettingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HAMBURG-EPPENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 380 616,88
Address
Martinistrasse 52
20251 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KLINIKUM DER UNIVERSITAET ZU KOELN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 590 829,50
Address
Kerpener Strasse 62
50937 Koeln
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 328
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 365 401,25
Address
Saint Stephen's Green 123
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LIETUVOS SVEIKATOS MOKSLU UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 167 597,34
Address
A Mickeviciaus Gatve 9
44307 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 160 191,25
Address
Ulloi Utca 26
1085 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AZIENDA UNITA' SANITARIA LOCALE DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 112 794,05
Address
Via Castiglione 29
40124 Bologna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 298,75
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 576 822,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROCARERS-ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE TRAVAILLANT AVEC ET POUR LES AIDANTS NON-PROFESSIONNELS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 133 232,50
Address
Rue Pere De Deken 14
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
BUNDESARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT SELBSTHILFE VON MENSCHEN MIT BEHINDERUNG UND CHRONISCHER ERKRANKUNG UND IHREN ANGEHORIGEN E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 487,50
Address
Kirchfeldstrasse 149
40215 Dusseldorf
Activity type
Other
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 99 750
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ERINN INNOVATION LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 343 518,75
Address
Olympic House Pleasants Street
D08H67X Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)