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Improving quality and patient SAFEty in surgical care through STandardisation and harmonisation of perioperative care in Europe

Objective

Adverse events in health care are suffered by between 8% and 12% of patients admitted to hospitals in the EU and are accountable for around EUR 21 billion in direct costs. Surgical adverse events are one of the most common types reported.

The SAFEST project aims at improving and harmonising perioperative patient safety by establishing widely supported perioperative patient-centred EU standardised practices to address this challenge.

SAFEST goes beyond state of the art in surgical patient safety by addressing the whole perioperative patient?s pathway (beyond the hospital care), thus ensuring the continuum of care.
Patients will participate as co-equal partners throughout the project. Their engagement will start with the broad European consensus, jointly with other key stakeholders, to design the SAFEST standardised practices for perioperative care.
The SAFEST standardised practices will be implemented in 10 hospitals from 5 EU countries through a Perioperative Quality Improvement Learning Collaborative (PQILC). Our evaluation of the implementation, both from a process and a results perspective, will allow assessing the impact of the implementation of standardised practices on the improvement of clinical outcomes and to identify contextual facilitators and barriers at micro, meso and macro levels, providing new evidence to translate standardised, evidence-based guidelines to clinical practice.

The uptake of the SAFEST standardised practices will be taken a step further by inviting 100 hospitals across EU-27, associated countries and beyond, to self-evaluate and create an international benchmarking assessment.
Furthermore, we will ensure that SAFEST makes an impact beyond its lifespan, with ambitious dissemination and exploitation plans that include launching an open-access benchmarking platform for European hospitals and constituting an international network on perioperative patient care.

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Coordinator

FUNDACION AVEDIS DONABEDIAN PARA LA MEJORA DE LA CALIDAD ASISTENCIAL
Net EU contribution
€ 998 521,00
Address
Calle Provenza 293 Pral
08037 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25

Participants (12)

STICHTING NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK VAN DE GEZONDHEIDSZORG
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 685 213,00
Address
Otterstraat 118-124
3500 BN Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 471 060,00
Address
Campus De Campolide
1099 085 Lisboa

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 519 186,00
Address
Geert Grooteplein 10 Zuid
6525 GA Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
SISTEMA ESPANOL DE NOTIFICACION EN SEGURIDAD EN ANESTESIA Y REANIMACION
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 682 181,00
Address
Calle Budapest 1. Hospital Universitario Fundacion
28922 Alcorcon

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 318 702,00
Address
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SIHTASUTUS TARTU ULIKOOLI KLIINIKUM
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Puusepa 1a
50406 Tartu

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Region
Eesti Eesti Lõuna-Eesti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

SIHTASUTUS POHJA-EESTI REGIONAALHAIGLA
Estonia
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
J Sutiste Tee 19
13419 Tallinn

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Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OPTIMEDIS AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 306 003,00
Address
Burchardstrasse 17
20095 Hamburg

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,75
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES HOPITAUX ET DES SOINS DE SANTE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 241 195,00
Address
Avenue Marnix 30/17
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHESIOLOGY AND INTENSIVE CARE AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 274 635,00
Address
Rue Des Comediens 24
1000 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SPOJENA AKREDITACNI KOMISE OPS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 352 080,00
Address
Nad Panenskou 4 164 Stresovice
160 00 Praha

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NH HOSPITAL AS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
Okruhova 1135/44
155 00 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00