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EUropean Cross Border Care Collaborations<br/>Short Title: CrossEurope

EUropean Cross Border Care Collaborations
Short Title: CrossEurope

Objective

EUCBCC aims to facilitate a process whereby Europe's citizens can make informed choices about whether to seek health care in another Member State and, if they so choose, to ensure that the admin and clinical processes are straightforward and ensure continuity of care. It takes as its starting point the recent draft Directive on Patients' Rights, augmented by the existing body of research on cross-border care. It then focuses on those areas where the necessary information is incomplete and seeks to fill the gaps. It is equally important to state what it does not do. It does not seek to quantify the scale of movement because our earlier research reveals this to be a dynamic area where data are often unavailable and rapidly become out of date. EUCBCC firstly examines five aspects of health care delivery where it will be necessary for procedures to be compatible if patients are to be assured that the care they receive is safe, of adequate quality, and capable of providing continuity where some parts of the overall care process are provided in different Member States. These are: provisions with regard to the continuing quality health professionals; treatment pathways; public reporting of quality; content and scope of medical records; and medical prescribing. Secondly, it looks at three areas where there is already cross-border collaboration, to identify practical issues that have arisen and how they have (not) addressed. These areas of practice are collaborations between hospitals in border areas, telemedicine, and dentistry. The research on the first set of topics generally takes place on two levels. The first involves a series of pan-European surveys to identify the nature of the phenomenon in, as far as possible, all Member States. The second involves focused studies in key areas geographical of subject areas that capture important issues. The methods used are both quantitative and qualitative and involve contributions from a broad range of disciplines.
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Coordinator

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Address

Houghton Street 1
Wc2a 2ae London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 474 822

Administrative Contact

Helen Vieth (Ms.)

Participants (13)

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 228 753

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 671 596

OBSERVATOIRE SOCIAL EUROPEEN ASBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 189 743

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 339 744

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 366 480

EUROPAISCHES ZENTRUM FUR WOHLFAHRTSPOLITIK UND SOZIALFORSCHUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 341 956

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 147 520

INSTITUT ZA VAROVANJE ZDRAVJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 85 600

SIHTASUTUS POLIITIKAUURINGUTE KESKUS PRAXIS

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 116 826

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 286 037

SEMMELWEIS EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 169 144

REGIONE DEL VENETO

Italy

AZIENDA UNITA' LOCALE SOCIO SANITARIA N 10 VENETO ORIENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 81 216

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 242058

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 766 893

  • EU contribution

    € 4 499 437

Coordinated by:

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom