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Operations management and demand-based approaches to healthcare outcomes and cost-benefits research

Objective

The MANAGED OUTCOMES proposal explores the assumption that healthcare outcomes and costs are affected by the efficiency of service production, the time/location constrained regional structure of healthcare delivery, and the degree to which people are empowered to participate in the co-production of their care. These relationships are insufficiently understood and need to be studied to meet the objectives of the new European health strategy. More optimized health systems should be planned on the grounds of citizens’ expectations for both effective outcomes, and for access and quality of healthcare delivery. The MANAGED OUTCOMES aims to generate the necessary scientific basis to underpin informed policy decisions. The expected impacts of the project on several levels of beneficiaries include the aim to advance the field of health systems research by promoting active dialogue between service research, operations management, health economics, and clinical medicine. This requires two types of actionable knowledge for policy makers: a) the cost impact and interrelationships of improved quality of care, efficiency and accessibility, and b) the cost impact of improved outcomes partly achieved with empowered customers acting as co-producers of their care. Practical impacts are a) methods for comparing and benchmarking healthcare production and distribution practices across Europe, to further the exchange of best practices across cultural contexts, b) demand-based tools for designing healthcare systems, and c) knowledge on the impacts of different service channels on health outcomes and cost-benefits. These results contribute to healthcare reform. This project aims to enhance the cooperation between European healthcare operations scholars to further promote integration and excellence of European healthcare systems research. The principal research method is comparative case studies and the project aims to develop scenarios and models of future healthcare systems.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/health economics
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 628 945
Administrative Contact
Tomi Malmström (Mr.)

Participants (9)

ERASMUS UNIVERSITEIT ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 558 999
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jenny Klomps (Ms.)
OTTO-FRIEDRICH-UNIVERSITAET BAMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 259 456,80
Address
Kapuzinerstrasse 16
96047 Bamberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Uwe Konerding (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 283 533,30
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose-Antonio Perez-Garcia (Mr.)
FEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES HOPITAUX ET DES SOINS DE SANTE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 108 840
Address
Avenue Marnix 30/17
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Pascal Garel (Mr.)
MILLER STEVEN RIEL
France
EU contribution
€ 49 393,75
Address
Rue Perrault 4
75001 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Riel Miller (Mr.)
ETHNIKI SCHOLI DIMOSIAS YGEIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 203 066
Address
196 Alexandras Avenue
11521 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Kyriopoulos (Prof.)
Tom Bowen Associates
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 338 941,50
Address
Compton Avenue 52
BN1 3PS Brighton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Forte (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 179 703,60
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thomas Fischer (Mr.)
FORUM VIRIUM HELSINKI OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 361 202,80
Address
Unioninkatu 24
00130 Helsinki
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marianne Dannbom (Ms.)