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International Research on Quality in Healthcare

Objective

International Research Project on Financing Quality in Healthcare InterQuality gathers the interest for financing systems' effect on quality of healthcare of researchers from seven EU countries and US. The study, based on administrative and survey data, is designed for 36 months. It will take into account needs of four different patient groups (sectors), affected by: hospital, outpatient, pharmaceutical and integrated care. The scope of research will cover: utilization of resources and efficiency, quality of care, including: equity of access, patient satisfaction and safety of treatment. Resources allocated by each sector will be analyzed in relation to risk of their overuse, underuse or misuse. Critical appraisal of individual contracts will be based on the New Institutional Economics theory. Principal-Agent framework, the new standard approach to modelling relationships between payers and providers in healthcare, will be applied to the analysis of reimbursement schemes. The first two work-packages will prepare theoretical background and collect statistical data in required format. Dedicated Data Warehouse will be launched and exploited by all project participants. Work-packages 3-6 will perform core analytical work by building and testing sector-specific models and delivering expected project results. The research will be conducted in Poland, Italy, Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom and United States. Each of the chosen countries has different health care financing system therefore the comparison of the results and outcomes, addressing different aspects of financial incentives' effect on quality of care, will advance the knowledge base on sustainability of the health systems. Further knowledge gained from the project will provide support for Member States to choose the right financing mechanisms in the different areas of the health care system, according to their needs, in order to achieve better health with available resources.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

WARSZAWSKI UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY
Address
Ul. Zwirki I Wigury 61
02 091 Warszawa
Poland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 708 032,50
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Hermanowski (Prof.)

Participants (8)

MEDIZINISCHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 395 120
Address
Carl-neuberg-strasse 1
30625 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frank Dittrich (Mr.)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 167 651,60
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christian Kronborg (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CATANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 366 000
Address
Piazza Universita 2
95131 Catania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Concetta La Rosa (Ms.)
THE URBAN INSTITUTE
United States
EU contribution
€ 212 971,50
Address
M. Street Nw 2100
20037 Washington
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandi Crawford (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 373 184,40
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chris Barber (Mr.)
Sopharm Sp z o.o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 351 900
Address
Panska 9
05-110 Jablonna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Chmielewska (Ms.)
COMITE PERMANENT DES MEDECINS EUROPEENS AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 136 080
Address
Rue Guimard 15
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sandra Ribon Martinez (Ms.)
FORUM EUROPEEN DES PATIENTS (FPE)
Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 239 189,60
Address
Rue Dicks 14
1417 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Liuska Sanna (Ms.)