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EuroHOPE - European Health Care Outcomes, Performance and Efficiency (completed)

EuroHOPE is a four-year European research project launched to evaluate the performance of European health care systems in terms of outcomes, quality, use of resources and costs.

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About the project

The evaluation is based on five key public health problems or diseases:

  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Stroke
  • Hip fracture
  • Breast cancer
  • Low-birth-weight infants

The project is coordinated from Finland. The project’s main web page.

Objectives

  • Developing methods to measure outcomes and costs of care of specific diseases that can be used for routine evaluation of care given in the entire cycle of care (not only for specific procedures or short episodes);
  • Developing methods for international comparative health service research using register data;
  • Investigating the relationship between outcomes (or quality) with costs (or other measures of use of resources) between European countries, regions and providers applying a multilevel approach;
  • Exploring reasons behind differences in outcomes and costs. In particular, the focus will be on policy driven factors (such as treatment practices, use of medicines and modern technology, waiting times, financing, organisation of delivery, and reforms);
  • Implementing European-wide benchmarking on outcomes, quality and costs, which enables decision-makers as well as health professionals at different levels to learn from the best practices.

Financing

The project is financed by the European Union under the seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the European Commission.

Cooperation

The EuroHOPE is coordinated by Centre for Health and Social Economics (CHESS) at the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland. The University of Oslo together with the Frisch Centre for Economic Research are Norwegian partners.

Other partners are:

  • Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Italy
  • Semmelweis University, Hungary
  • National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands
  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Project start and finish

1 January 2010 – 31 December 2015
 

Published May 16, 2011 5:35 PM - Last modified Dec. 4, 2015 3:37 PM